As a Request For Comments (RFC) process, the Thermo Special Interest Group of CO-LaN has distributed today to CO-LaN Members a draft of the new version of the Chemical Reactions interface specification.
This version of the Chemical Reactions interface specification is to:
- replace the Chemical Reaction interface specification 1.0 with the objective to centralize the definitions of reactions for use by reactors.
As opposed to its predecessor version (1.0), this proposal exposes chemical reactions through the Material Object.
- introduce reactive phase equilibria that differ from conventional phase equilibria by calculation of overall composition as part of the reactive phase equilibrium.
- introduce multiple compounds slates to cover apparent and true species.
The revised Chemical Reactions interface specification extends the Thermo 1.1 interface specification. CO-LaN has now defined and implemented how to properly distribute extensions to version 1.1 of the CAPE-OPEN standard.
The concepts defined and used in the revised Chemical Reactions interface specification have been explained over the past few years in reports made by the Thermo SIG within CAPE-OPEN Annual Meetings (2017, 2018, 2019).
The RFC is open till December 1, 2021.