"My Athena experience applies to testing and prediction of catalyst & sorbent performance. Linking Athena to Excel creates easily accessible models for commercial people in the organization. In that way modeling generates a daily business impact beyond research and innovation."
Johan J. Heiszwolf - R&D Director
"Athena Visual studio plays a critical role in my research group's efforts to quantify the kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions, by providing reliable tools for parameter estimation, error analysis, and optimal experimental design."
Rajamani Gounder, Ph.D. - Larry and Virginia Faith Assistant Professor
Davidson School of Chemical Engineering
"Athena enables Dow to export models to our flow sheet simulation software or to call modules of that software from within the Athena environment seamlessly, enabling easy technology transfer from lab to plant. The FORTRAN platform of Athena also enables us to access our proprietary physical properties database."
Paul Witt, Ph.D. - Associate Director
Engineering & Process Science, Core R&D
The Dow Chemical Company
Athena Visual Studio satisfies basic needs of Chemical Engineers in R&D environments. Regularly facing new engineering problems AVS provides a powerful numerical platform to solve the associated mathematical relations. It stays close to these relations, eliminates precious programming time and allows quick exploration of parameter space. Great for lecturers and researchers.
Freek Kapteijn, Ph.D. - Professor, Delft University of Technology
"We regularly use Athena for parameter estimation in catalytic reaction models. It is a powerful and user-friendly tool that helps us develop meaningful reaction-diffusion models that accurately describe observed reaction rates in micro/mesoporous zeolite catalysts."
Michael Tsapatsis, Ph.D. - Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota
Eighteen years ago, I started to use Athena for developing a sophisticated methodology of multi-parameter estimation for the characterization of the pore structure of catalyst carriers. Since then, Athena has been a valuable tool for our research concerning, among others, the migration of pollutants in subsurface and study of advanced methods of soil and groundwater remediation. It’s worth mentioning the extensive use of Athena for the multi-scale numerical simulation of multiphase transport and reactive processes in porous media, and inverse modeling of datasets from relevant laboratory experiments.
Christos Tsakiroglou, Ph.D. - Research Director
“Athena Visual Studio is an excellent tool for our PhD and MSc research and education for Food Technology students. It’s extremely versatile for estimation parameters of processes and (bio)chemical reactions related to food.”
Dr. ir. Matthijs Dekker - Associate Professor Food Quality and Design Group Department of Agrotechnology and Food Sciences
“Athena Visual Studio combines strong and efficient numerical solvers with straightforward syntax coding and GUI. This allows also non-experts to solve complex chemical engineering problems. I am a happy user of the package for both consultancy and teaching since almost 20 years.”
Rob Berger - Consultant in Catalysis & Reactor Engineering and Reaction Kinetics
"Athena provides a quite integrated and powerful environment to carry our modelling, parameter estimation and optimisation of chemical engineering processes. Especially in the field of reaction engineering there are a multitude of tools and examples available to allow research students to become productive quite quickly. The interface is very user friendly and simplifies the programming tasks, e.g. in relation to the discretisation of partial differential equations, considerably. More experienced programmers can further utilise the underlying FORTRAN to implement more complex models or interface with existing codes they might have developed in the past."
Dr Panagiotis Kechagiopoulos - Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, University of Aberdeen
"More than a decade ago, Dow selected Athena Visual Studio to replace our internally developed modeling and parameter estimation tool. Based on our assessment, Athena was and is the best tool for chemical reaction engineers developing models of reaction kinetics with parameters fit to experimental data."