NSTD Research Projects: TRP
TRP 24. Development of Integrated Process Simulation System Model for Spent Fuel Treatment Facility (SFTF) Design
July 2004 - Current
Research Objectives & Methods
The major objectives will lead to a creation of framework that combines all the strengths of AMUSE's complicated calculations, well-established commercial system process package and ISOPro's flexible parameter optimization modules. Development of the process simulation code can be done using the solvent extraction process at Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with the research team from the Mechanical Engineering Department at UNLV. The objectives of this project are:
- To develop a framework for simulating the Spent Fuel Treatment Facility process using the AMUSE code, ASPEN-Plus commercial process package, and ISOPro system engineering model.
- To develop middleware interfaces that can communicate between the AMUSE code and ASPEN-Plus packages.
- To extend the existing system engineering model for the optimization process that includes process simulation results.
- To include a scenario-based database system that efficiently reports required information as chart output using web-based programming, and Microsoft Visual Basic (MS VB).
- Yitung Chen, Mechanical Engineering
- Sean Hsieh, Mechanical Engineering
- James Laidler, Senior Scientist, Chemical Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory
- George Vandergrift III, Senior Scientist, Chemical Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Matthew Hodges, Masters & PhD, Mechanical Engineering
- Ming Chang, Masters, Computer Science
- Ling Kwan, Masters, Computer Science
- Ruilong Li, Undergraduate, Computer Science