The desktop version of Reactor Lab provides a variety of chemical reactor simulations which illustrate important aspects of Chemical Reaction Engineering, CRE. The interactive simulations are useful for class demonstrations and exercises. Many labs have quizzes which provide each student with unique inputs for which they can solve and turn in to the instructor. The desktop versions of Reactor Lab were developed using the free, open-source tool LiveCode.
The English version of Reactor Lab is the most complete version. Here is a link to instructions on how to obtain and run the Lab:
The links below are for standalone Windows applications.
The dynamic Catalyst Pellet is a simulation of dynamic reaction & diffusion during CO oxidation in a porous catalyst pellet. See the Videos, Screenshots & Reports link above for a movie showing this simulation. Only a Windows OS version is available here. For other platforms, get the open-source version at GitHub.
The Spanish and Portuguese versions of Reactor Lab haven’t been updated in many years.
SimzLab – The SimzLab project closed in 2015. This is an archival copy. Reactor Lab has been removed from this copy and the “on line” functions do not work. This archival copy of SimzLab contains working copies of PureWaterLab, the Control Lab, and a heat exchanger simulation. Only a Windows OS version is available here. For other platforms, get the open-source version at GitHub.
Open Source versions of all projects on this page, except the non-English language versions, are available at our GitHub site github.com/RichardHerz. The versions at GitHub require installation of the free, open-source LiveCode development tool. You can run the open-source versions on Windows, Mac, and Linux. The files are cross-platform compatible.