ProCAFD (software tool)
ProCAFD is an innovative and new software that guides the user through its 12-step process design hierarchy. These steps start with problem definition and end with finding the targeted sustainable process design, and, include a synthesis step, a design step, several analyses steps (economics, sustainability and LCA). Also, a step for rigorous process simulation where links to commercial simulators are available.
At the inner core, we have the user-interface of ProCAFD.
The three stages consisting of 12 tasks are performed, as illustrated in the figure. First define the problem; then solve the synthesis problem in stage-1; then perform design-analysis after process simulation in stage-2; finally, in the outer layer, apply process intensification, etc., to generate alternative more sustainable process designs.
Integrated software tool for process synthesis, design, analysis
- Database library
- Flowsheet property models
- Synthesis, design, PI methods
- Process simulation
- Utility tools (LCA, ECON, ProPred, etc.)