Chapter 7. Process Simulation

  1. Bruce A. Finlayson

Published Online: 8 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0471776688.ch7

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing

How to Cite

Finlayson, B. A. (2006) Process Simulation, in Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471776688.ch7

Author Information

  1. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 FEB 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471740629

Online ISBN: 9780471776680



  • chemical reaction equilibrium;
  • vapor-liquid equilibrium;
  • Aspen Plus blocks RGibbs and Flash2;
  • flowsheet;
  • Wegstein and Broyden convergence acceleration;
  • reactor;
  • vaporizer;
  • condenser;
  • compressor;
  • pump;
  • heat exchanger;
  • utility costs;
  • optimization


The unit operations allowed in Aspen Plus are listed. The ammonia process is modeled in detail, including utility costs and optimization. Convergence algorithms are described.