VPPD Lab -The Chemical Product Simulator Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Elsevier B.V. In this paper, the development of a systematic model-based framework for product design, implemented in the new product design software called VPPD-Lab is presented. This framework employs its in-house knowledge-based system to design and evaluate chemical products. The built-in libraries of product performance models and product-chemical property models are used to evaluate different classes of product. The product classes are single molecular structure chemicals (lipids, solvents, aroma, etc.), blended products (gasoline, jet-fuels, lubricants, etc.), and emulsified product (hand wash, detergent, etc.). It has interface to identify workflow/data-flow for the inter-related activities between knowledge-based system and model-based calculation procedures to systematically, efficiently and robustly solve various types of product design-analysis problems. The application of the software is highlighted for the case study of tailor made design of jet-fuels. VPPD-Lab works in the same way as a typical process simulator. It enhances the future development of chemical product design.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kalakul, S., Hussain, R., Elbashir, N., & Gani, R.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Kalakul, Sawitree||Hussain, Rehan||Elbashir, Nimir||Gani, Rafiqul

publication date

  • January 2015