SIMTEC Software & Services SA

SIMTEC Software & Services SA is the leading certified channel partner of ANSYS in South-East Europe, offering the broadest and most integrated simulation software and services portfolio in this region. ANSYS software combines fluids, structures, electronics/electromagnetics and multiphysics simulation with design software covering a wide range of chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering applications. SIMTEC was founded in 2001 by one of FLUENT’s initial Software Developers and now SIMTEC’s CEO, Dr. Ourania Faltsi. Since its establishment in Thessaloniki, it has been a pioneer in the field of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), introducing simulation to South-East Europe. The engineers of SIMTEC have great experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics, having completed an important number of research and consulting works. Their fields of expertise cover a large area of applications, including fuel combustion, catalysts, pollution control systems, clean and renewable energy sources, electrostatic filters, heating and cooling air conditioning systems and the modelling of chemical processes. Moreover, the SIMTEC team has experience on the developing of add-on tools for software, which are available either as products, or custom tools for special applications.

Contribution to the project

Given the interdisciplinary nature of the CO22MeOH project, SIMTEC will provide its expertise on the Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) for the Sections PE3 Optimization of Processes and Simulation of Industrial Reactors and PE5 Techno-economic and Environmental Evaluation of the suggested Process. Specifically, SIMTEC takes part in the simulation of heat transfer in the membrane reactor, which is the core of the process for the selective separation of CO2 and the study of the catalytic reactor that converts the exhaust gases to methanol. The main goal is to determine how the production yield of methanol is affected by temperature, pressure and the composition of the reactants at inlet.

Selected Publications

Faltsi, O., Vlaev, S.D., Sofialidis, D., Kirpitsas, J. (2006). “Novel Areas and Future Trends of Computational Fluid Dynamics Software Applications in Chemical Engineering”, Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly, 12(4), pp. 213-219.

Sofialidis, D., Faltsi, O., Sardi, K., Skevis, G., Skodras, G., Kaldis, S.P., Sakellaropoulos, G.P. (2005). “Modelling Low-Temperature Carbonization of Solid Fuels in a Heated Rotary Kiln for Clean Fuel Production”, Fuel, 84(17), pp. 2211-2221.

Sofialidis, D., Faltsi, O., Skevis, G., Skodras, G., Kaldis, S.P., Sakellaropoulos, G.P., “Modelling low temperature carbonisation of solid fuels in a heated rotary kiln for clean gas fuel production”, 5th European Conference on Coal Research & Its Applications, 6th – 8th September 2004, University of Edinburgh.

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