The gPROMS platform provides all the essential functionality – drag & drop flowsheeting, first-principles custom modelling, parameter estimation, and most important, a powerful optimisation framework that allows you to seek optimal solutions directly rather than by trial-and-error simulation.
The gPROMS family provides a scalable solution for all your process modelling requirements from R&D to online operations, from general purpose flowsheeting to optimisation of reactor and crystallizer design.
Because all products are built on a single common platform, they provide a consistent user experience, with interoperable components where appropriate.
gPROMS implements a CAPE-OPEN thermodynamic socket. Any CAPE-OPEN Property Package adhering to version 1.0 of the CAPE-OPEN Thermodynamic and Physical Properties interface specification, can be plugged into gPROMS and called from within a gPROMS model.
gPROMS is one of the very few CAPE-OPEN PMEs implementing the CAPE-OPEN Numerical interfaces. Additional functionalities to the main concept, i.e. the Equation Set Object, have even been introduced as reported by Rolandi et Romagnoli (2009).
Use of CAPE-OPEN Equation Set Object in gPROMS has been reported in the literature:
- Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme and Universität Stuttgart: MANGOLD M., MOHL K.D., GRUNER S., KIENLE A., GILLES E.D. (2002). Nonlinear analysis of gPROMS models using DIVA via a CAPE ESO interface. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 10 (C), pp. 919-924.
Use of CAPE-OPEN Property Packages in gPROMS has been reported in the literature by several groups:
- Aspen Properties plugged into gPROMS: Michel PONS, Example of use of CAPE-OPEN at ATOFINA, 1st CAPE-OPEN US Conference, August 24, 2004, Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Cranfield University, UK: BILIYOK C., LAWAL A., WANG M., SEIBERT F. (2012). Dynamic modelling, validation and analysis of post-combustion chemical absorption CO2 capture plant. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 9, 428–445. Aspen Properties in gPROMS.
- Tianjin University, China: A method for modeling a catalytic distillation process based on seepage catalytic packing internal, Chemical Engineering Science, ISSN: 0009-2509, Vol: 101, pp. 699-711 (2013).
- East China University of Science and Technology/Wanhua Chemical Group Company Limited/Tianjin University: HU, X., CHENG, H., KANG, X., CHEN, L., YUAN, X., & QI, Z. (2018). Analysis of direct synthesis of dimethyl carbonate from methanol and CO2intensified by in-situ hydration-assisted reactive distillation with side reactor. Chemical Engineering and Processing – Process Intensification, 129, 109–117. Aspen Properties used in gPROMS.
- University of Sheffield, UK: OKO, E., RAMSHAW, C., & WANG, M. (2018). Study of intercooling for rotating packed bed absorbers in intensified solvent-based CO2 capture process. Applied Energy, 223, 302–316. Aspen Properties eNRTL model in gPROMS.
- Universidade de Lisboa and Universidade de Coimbra: DOMINGUES, L., PINHEIRO, C.I.C., OLIVEIRA, N.M.C., 2014. Optimal design of reactive distillation systems: Application to the production of ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE). Computers and Chemical Engineering 64, 81–94, and DOMINGUES, L., PINHEIRO, C.I.C., OLIVEIRA, N.M.C., 2017. Economic comparison of a reactive distillation-based process with the conventional process for the production of ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE). Computers and Chemical Engineering, 100, 9–26. A Redlich-Kwong-Soave (gas)/ UNIFAC (liquid) model from Aspen Properties is used in both papers.
- University of Hull: “Simplification of detailed rate-based model of post-combustion CO2 capture for full chain CCS integration studies“, Fuel 142 (2015) 87–93. Researchers at The School of Engineering use an ELECNRTL model from Aspen Properties as a thermodynamic server for a gPROMS model.
- National Tsing Hua University: KANG, J.L., SUN, K., … TAN, C.S., 2014. Modeling studies on absorption of CO2 by monoethanolamine in rotating packed bed. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 25, 141–150 and KANG J.L., WONG D.S.H., JANG S.S., TAN C.S., 2016. Comparison between packed beds and rotating packed beds for CO2 capture using monoethanolamine and dilute aqueous ammonia solutions. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 46, 228–239.
- University of Texas at Austin, USA: WALTERS M.S., EDGAR T.F. , ROCHELLE G.T., 2016, Dynamic modeling and control of an intercooled absorber for post-combustion CO2 capture. Chemical Engineering and Processing, 107, 1-10. They use an ELECNRTL model from Aspen Properties.
- Universidade de Lisboa, Universidade do Porto and EuroResinas, Industrias Químicas S.A., Portugal: BRAZ, C.G., MENDES, A., … MATOS, H.A., 2018. Model of an industrial multitubular reactor for methanol to formaldehyde oxidation in the presence of catalyst deactivation. Chemical Engineering Science, Volume 195, 23 February 2019, Pages 347-355. A CAPE-OPEN Property Package (NRTL model) from Aspen Properties is plugged into gPROMS.