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TMCNet:  PSE Releases Major Update of gCRYSTAL Process Modelling Software

[November 12, 2012]

PSE Releases Major Update of gCRYSTAL Process Modelling Software

LONDON --(Business Wire)--

Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), the Advanced Process Modelling company, today announced the release of gCRYSTAL 3.0, its industry-leading software tool for increasing R&D efficiency, scaling up with reduced risk and optimising crystallization processes.

With its ability to rigorously predict particle size distributions, gCRYSTAL provides an integrated, easy-to-use, drag & drop graphical environment for R&D personnel, process engineers and scientists engaged in characterisation, design, scale-up and operation of crystallization processes. The software has been developed in conjunction with several leading companies from industries where crystallization processes - including precipitation - play an integral part, such as pharmaceuticals, fine and bulk chemicals, agrochemicals, food processing, consumer goods and minerals and mining.

New features include the ability to model, regress and analyse solubility vs solvent composition and temperature for enhanced modelling of antisolvent crystallization, new built-in kinetic mdels for primary and secondary nucleation, growth and agglomeration, and numerous enhancements related to ease of use. Significantly faster execution arising from various underlying improvements means that typical simulations may run up to 10 times faster while the performance gains for typical parameter estimations are greater than an order of magnitude.

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gCRYSTAL 3.0 builds on gCRYSTAL's powerful existing capabilities for batch, semi-batch and continuous crystallization process design and operational analysis, which include capabilities for estimating growth and other kinetic parameters from experimental data, multizonal modelling - utilising links with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software - for reliable scale-up, and industry-leading optimisation facilities.

Dr Sean Bermingham, VP of PSE's Solids business, says "gCRYSTAL 3.0 brings a step change to the effectiveness and efficiency with which advanced modelling can be applied to industrial problems relating to design optimisation and operational analysis. The built-in kinetics model library, solubility modelling capability and speed of execution enable a growing community of engineers and scientists to reap the benefits of a sophisticated crystallization modelling tool."

Dr Bermingham adds "Our continuing involvement with leading consortia in particle technology research, such as ERC-SOPS, RCPE and SSPC, helps to keep us at the forefront of developments in solids processing technology. At the same time, top universities such as Purdue, Loughborough and Delft have started teaching this advanced technology to a new generation of undergraduates."

Editors: for images, About gCRYSTAL and About PSE see www.psenterprise.com/news/pr121109.html


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