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Pharmaceutical Tableting Process

Powder compaction is a popular manufacturing process not only in powder metallurgy, but also in the pharmaceutical industry. The Capped Drucker–Prager model is commonly used for simulating the compaction processes of pharmaceutical powders, where the material properties depend on the ... Read More

Droplet Breakup in a T-Junction

Emulsions consist of small liquid droplets immersed in an immiscible liquid and widely occur in the production of food, cosmetics, fine chemicals, and pharmaceutical products. The quality of the product is typically dependent on the size of the droplets. Simulating these processes can ... Read More

Bubble-Induced Entrainment Between Stratified Liquid Layers

This model is a benchmark for three-phase flow commonly used in food processing, pharmaceutical industry, and chemical processing. The results are validated against data reported in the literature. A gas bubble rises through two layers of liquid, a lighter liquid resting on top of a ... Read More

Liquid Chromatography

High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a common method of separating, identifying, and quantifying each chemical compound in a mixture. HPLC is found in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and food industries. The Liquid Chromatography app simulates the separation of two species ... Read More

Degradation of DNA in Plasma

Biotechnology is a rapidly growing area in the pharmaceutical sciences. One example of a clinical application is gene therapy, where it is possible to produce proteins in vivo, using the body’s own mechanisms for protein production. Major issues in gene delivery involve the transport of ... Read More

Peristaltic Pump

In this example of a peristaltic pump, rollers squeeze a flexible tube and the compression drives a fluid through the tube. The model demonstrates how to use the Fluid-Structure Interaction interface. The main advantage of the peristaltic pump is that no seals, valves or other internal ... Read More

Protein Adsorption

Ion-exchange is a powerful method to separate proteins from solutions and is today readily used in biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry. This model simulates an ion-exchange column for protein adsorption. The fluid phase contains four components: two proteins, solvent, and one ... Read More

Vacuum Drying

Vacuum drying is a chemical process frequently used in the pharmaceutical and food industries to remove water or an organic solvent from a wet powder. When designing a vacuum drying system, engineers aim to minimize the drying time while maintaining high quality in the product. This ... Read More

Crystallization of Benzoic Acid in a Mixed Suspension, Mixed Product Removal Crystallizer

Crystallization is a key separation process in e.g. pharmaceuticals production. It is the process by which a chemical species is separated from solution by forming a crystal. To achieve the required product properties, control over the crystal particle size distribution is necessary. ... Read More


Freeze-drying, or lyophilization, is a process for drying heat-sensitive substances such as foods, blood plasma, and antibiotics. The wet substance is frozen and then, through sublimation, ice (or some other frozen solvent) is removed in the presence of a high vacuum. This example ... Read More

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