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Underlying the Wolfram chemical engineering solution is the world's most sophisticated differential equation solving with automatic algorithm selection, self-checking precision control, and symbolic preprocessing–everything to get accurate results efficiently.

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Wolfram technologies include thousands of built-in functions that let you:

  • Solve coupled nonlinear differential equations for chemical kinetic modeling and applications in transport phenomena
  • Design and optimize unit operations such as distillation and adsorption processes in a chemical plant
  • Develop thermodynamic models to predict vapor-liquid equilibria of non-ideal mixtures
  • Compute Laplace transformations for process control applications
  • Determine the numerical solution of transport equations, advanced heat and mass transfer problems, and other transport phenomena applications
  • Perform economic viability analysis for chemical plant design using built-in economic, financial, geographic, and demographic data
  • Improve system reliability
  • Estimate the lifetime of mechanical assemblies and components

Finding an optimal control signal for a continuously stirred tank reactor (CSTR) with Wolfram SystemModeler

Interactively studying unsteady-state conduction of heat in two dimensions

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  • Instantly create dynamic interfaces that allow you to vary parameters and gain useful insights from data, a feature especially useful for reaction engineering/kinetics, process design, and transport phenomena
    Instant creation of interactive interfaces is not possible in other software
  • Built-in, powerful statistical analysis and optimization routines for analyzing large amounts of data from experiments
    Matlab requires extra-cost toolbox to perform statistical analysis
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    Fortran, Excel, Matlab, and other systems relying on finite-precision numerics can create serious errors due to lack of precision
  • Advanced string and pattern matching and sequence alignment capabilities for biochemical applications
    Matlab requires purchase of toolbox
  • Built-in parallel computing capabilities for solving computation- or data-intensive problems on multicore computers
    Matlab requires purchase of extra toolbox for parallel computing; all other major software systems require extensive programming to parallelize processes
  • Seamless integration of numerics, symbolics, interactive graphics, and all other computational aspects in one document
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Comparing physical and safety properties of chemical compounds for an experiment

Separation of chemicals: McCabe & Thiele graphical method

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