Potash – Process Modelling for a Growing Industry

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As the global population increases and the diets of people around the world include more protein, potash production is becoming increasingly important. Primarily used to produce fertiliser, potash refers to a broad range of compounds bearing potassium (K). As one of the “Big 3” essential nutrients in commercial fertilisers, NPK – Nitrogen, Phosphorus & Potassium[1], potassium is vital to crop…

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Bayer Process Modelling for the Alumina Industry

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Aluminium oxide (Al2O3), or alumina, is an important feedstock in a range of industries, primarily aluminium smelting, but also the production of abrasives, refractories, ceramics, glass, electronics and even cosmetics. Purity and particle size of this white powder must be carefully managed during its refining to meet strict downstream criteria. Alumina refineries employ the Bayer process (named for its inventor…

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SysCAD Build 139 Released

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We are excited to announce the release of SysCAD Build 139!  This latest version is equipped with new features and is ready to support the next generation of process models and digital twins.  New and improved process unit models;  Thermodynamic equilibrium add-ons;  User interface and UX enhancements;  More robust solver engine;  New reporting and integration tools;  New example projects and…

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SysCAD at COM 2021

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We are pleased to be presenting at COM 2021. Dr Kevin Heppner will be presenting “Modelling the Solvent Extraction Separation of Neodymium from Praseodymium using a First Principles Thermodynamic Model”. Using the PHREEQC thermodynamic database add-in and results from a solvent extraction pilot plant, a working thermodynamic model was generated within SysCAD. Multivariate process optimisation studies using this model were…

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SysCAD in the Life Cycle of Plant Development

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Process Development Life Cycle Mineral and chemical processing operations tend to follow a typical life cycle – starting with feasibility studies and detailed engineering design, through to construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance, and often followed by process improvement projects and plant expansion. At all stages, different process options or methodologies must be considered. Decisions are made based on factors such…

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Ex Mente Annual Thermoweek

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Ex Mente, SysCAD Agent in South Africa, are currently hosting their annual ThermoWeek. Registration is still open for the online User’s Meeting this Thursday (15 April 2021), at which we are proud to be presenting two topics on thermochemical modelling within SysCAD. These demonstrate practical applications in SysCAD of using Gibbs Free Energy Minimisation for constrained conditions; and PHREEQC Surface…

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SysCAD Celebrates 25 Years on Windows OS

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We are proud to announce the launch of a new logo as part of the ongoing evolution of SysCAD and our brand. SysCAD deserves a modern new logo as we celebrate the 25th birthday for Windows version of SysCAD. We look forward to an exciting future as digital transformation is embraced. We will continue to improve how SysCAD can help…

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ALTA 2020

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SysCAD is excited to be part of ALTA 2020 Online – 9 – 27 November 2020.  Please drop in anytime from your office/home-office and have a look at our virtual booth. You can arrange a time to meet with one of our engineers to discuss your requirements or find out about the latest changes in SysCAD.

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