A prototype GRID framework for the chemical process industries

Nikos Antonopoulos, Patrick Linke, Antonis Kokossis

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This article presents a GRID framework for distributed computations in the chemical process industries. We advocate a generic agent-based GRID environment in which chemical processes can be represented, simulated, and optimized as a set of autonomous, collaborative software agents. The framework features numerous advantages in terms of scalability, software reuse, security, and distributed resource discovery and utilization. It is a novel example of how advanced distributed techniques and paradigms can be elegantly applied in the area of chemical engineering to support distributed computations and discovery functions in chemical process engineering. A prototype implementation of the proposed framework for chemical process design is presented to illustrate the concepts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1258-1271
Number of pages14
JournalChemical Engineering Communications
Issue number10-12
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes



  • Applications
  • Chemical processes
  • GRID computing
  • Simulations
  • Software agents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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