Cover page of volume 48 of Computer Aided Chemical Engineering containing papers from 30th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process EngineeringAuthors: David KRONE¹, Erik ESCHE¹, Norbert ASPRION², Mirko SKIBOROWSKI³, Jens-Uwe REPKE¹


¹Technische Universität Berlin, Process Dynamics and Operations Group, Straβe des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany

²BASF SE, Chemical Process Modeling, Carl-Bosch-Strasse 38, 67056 Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany

³TU Dortmund University, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Laboratory of Fluid Separations, Emil-Figge-Strafie 70, 44227 Dortmund, Germany

Reference: David Krone, Erik Esche, Norbert Asprion, Mirko Skiborowski, Jens-Uwe Repke, Conceptual Design Based on Superstructure Optimization in GAMS with Accurate Thermodynamic Models, Editor(s): Sauro Pierucci, Flavio Manenti, Giulia Luisa Bozzano, Davide Manca, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Elsevier, Volume 48, 2020, Pages 15-20, ISSN 1570-7946, ISBN 9780128233771,

Abstract: “Conceptual design based on superstructure optimization is a complex task that neither commercial simulators nor dedicated modeling and optimization environments like GAMS, AMPL, and AIMMS are able to perform well by themselves: the first lack interfaces to state-of-the-art solvers, the latter do not provide accurate thermodynamic models. …”

Comments: This paper is directly linked to the presentation given by David KRONE, Erik ESCHE and Jens-Uwe REPKE at the CAPE-OPEN 2019 Annual Meeting. It exemplifies that by using MOSAICmodeling as a modeling environment, there is no need to develop additional code for interfacing GAMS with an external thermopdynamic engine. MOSAICmodeling brings the capability through CAPE-OPEN to get that interfacing working without any code development needed.