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This document attempts to provide information about Internet Resources available for Chemical Engineers. Posted every first day of the month. (and irregularly in between, depending on updates) Disclaimer: Though every attempt has been made to ensure the veracity of the following material, no responsibility is assumed for any use, or for any consequences resulting from any use, of the information contained herein. No guarantee of suitability for any purpose is offered or implied. Nothing in this document may be assumed to represent the employers of its contributors. This document is far from complete. Send questions and answers (along with additions to, subtractions from, and divisions of existing information -- no multiplications, square roots, or transcendental functions, my cabinet is full of them) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Though this is a FAQ, it is presented as a list of available information, rather than questions and answers style. Also, it assumes that you are familiar with the common netsurfing tools, like mosaic, netscape, gopher, ftp etc. You may redistribute this as long as you don't take statements out of context. Keep it together along with the revision number. ============================================================================= == Index == ============================================================================= Section 1 : Databases Section 2 : Simulators and Packages Section 3 : Directory Information Section 4 : Jobsearch Services Section 5 : Journals, articals etc. Section 6 : Home pages of organizations, institutions etc. Section 7 : Home pages of companies. Section 8 : Other information sources ============================================================================= == Section 1 === DATABASES ============================================================================= =o= DeChema Database: http://info.cas.org/welcome.html http://www.dechema.de VLE/LLE database. Available from STN (or CAS). The database is under the name DETHERM. Contains reference as well as experimental values. Also contains regressed parameters for various vapor pressure equations, activity coefficient models and equations of state. There is a charge for accessing the database at STN. But, One can look to see if the given compound is stored in DETHERM without any charge. The URL is http://www.dechema.de/englisch/iud/pages/dt_rech2.html DECHEMA also offers CHEMSAFE, a database of safety characteristics of about 2000 compounds. To see if a compound is available in CHEMSAFE, look at http://www.dechema.de/englisch/iud/pages/cs_login_online.html =o= Engineering Citation Databases: http://techreports.larc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/NTRS http://www.larc.nasa.gov/org/library/abs-tr.html =o= Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) gopher://ecosys.drdr.Virginaia.EDU/The Library/General/EPA Chemical factsh. gopher://gopher.chem.utah.edu/12/Chemical Substance Factsheets http://WWW.FISHER1.COM/Fisher/Alphabetical_Index.html gopher://atlas.chem.utah.edu/11/msds http://www.edge.net/alley/a&a_res.htm =o= DIPPR (AIChE) and assorted NIST databases http://www.nist.gov/srd Available from STN, for a fee. DIPPR is the well-known source for pure component properties. =o= Supplier database for chemicals, instruments, materials and services http://chemscope.com Searchable Database, also includes dailiy news in biotechnology, medical device/pharmaceutical industry, updates of FDA approvals etc. =o= NIST Chemistry WebBook http://webbook.nist.gov Ability to search chemical data based on name, formula, CAS registry number, molecular weight, ionization energy or proton affinity Over 5000 organic and inorganic compounds included. August 97 Release available. ============================================================================= == Section 2 === SIMULATORS AND SOFTWARE PACKAGES ============================================================================= =o= Aspen: http://www.aspentec.com gopher www.aspentec.com A set of engineering tools that can be used for offline process analysis as well as on-line optimization throughout the lifecycle of a process. The integrated technology suite includes: Steady-State Process Simulation Tools: ASPEN PLUS : Steady-state process modeling system MAX : PC-based process modeling system PROPERTIES PLUS : Physical property system RATEFRAC : Rate-based, non-equilibrium distillation model BPS : Bioprocess process modeling system BATCHFRAC : Batch modeling system Dynamics and Plant Optimization: SPEEDUP : Dynamic modeling and optimization system RT-OPT : On-line optimization tool ADSIM/SU : Adsorption process modeling system Process Integration and Synthesis: ADVENT : Process synthesis and design tool SPLIT : Distillation synthesis tool A demo version can be downloaded by anonymous ftp from ftp://ftp.che.ufl.edu/pub/aspentech/demos/ For more information, send mail to email@example.com An unmoderated e-mail list exists for aspen-users to discuss use of ASPAN PLUS (http://www.che.ufl.edu/WWW-CHE//topics/software.html) to subscribe to this list, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org leave the subject line blank, put a line like this, in the message subscribe aspen-use <your name> - <your organization> =o= Aqueous Chemistry Simulation Software (OLI Systems) http://www.olisystems.com Commercial computer software which simulates aqueous-based chemical systems. handles multicomponent systems including aqueous liquid, vapor, organic liquid, and multiple solid phases over the general range of 0 to 30 molal, -50 to 300 C, and 0 to 1500 Bar. Thermodynamic properties such as pH, ionic strength, enthalpy, osmotic pressure are computed automatically. The aqueous model includes redox chemistry, coprecipitation and reaction kinetics. Surface phenomena such as ion exchange, surface complexation and molecular adsorption (carbon adsorption) and transport properties such as electrical conductivity, viscosity and diffusivity are also available =o= Chemical Reaction Network Toolbox: ftp://ftp.che.rochester.edu/pub/feinberg =o= Heat transfer and fluid flow design analysis software SINDA/FLUINT CFD solver and SINAPS preprocessor http://www.webcom.com/~crtechh ftp://ftp.csn.net/crtech (22.214.171.124) =o= Hyprotech Chemical Engineering Process simulator http://www.Hyprotech.com ftp://ftp.Hyprotech.com E-mail: Info@Hyprotech.com Hyprotech is in the business of helping the Process Industries improve their Profitability and Operating Performance through Process Understanding. With powerful capabilities to address design, operability, training, and optimization issues, Hyprotech serves more than 1500 customers in 80 countries around the world. HYSYS: An Integrated Engineering Environment for Windows HYSYS Conceptual Design: Advanced distillation and separation technology HYSYS Steady State: The first and only true 32-bit Windows process simulator HYSYS Dynamics: One-click access from steady state to dynamics and back again HYSYS Operator Training: Advanced operator training for shutdowns and emergency situations* HYSYS.RTO+: Advanced on-line optimization with powerful "what-if" capabilities** HYSYS Empirical Modeling: Model non-linear operations using neural networks*** HYSYS DCS Checkout/SCADA: Design, evaluate and optimize a DCS system *Technical Alliance with CAE Electronics Inc. **Technical Alliance with MDC Technology Ltd. ***Technical Alliance with Pavilion Technologies HYSIM: A history of innovation for chemical/hydrocarbon steady state simulation since 1980 HYSIM was the first completely interactive simulator and the first simulator for the PC. The current version of HYSIM, refined by more than a decade of modeling the toughest applications found in the chemical and hydrocarbon processing industries, provides a comprehensive selection of capabilities: a complete Hyprotech thermodynamic library, oil characterization, a wide range of unit operations and utilities including Tower design and rating. Interfaces are available to sizing packages such as STX, HTFS, BJAC, Supertarget, Column Target, and OLGAS. POLYSIM: Windows polymer simulation based on POLYRED, the world's leading polymer simulator POLYSIM, a modular, open-ended package for the computer-aided analysis and design of polymerization systems, is based on POLYRED, already the world's foremost polymer process simulator. POLYSIM is a cooperative effort with Prof. Harmon Ray of the University of Wisconsin Polymerization Research Laboratory to develop a commercial PC version of POLYRED. This version features the effortless yet powerful HYSYS graphical user interface under Windows. FLARENET: Windows flare header network design and optimization FLARENET facilitates the design and optimization of flare header networks and vent systems based on user specified limits for noise, back pressure or mach number. Complex piping networks, with any number of relieving sources can be modeled. Pressure drop calculations are made using single and two phase pressure drop calculations. Robust multiphase thermodynamic models back up the physical property predictions used by the pressure drop models. Sizing calculations determine either the minimum size for a new vent system or sizing to relieve bottlenecks. Extensive internal databases, integration with external programs and direct interfaces with HYSIM and HYSYS allow FLARENET to speed and improve model development. Third-party: Products which seamlessly interface with HYSIM or HYSYS STXW/ACX: Thermal design/analysis of shell and tube (STX) and air cooled (ACX) heat exchangers HTFS: Thermal design/analysis of shell and tube (STX) and air cooled (ACX) heat exchangers OLGAS: Calculates the pressure gradient, liquid holdup, and flow regime at a given point in a pipeline or wellbore AMSIM: Used to evaluate the removal of CO2 and H2S from hydrocarbon streams in alkanolamine based process systems =o= Multivariate Data Analysis (CAMO) http://www.aksess.no/camo/ =o= PROSIM http://www.bre.com ftp://ftp.bre.com/pub/demos/ slideshow demo General purpose simulator used to design and optimize plants in the oil, gas, chemical and refining industries. =o= SimSci http://www.simsci.com (More info: send e-mail to email@example.com) PROVISION : Open, graphical computing environment for process engineering software. PRO/II : General-purpose flowsheeting and optimization program. ROM : Rigorous, on-line modeling and optimization technology. INPLANT : Multiphase, fluid-flow simulator for plant piping networks. PIPEPHASE : Simulator for pipelines, gathering networks, and production systems. HEXTRAN : Heat transfer simulation and pinch-analysis program. DATACON : Data reconciliation program. PROTISS : Integrated environment for performing dynamic and steady-state simulations. YIELDSTATION : Integrated plant performance and yield accounting system. VISUAL FLARE : Simulator for graphical design and modeling of flare relief system. =o= TSWEET http://www.bre.com ftp://ftp.bre.com/pub/demos/ slideshow demo Process simulator for amine sweetening units, sulfur recovery plants, tailgas cleanup units or combination of these. =o= Chempute Software http://www.chempute.co.za/~davewick Full catalogue at the Web Site. =o= Peng-Robinson EOS: properties: http://www.questconsult.com/~tam/thermot.html This web site takes input using html forms and does property calculations using Peng-Robinson Equation of State. Max. of 10 components are allowed. Mostly experimental site. =o= MINEQL+ : Chemical Equillibrium Software http://www.agate.net/~ersoftwr/mineql.html Uses asme numerical engine and database as EPA's MINETEQA2. Much easier to use and understand. Designed as a research tool. But, has been primarily used in teaching. DOS-based Freeware for aqueous systems. =o= LNG Safety Software programs http://www.ruscinc.com Several programs relating to LNG safety, developed by Risk and Industrial Safety Consultants Inc., under sponsorship of Gas Research Institute (GRI). Freeware, DOS based, User's guide available as text and MSWord/WordPerfect format. =o= Steam Properties http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/taftan/ Shareware for MS-Windows. The DLL version can be integrated with other applications, such as spreadsheets etc. =o= ChemSage, ChemGeo, ChemApp http://gttserv.lth.rwth-aachen.de/~sp/tt/ Software for calculation of complex thermochemical equilibrium. Based on data and code developed at Lehrstuhl fuer Theoretische Huettenkunde (Institute of Theoretical Metallurgy). ChemApp is the programmer's library, which can be linked to third-party simulation packages. =o= WinSim (DESIGN II, ChemTran) http://www.wimsim.com General-purpose chemical process simulation package. Windows- based. For more information, look up the web page. =o= EngrSoft http://www.ldd.net/engrsoft Binary Distillation Simulator, Orifice sizing, Packed Tower sizing and Pressure drop calculations. =o= EQS4WIN: Chemical Reaction Equilibrium Software http://www.mathtrek.com Solves wide range of equilibrium problems from many fields. Based on Smith-Missen computational kernel, with a PC-Windows interface. Incorporates built-in JANAF database. Free Lite Version available. Used for teaching and research. =o= Dynamic Simulation (Fluor Daniel) http://www.fdacs.com/dynam/index.htm The Applied Computer Solutions group at Fluor Daniel offers dynamic simulation services to enhance process design and improve existing plant operations. testing of control strategies and tune controllers, simulation transient events to set design parameters etc. =o= Property Calculator http://www.prode.com calculates transport properties, isothermal, isenthalpic, isentropic, liquid fraction, mixer, separator operations on streams of up to 50 comp's. The DLLs allow You to use the functions as if they were built-in to Microsoft EXCEL, LOTUS 1-2-3, Corel Quattro Pro, Visual Basic, C, C++ etc. =o= ASCEND process modeling environment http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ascend ASCEND IV is both a large-scale object-oriented mathematical modeling environment and a strongly typed mathematical modeling language. Although ASCEND has primarily been developed by Chemical Engineers, great care has been exercised to assure that it is domain independent. ASCEND can support modeling activities in fields from Architecture to (computational) Zoology. One can download and install ASCEND for free from the website. The advantage is that all manuals and reports are available online. ============================================================================= == Section 3 === DIRECTORY INFORMATION ============================================================================= =o= ChE Faculty directory: Still in implementional stage To get: send a one line message "send addresses for faculty" to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send updates to: email@example.com Should be available soon at: http://www.che.utexas.edu ============================================================================= == Section 4 === JOBSEARCH SERVICES ============================================================================= =o= MedSearch America Inc. (HealthCare Employers) gopher.medsearch.com 9001 http://www.medsearch.com:9001 =o= Online Career Center http://www.occ.com gopher:// gopher.msen.com =o= Polymers: Poly-links http://www.polymers.com =o= Supplier Database, also includes Jobsearch/postings http://chemscope.com ============================================================================= == Section 5 === JOURNALS, ARTICLES ETC. ============================================================================= =o= NASA Langley 1993 Research and Technology Highlights http://sti.larc.nasa.gov/RandT/Contents.html =o= Journal articles telnet://pac.carl.org =o= P.E. Registration Act http://polecat.law.indiana.edu/codes/ca/bpc/bpc.html =o= Technical conferences, societies, publications etc. http://www.techexpo.com =o= SPECNet: The Semiconductor Process Equipment and Materials Network http://www.sbainc.com Published in a Magazine format =o= Adsorption: Journal of the International Adsorption Society. gohper://gopher.wkap.nl/11gopher_root:[_journal._jrnl.adso] Information on adsorption and Table-of-Contents ============================================================================= == Section 6 === HOME PAGES OF ORGANIZATIONS, INSTITUTIONS ETC. ============================================================================= =o= University of Karlsruhe: Faculty Home page http://www.ciw.uni-karlsruhe.de/ =o= Society of Analytical Spectroscopy Home Page http://esther.la.asu.edu:80/sas/ =o= University of North Dakota's Energy & Environmental Research Center http://www.eerc.und.nodak.edu =o= The US Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov. =o= US House of Representatives Law Library http://www.pls.com:8001/ For full text Code of Federal Regulations =o= School of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman. Research and Graduate program http://www.uoknor.edu/cems/ =o= The Institute for Gas Utilization and Processing Technologies. http://www.uoknor.edu/igupt/ research towards natural gas as an alternative fuel. =o= International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer. http://www.metu.edu.tr/~wwwichmt Abstracts of papers and pointers to sources related to Heat and Mass Transfer =o= Association for Process Safety Research. (IPF) http://ipf.kat.Lth.se/ Swedish organization for information in safety. =o= Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, St. Louis chapter Home Page http://www.inlink.com/~itech/MSPE.html =o= ETS International Training Institute http://www.infi.net/~etsas Includes catalogue of tutorials, textbooks and current seminar schedule. =o= Mine Environment Neutral Drainage Program http://www.emr.ca/mets/mend/ About Acidic drainage related to mining industry. Provided by the Canadian Mining Industry and the Governent of Canada. =o= Science and Technology Centre of Ukraine (STCU) http://www.cam.org/~ukugmtl Abstract of ~30 projects approved for funding =o= American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) http://www.che.ufl.edu/WWW-CHE/aiche/ =o= American Chemical Society (ACS) http://www.acs.org =o= Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) http://www.icheme.org IChemE Education Subject Group resources http://www.shef.ac.uk/uni/academic/A-C/cpe/mpitt/edlinks.html =o= Association of Brewers http://www.aob.org/aob/homepage.html Also has links to American Homebrewers Association, Institute for Brewing Studies, Great American Beer Festival and Brewer's Publications =o= European Federation of Chemical Engineering http://www.dechema.de/efce.htm ============================================================================= == Section 7 === HOME PAGES OF COMPANIES ============================================================================= =o= Ausimont USA, Inc. http://Ausiusa.inter.net/ausiusa/ Specific info on PVDF, ECTFE, PTFE, MFA/PFA, Elastomers, Lubricants, Fluids etc. =o= Valmet Corporation http://www.valmet.com Supplier of paper machines, automation and measurement systems. =o= Analytical Spectral Devices, Inc. http://www.asdi.com/asd/ Designer and manufacturers of Near Infrared Analyzers (NIR) used in rapid on-line process tuning. The web site contains product information, application notes and links to related sites =o= Chempute Equipment http://www.chempute.co.za/~davewick Manufacturers of engineering teaching equipments for use in Chemical and Mechanical engineering departments. A description of equipments, along with photographs is available at the Web Site. =o= Liquid Engineering http://www.liquideng.com.au/ An Australian company specializing in petroleum/gasoline contamination problems and solutions. =o= Alitea USA http://www.flowinjection.com/flowinjection/ Leading manufacturer of Flow Injection Analysis instruments. FIA is an analytical technique based on injection of a liquid sample into a nonseg mented carrier stream. =o= ChemLogic Corporation http://www.anewnet.com/chemcalogic/ A management and technology consulting firm, troubleshooting operational problems and conducting market research for Chemical Process Industries. Also developes custom software tools. =o= Process Associates of America http://www.processassociates.com A confederation of US based engineering, management and computer applications consultants. Mostly modern refinaries and petrochemical plants =o= Eka Nobel (unit of Akzo Nobel) http://ekanobel.com Major operations in bleaching and paper chemistry. Head office based in Sweden. Information about Bleaching chemicals, paper chemicals, recycled fibers. =o= CLI International http://www.clihpuston.com Corrosion testing and research organization ============================================================================= == Section 8 === OTHER INFORMATION SOURCES ============================================================================= =o= Chemical Engineering Virtual Library http://www.che.ufl.edu/WWW-CHE/index.html =o= Chemistry Virtual Library http://www.chem.ucla.edu/chempointers.html =o= Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library (EEVL) http://www.eevl.ac.uk Includes EEVL Engineering Newsgroup Archive and Offshore Engineering Information Service. Provides a searchable database of networked engineering resources =o= Engineering and Science information Telnet 126.96.36.199 (idtdna.com) =o= Computational Fluid Dynamics. http://eru.dd.chalmers.se/~f88jl/CFD/cfd_online.html =o= Industrial Engineering http://www.halcyon.com/wastewater/ for reference books. =o= Wastewater Engineering Virtual Library http://www.halcyon.com/cleanh2o/ww/welcome.html =o= Groundwater/Porous Media, Environmental modeling ftp://188.8.131.52 http://184.108.40.206 In the near future these URL's will be accessible as http://darkstar.hydrosystems.com and hydrosystems.com, respectively. =o= listing of US Government gopher servers gopher://peg.cwis.uci.edu:7000/11/gopher.welcome/peg/GOPHERS/gov =o= BioMedical Engineering http://bme.www.ecn.purdue.edu/bme gopher://fairway.ecn.purdue.edu =o= Petroleum hydrocarbon bioremediation http://tigger.jvnc.net/~levins/microbes.html =o= Patents information http://town.hall.org/cgi-bin/srch-patent =o= Information of C60 (fullerenes) http://www.susx.ac.uk/Users/kroto/ http://www.etl.go.jp/People/harigaya/PHYS_WWW.html#fuller =o= University of Karlsruhe: pointers to other information sources http://www.ciw.uni-karlsruhe.de/chem-eng.html =o= Materials research and semiconductors information http://www.chembio.uoguelph.ca/serguei/brief.htm =o= Center for Electrochemical Engineering, Univ. of South Carolina http://www.engr.sc.edu/chem/cee.htm =o= Powder/granular flow material related information http://www.phys.titech.ac.jp/~tag/powder.html http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~granflow/homepage.html http://eng.mines.colorado.edu:3862/1s/research/dem http://www_mupf.meim.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/english/tsuji_home.html http://koenig.njit.edu:1100/~adr7805/PTL.html http://pg.chem-eng.nwu.edu/~joe/home.html =o= Thermal Connections http://www.kkassoc.com/~takinfo Thermal data, tips and techniques for thermal modeling and links to other thermal-related sites. =o= Product and services information (Thomas Register) http://www.thomasregister.com Information about products and services offered by U. S. Industry. =o= Refining On-line http://www.astroninc.com Information about Refining Industry, Engineering and Consultancy Services etc. (Created and maintained by Astron International, Inc.) =o= Corrosion On-line http://www.corrosion.com Protective Coatings, Linings, painting and sources related to corrosion industry. Includes some on-line tutorials for corrosion. =o= Drinking water consultation http://www.speclab.com A listing of analytical methods for testing drinking water, and the chemicals these methods test for. Information presented in hierarchial system of hypertext documents. =o= The Engineering Software Information Exchange http://www.caeconsultants.com Peer reviews, live chats, newsletters, directory. Perception of professionals of softwares they use. Articles, reviews and technical questions and answers. =o= Oil-Link Petroleum Software Showcase (http://www.oillink.com/softwareshowcase.htm Oil-Link is an Internet directory for oil and gas with over 3,000 petroleum websites listed in 47 different categories. In addition, Oil-Link has become a significant employment resource for oil and gas professionals with more than 350 jobs and resumes listed on average. Also listed on the system are Rig Counts, Daily Headlines, a Bookstore, Well Listings and a Rig Spotter. Oil-Link receives approximately 12,000 visitors each month and traffic has grown 400% over the past year. Visitors represent a Who's Who of oil and gas including Amoco, Apache, ARCO, BP, Chevron, Conoco, Enron, Fina, Halliburton, Koch, Norcen, Oryx, Oxy, PetroCanada, Phillips, Saga Norway, Schlumberger, Shell, Statoil, Texaco, Union Texas and Unocal.