“Athena Visual Studio is a powerful and versatile program that I am using for modeling dynamic reactor performance and to fit complex kinetic models to experimental data sets. It allows you to build a working model quickly, without the need for programming expertise, but is also sufficiently flexible to permit you to insert custom Fortran code when needed. I have used the program for over 15 years and have yet to encounter a comparable program that meets my needs just as well.”
Alexander Nijhuis - Chief Scientist
Geleen Technology Center
"We use Athena to derive fundamental models for complex gas-solid reactions from experimental data. The statistical analysis features are user-friendly and are a critical research tool for discriminating which models best describe the data."
Dante Simonetti, Ph. D. - Assistant Professor
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
“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 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
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.