HSC Chemistry 7.0, from Outotec Research, is a software package for process flowsheet simulation, incorporating 22 other calculation modules and 12 databases, together with extensive thermochemical, heat transfer and mineralogical data.
The Flowsheet Module of HSC Chemistry 7.0 has four different modes - Particles, Reaction, Distribution and Experimental – with new, dedicated tools. There are new drawing features, high-resolution icons, a new table facility, new page and layer properties, new spreadsheet features, and new Excel Wizards with more commands, as well as Mass Balancing and Data Reconciliation routines.
The new Unit Icon Library comprises 515 high-resolution icons that have been created to visualise process flowsheets. There are nine new Add-In Functions - StreamSM, StreamGM, StreamEQA, StreamXArray, RecoveryXArray, ProgenyStream, ComminutionProductPSD, CubicSpline, and ERF.
During mineral set-up there is direct access to the HSC Mineral Database, complete with its new Mineral Database Browser. There are improved liberation data-processing tools as well as enhanced unit models of mineral processing equipment to provide more detailed data on particle size, density, composition and distribution.
The new Distribution mode makes it possible to work with high temperature process models. The new Experimental mode enables the visualisation of stream properties and the development of experimental data tables.