Cover of Computer Aided Chemical Engineering volume 40 (ESCAPE 27 proceedings)Authors: Menwer ATTARAKIH¹, Samer ALZYOD², Armin FRICKE³


  1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Jordan, Amman 11942, Jordan
  2. Chair of Separation Science & Technology, TU Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern 6765, Germany
  3. Chemstations Europe GmbH, Lindencorso, Unter den Linden 21, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Reference (APA): Attarakih, M., Alzyod, S., & Fricke, A. (2017). Population balance modelling of pulsed packed bed extraction columns using PPBLab software. In Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Vol. 40, pp. 67–72). Elsevier B.V.

Abstract: “In this work, we present a new population balance based module for modelling the hydrodynamics and mass transfer processes in pulsed packed bed liquid extraction columns. The new module is fully implemented using PPBLab software, which utilizes recent population balance model solution algorithms. In this regard, the PPBLab detailed and reduced extended fixed pivot solvers are used to discretize the internal coordinates, while the PPBLab built-in space-time solver is used to discretize the physical spatial domain. In addition to this, a user-friendly interface is designed to facilitate the user inputs and outputs and to allow a full access to the CAPE-OPEN thermodynamics package (TEA)…”

Comments: since PPBLab is MATLAB-based, the authors are making use of the CAPE-OPEN thermodynamic socket for MATLAB provided by AmsterCHEM. In fact this socket lets the end-user rely on whatever CAPE-OPEN Property Package of his/her choice, not just TEA, the thermodynamic server provided by AmsterCHEM.