"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 is a powerful yet convenient tool for Chemical Engineering practitioners to use for the development of Differential and Algebraic Equation (DAE) models for simulation purpose. Additionally, built upon classical theoretical foundation laid out by the late Professor Warren Stewart at the University of Wisconsin, Athena Visual Studio provides the most robust parameter estimation toolbox, GREGPLUS, that the user has ever used to estimate parameters using experimental data in my industrial practice. I strongly recommend this tool to anyone who has the need to develop models and conduct parameter estimation in chemical industry."
Min Zhang - Axalta Coating Systems
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
"Pursuing an adequate balance between physical meaning and statistical significance’, that’s what a lot of chemical engineering activities are about and what is particularly well supported by Athena Visual Studio"
Joris Thybaut, Ph.D. - Full Professor Catalytic Reaction Engineering
Laboratory for Chemical Technology (LCT)
“In our work of chemical conversion and storage of energy, Athena Visual Studio has been an important tool already for years; we have successfully used this software in several PhD theses at the Swiss technical universities. For us, the most important aspect is - besides the numerical quality - the fact that one tool covers all our problems from parameter estimation in the evaluation of kinetic data from the laboratory up to rate based models of catalytic reactors which are validated by pilot scale data and applied in thermo-economic process chain analyses.”