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The major objective is to create a framework that combines all the strengths of AMUSE’s complicated calculations, well established commercial system process package such as ASPENPLUS, HYSYS and PRO/II and TRPSEMPro’s flexible parameter optimization modules. Development of the process simulation code can be done using the solvent extraction process experience at Argonne National Laboratory and in collaboration with the NCACM.

The major activities of the task are the following:

  • Develop a framework for simulating the SFTF process using AMUSE code, commercial process package, such as ASPEN- PLUS, and system engineering model.
  • Develop a middleware package that can communicate between the AMUSE code and any selected commercial packages.
  • Extend the existing system engineering model for optimization process that includes process simulation results.
  • Include a scenario-based database system that efficiently reports required information as chart output using web-based programming, and Microsoft Visual Basic (MS VB).


Argonne Model for Universal Solvent Extraction (AMUSE); Computer programming; Radioactive wastes – Purification; Reactor fuel reprocessing; Separation (Technology); Software engineering; System analysis; Systems engineering; Transmutation (Chemistry)


Nuclear Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Systems Architecture | Systems Engineering