CCSI Releases Updated Tools on November 30, 2015

The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) released the fourth-generation of the CCSI Toolset on November 30, 2015. This is the final planned “major” release, and its capabilities are the culmination of nearly five years of development. The tools are available for download from for those entities with an active license. These major product bundles include:

(1)     CCSI Basic Data Fitting Tools, a suite of routines that fit combined thermodynamic and kinetic models from laboratory-scale data

(2)     CCSI Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Models, which includes validation and uncertainty quantification hierarchies for device scale models for sorbent and solvent contactors

(3)     CCSI Process Models, which can be used to simulate complete carbon capture systems for using solvents, sorbents, and membranes including CO2 compression

(4)     Framework for Optimization, Quantification of Uncertainty, and Surrogates (FOQUS), which serves as the primary computational platform enabling advanced Process Systems Engineering (PSE) capabilities to be integrated with commercial process simulation software

(5)     Automated Learning of Algebraic Models using Optimization (ALAMO) tool, which generate algebraic surrogate models of more complex systems to support large scale optimization

(6)     CCSI Superstructure Formulation, which uses surrogate models from ALAMO to optimize the configuration of carbon capture systems

(7)     CCSI Oxy-Combustion Models, which consists of a detailed, validated boiler model and a suite of equation-based models to enable optimization of complete oxycombustion power generation systems

(8)     CCSI Advanced Process Control (APC) Framework, which enables more rapid and effective control of integrated capture systems

(9)     CCSI Special Solvent Blend Models, which provide a framework for estimating the properties of blends of aqueous amines