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SuperPro Designer facilitates modeling, evaluation and optimization of integrated processes in a wide range of industries (Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Specialty Chemical, Food, Consumer Goods, Mineral Processing, Microelectronics, Water Purification, Wastewater Treatment, Air Pollution Control, etc.). The combination of manufacturing and environmental operation models in the same package enables the user to concurrently design and evaluate manufacturing and end-of-pipe treatment processes and practice waste minimization via pollution prevention as well as pollution control. Click here to view a description of the key features of SuperPro.

SuperPro Designer is a valuable tool for engineers and scientists in process development, process engineering, and manufacturing. It is also a valuable tool for professionals dealing with environmental issues (e.g., wastewater treatment, air pollution control, waste minimization, pollution prevention). SuperPro provides under a single umbrella modeling of manufacturing and end-of-pipe treatment processes, project economic evaluation, and environmental impact assessment.

SuperPro Designer is available for the MS Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7 platforms.. It requires a Pentium PC (> 800 MHz) with at least 128 MB of RAM, and 400 MB of free hard disk space.

Key Features of SuperPro Designer:

  • Models for over 140 unit procedures / operations.
  • Rigorous reactor modules.
  • Material and energy balances.
  • Extensive chemical component and mixture database.
  • Extensive equipment and resource databases.
  • Equipment sizing and costing.
  • Thorough process economics.
  • Scheduling of batch operations.
  • Throughput Analysis and Debottlenecking.
  • Resource (utilities, raw materials, and labor) tracking as a function of time.
  • Waste stream characterization.
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • OLE-2 support.
  • PFD customization through addition of your own graphics and text.
  • Compatibility with a variety of graphics, spreadsheet, and word processing packages.
  • Option to export PFDs in DXF format (for incorporation into AutoCAD) and in WMF format.
Unit Procedure Models in SuperPro Designer

Reaction
Well-Mixed Reactor
Batch/Continuous
Fermentor
Air-Lift Fermentor
Plug Flow Reactor
Equilibrium Reactor
Heat Sterilizer
Aeration Basin
Plug Flow Aeration Basin
Trickling Filter
Anoxic Reactor
Anaerobic Digester
Neutralizer
Wet Oxidation
Incinerator
UV Radiation

Phase Separation
Centrifugal Extractor
Differential Extractor
Mixer-Settler Extractor
Batch Extractor
Crystallizer
Short-Cut Distillation
Batch Distillation
Flash
Condenser
Absorber/Stripper
Adsorber
Decanter Tank

Homogenization
High Pressure Homogenizer
Bead Mill
Nano-Mill
Chromatography
Gel Filtration
Ion Exchange
Reverse Phase
Affinity
Expanded Bed Adsorption

Drying/Evaporation
Freeze Dryer
Tray Dryer
Fluid Bed Dryer
Rotary Dryer
Flash Evaporator
Rotary Evaporator
Sludge Dryer

Pressure Change
Pumps
Compressors
Fan/Blower

General Unit Operations
Generic Boxes for
Reaction and Separation
Flow Mixers/Splitters
Component Splitter
Heater/Cooler
Heat Exchanger

Product Formulation
Dryers & Granulator
Tablet Press
Tablet Coater
Fillers
Packaging Machines

Solid/Liquid Separation
Microfilter
Ultrafilter
Diafilter
Reverse Osmosis
Dead-End Filter
Basket Centrifuge
Nutsche Filter
Bowl Centrifuge
Disk-Stack Centrifuge
Decanter Centrifuge
Centritech Centrifuge
Hydrocyclone
Clarifier / Thickener
Flotation
Oil Separator
Plate & Frame Filter
Rotary Vacuum Filter
Granular Media Filter
Belt Filter

Solid / Gas Separation
Electrostatic Precipitator
Baghouse Filter
Gas Cyclone
Air Filter


Tanks
Various Storage Tanks
Various Blending Tanks
Equalization Tank
Junction Box

SuperPro Designer Pricing Policy

Purchase Price
($/copy)
Lease Price
($/copy/year)
15,950 6,380

A Lite and two Intermediate versions are available at a reduced cost. Please inquire for detailed pricing info and capabilities. The purchase prices include unlimited technical support and free upgrades for a year. The lease prices include unlimited technical support and free upgrades for as long as the license is maintained.

  • Discount is available for multiple licenses. 
  • Departmental, site and corporate licenses are available under very attractive terms.
  • Educational licenses are available at substantial discounts.
  • A FUNCTIONAL EVALUATION version is available to download (FREE OF CHARGE) or order for a small fee.

Intelligen Suite Pricing Policy (the combination of SuperPro and SchedulePro)

Purchase Price
($/copy)
Lease Price
($/copy/year)
20,995 8,395
 

Selected Publications on SuperPro - Can be downloaded from the Literature page

  1. Design and Optimization of a Large Scale Biopharmaceutical Facility using Process Simulation and Scheduling Tools, Toumi A, Jürgens C, Jungo C, Maier B, Papavasileiou V, and Petrides D. , Pharmaceutical Engineering, March/April 2010 issue.
     
  2. The Role of Simulation and Scheduling Tools in the Development and Manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Petrides D, Koulouris A, Siletti C, Jimenez J and Lagonikos P., An improved version of this document will become available as a chapter of a new book on “Chemical Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Industry: From R&D to Manufactiuring” that will be published by John Wiley & Sons in 2010.
     
  3. The Role of Process Simulation in Pharmaceutical Process Development and Product Commercialization, Demetri P. Petrides, Alexandros Koulouris, and Pericles Lagonikos, Pharmaceutical Engineering. January/February 2002, Pp. 56-65. Click here to download a copy of this paper in PDF format.

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  5. Throughput Analysis and Debottlenecking of Biomanufacturing Facilities - A Job for Process Simulators, Demetri Petrides, Alexandros Koulouris, and Charles Siletti, BioPharm. Volume 15, Numbre 8, August 2002, Pp. 28-64. Click here to download a copy of this paper in PDF format.

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  7. Selection of Bioprocess Simulation Software for Industrial Applications, Shanklin, T., Roper, K., Yegneswaran, P.K., and Marten, M. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Vol. 72, No. 4, February 20, 2001, pp 483-489. This article includes a comparison of SuperPro Designer with Bach Plus for modeling and evaluating integrated biochemical processes. It was published by researchers from Merck & Co. and UMBC (University of Maryland at Baltimore County).

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  9. Batch Process Optimization via CAPD and Simulation, Alexandros Koulouris and Demetri P. Petrides, PROCESS Worldwide 2-2002, Pp. 38-40.

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  11. Process Modeling Evaluates Feasibility of Water Recycling, Demetri Petrides, Alexandros Koulouris, and John Calandranis, Filtration+Separation, October 2001, Pp. 26-31. Click here to download an earlier version of this paper.

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  13. The Role of Process Simulation in Evaluating Water Recycling Opportunities at a Semiconductor Fabrication Facility, Demetri Petrides, Charles Siletti, and John Calandranis, ULTRAPURE WATER, July/August 2002, Pp. 26-34. Click here to download an earlier version of this paper.

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  15. Process and Economic Evaluation of the Extraction and Purification of Recombinant b-Glucuronidase from Transgenic Corn, R.L. Evangelista, Ann R. Kusnadi, John A. Howard, and Zivko L. Nikolov, Iowa State University and Prodigene, Inc., Biotechnology Progress, 1998, 14, Pp. 607-614.

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  17. Process Simulation for Recombinant Protein Production: Cost Estimation and Sensitivity Analysis for Heparinase I Expressed in E. Coli. Steffen Ernst, Oscar A. Garro, Stefan Winkler, Ganesh Venkataraman, Robert Langer, Charles L. Cooney, and Ram Sasisekharan, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Vol. 53, No. 6, March 20, 1997.