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An Overview of Modelling and Simulation

Various activities related to chemical engineering require using simulation as a tool to develop the technology to produce a new product or increase the productivity of an existing plant. A good understanding of chemical engineering fundamentals and of process models is a prerequisite to conducting simulations. Familiarity with the software being used for the simulation is an added advantage. The development of web-based simulation environments and the use of the Internet for communicating and transmitting data and other relevant information in various formats have made it possible for simulations to be performed at remote locations also. For example, troubleshooting at the site of industry may be carried out at a different place where the simulator and the simulating personnel are present.