The Role of Mobile Devices in Computer Aided Process Engineering

Mordechai Shacham, Michael B. Cutlip, Michael Elly

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The widespread and continuous availability of mobile devices (smart-phones and tablets) makes them attractive computational tools for CAPE applications. We have used a computational package developed by us for Android-based devices (PolyMathLite) to demonstrate a potential, important application of such packages. An example, involving the modelling and simulation of a semi batch, highly exothermic reaction is presented. The model of the reactor, operating at normal conditions is prepared, verified and saved. Whenever the need arises (as the result in changes in operating conditions) the model is updated and repeated simulations are used to determine what actions (if any) need to be taken in order to prevent temperature runaway in the reactor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946


  • Process modelling and simulation
  • Smart-phones
  • Temperature runaway

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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