Thermodynamics and the Simulation Engineer

Marco A Satyro 1
  • 1 Virtual Materials Group, Inc.

In this paper a brief, commented introduction to thermodynamics highlighting its connections with the simulation of chemical processes is presented. With these connections established I proceed to comment on current challenges faced by process and product modelers and conclude with a peek into the future of process and product design and the role of thermodynamics as the unifying discipline for engineers.

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CPPM is the premier forum for theoretical and applied research on product and process modeling, simulation and optimization. The journal assembles the best papers from around the world and covers the gap between product and process. It brings together chemical engineering researchers, practitioners, and software developers in a new forum for the international modeling and simulation community.