Model Library Additions/Improvements
The Mantis2 model which has now been used on many project successfully is further updated to include the free ammonia and VFA inhibition terms for methanotrophic bacteria. The calibrated model structure of Mantis2 allows users to build whole plant (liquid + solid trains) confidently.
Mantis3 - Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Footprint Estimation Model
The Mantis3 model is a powerful tool for process engineer to optimize wastewater treatment process design and operation in the light of minimizing the carbon footprint of the plant.
The greenhouse gas and carbon footprint model which was formerly supplied as an add-on is now included for all to use.
Mantis2S - Sulfur and Selenium Model
A new model including the sulfur oxidation and reduction processes has been developed for situations where sulfur modelling is important. This is an extension of the Mantis2 model to include the sulfur reaction, making it straightforward to move layouts from the Mantis2 model to the Mantis2S model. The model also includes the biological selnate/selnite removal.
This model library is available to all GPS-X users.
MantisIW - Industrial Model
This MantisIW model is completely revised and now uses the framework of Mantis2. The model allows you to analyse the fate of hydrocarbon compounds including the mechanism of biodegradation, adsorption and volatilization. The model includes ten individual hydrocarbon groups with default kinetics.
This model library is available as an add-on module to GPS-X.
MantisPW - Process Water Model
The MantisPW model allows you to analyse drinking water treatment and industrial water treatment systems. The model includes processes like lime softening, ion-exchange, RO, membrane separators and utilities like cooling tower and boiler. The model provides great insights into the changes in water quality parameters across the plant.
This model library is available as an add-on module to GPS-X.
Unit Process Additions/Improvements
- Aerobic Granular Sludge Reactor
- Membrane-Aerated Bioreactor - Flat Sheet
- Aerated Struvite Recovery
- Reverse Osmosi
- Aerobic Digestion
- Sludge Drying
- Passively Aerated Biofilm (PAB)
- Thermal Hydrolysis
- UV Disinfection
- Stormwater Runoff
- Connecting Pipe
- Black Box 2
- Chemical Dosage Models
- Primary Clarifier
- Grit Chamber
- Secondary Clarifier
Harnessing the Power of Python to Take Control of your Simulation
An integrated interface for creating and executing Python scripts from within GPS-X has been developed. The Python script can interact with GPS-X models to exchange data and allow you to incorporate supplemental analytics on the model data.
Mass Balance Table Diagrams
In addition to our existing sankey diagrams and energy usage and operating cost summary diagrams, we've added another option for presenting data and creating informative visuals for your reports and/or PowerPoint slides.
There's no need to go through the hassle of exporting the layout image and then manually creating tables to superimpose on the diagram and copy/paste the values from the model into the table.
Now within GPS-X, you can quickly and easily add tables to the drawing board and drag them around to the perfect positions. Then select the content and format that you'd like from a list of common parameters.
Once you're happy with how it looks, export the image and include it in your report.
Additional Miscellaneous Tools
- Dynamic Data Validation
- Data File Creation Wizard
- Signal Tracking Tool
Drawing Board Refinements
- Improved Flow Line Appearance
- Zoom and View
- Connection Points
- Custom Process Images
Quick and intuitive means of creating your model layout.
Drag and Drop
Simply drag the unit processes onto the drawing board to lay out your plant.
Drag the connections between the unit processes to define the flows.
Change labels of processes and streams for simple identification.
Move the processes and connection paths to make the layout simple to follow.
Validate the accuracy and consistency of your influent data.
The mathematical description of the influent wastewater that is fed to the plant model is the single most important aspect of a simulated system. Without significant consideration of the influent characterization, the plant model will be limited in its ability to predict the dynamic behavior of the plant and match actual process data.
The GPS-XTM Influent Advisor makes it simple to navigate the influent models and achieve the influent characterization most consistent with the available measured data.
How it Works
Simply click on the variable of interest and all of the variables that are involved in the calculation will be highlighted.
This built-in tool eliminates the step of cutting and pasting data from a spreadsheet to a model layout.
Manage how model inputs are adjusted throughout a simulation run.
Slider Control: Adjust the independent variable's value by moving the indicator back and forth on the track or edit the value directly in the text field.
Increment Control: Use the two buttons to add or subtract a specified amount to the independent variable or edit the value directly in the text field.
Discrete Control: An example is an on/off button allowing the activation/deactivation of the independent variable.
File Input Control: This type of controller will read in data from a file. It can handle both discrete and continuous data.
Analyze Control: This one automatically varies the value of the independent variable with your specified values for the minimum, maximum, and incremental values.
Optimize Control: This controller is used by the solver to automatically adjust the variable to determine the optimal value for the targeted result.
Create multiple cases that are modifications to the base model layout.
Uses of Scenarios
Instead of keeping track of multiple layout files, you can create a single base layout and use it to create multiple instances of data set modifications.
Compare the differences between scenarios.
View the variables that are changed in the scenario.
These displays are automatically generated for each unit process within the model layout and display the most important stream properties and process variables.
The values are all updated in real-time and can easily be exported to Excel for further analysis and retention of simulation results.
Provides a visual representation of the flux of a given quantity throughout the model layout.
he GPS-XTM Advantage
There is no more need to manually draw these diagrams by yourself or attempt to learn and use some other graphic software.
GPS-XTM can automatically generate a Sankey diagram for many different components like flow, solids, and nutrients that are tracked throughout the plant and the values of these variables are superimposed on the layout that you created in GPS-X.
If you need to update your model in the future, simply rerun your simulation, click the button to view the new Sankey diagram and export the image for use in your report or PowerPoint slide.
Energy Usage and Operating Cost Summaries
Provides a plant schematic output summary of the amount of energy used or the operating cost of the plant.
|Energy Usage Variables
||Operating Cost Variables
This view presents an image of the layout with 'hot spots' around the unit process representing the value of the variable selected. A larger value is indicated by a more intense color.
The window is separated into two sections:
Table - Provides a summary of the energy usage or operating cost values throughout the layout
Pie Chart - Representation of either the selected row or column of data
Qualitative and quantitative statistical analysis can be performed within GPS-XTM.
The built-in statistical analysis tool in GPS-XTM allows the user to statistically compare the measured and simulated datasets during model calibration and validation studies. The statistical analysis tool allows for qualitative assessment through visual representation as well as quantitative assessment through a set of statistical indices.
The measured and predicted values for steady state simulation now can be compared on digital outputs, tabular outputs and bar charts for easy visualization and efficient calibration.
Advanced Data Handling/Reporting Tools
Import and export data from GPS-XTM with the click of a button.
Excel spreadsheet reports can be generated directly from GPS-XTM, showing all simulation data and images in a well organized tabular format. A standard list of check boxes allows you to include/exclude various types of information to make the report more manageable.
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|Advanced DDO Optimizer||V|
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|SCADA to GPS-X Data Conversion Tool||V|
The annual software license is valid for one year and includes technical support and all updates to the software. You will be contacted to renew your license when the expiration date approaches.
Dashboards for Operator Training and Plant Analysis
SimuWorks is an industry first - a flight-simulator for water and wastewater treatment plants. Leveraging the proven technology of Hydromantis' GPS-XTM, the industry's most advanced mathematical modelling and simulation software, SimuWorks takes training and plant analysis opportunities to new heights.
SimuWorks represents an evolution in the use of water and wastewater treatment simulation and modelling technology, extending its use beyond the engineering offices. Utilizing customized operator interfaces, SimuWorksTM presents views and functionality familiar to operators and administrators alike in a platform that accurately simulates the behavior of a specific plant.
Air Emissions and Contaminant Fate
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Preliminary Plant Design and Costing
Start with CapdetWorks for reliable and comprehensive wastewater plant design and costing. Simplify examination of capital and operating costs, compare treatment alternatives and perform life-cycle analyses.
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GPS-X / SimuWorks
- Windows 10 / Server 2016 / Server 2019 (64 bit)
- 3 GHz processor
- 8 GB of RAM
- 2 GB of free disk space
Toxchem / CapdetWorks / WatPro
- Windows 8 / 10 / Server 2016
- 4 GB of RAM
- 500MB of free disk space
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Evaluation & Comparison
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|Co-Digestion & Biogas Generation||V||V|
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|Limit of Technology Evaluation||V||V||V|
|Drinking Water Treatment Process Modeling||V||V|
|Compliance & Risk Assessment||V||V||V||V|
– Water & Wastewater
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|VOC & Air Emission Modeling||V|
|Contaminant Fate Estimation||V||V|
|Regulatory Reporting (NESHAP)||V|
|Life Cycle Analysis||V||V||V|
|Life Cycle Cost Analysis||V||V||V|
|Capital Cost Estimation||V|
|Operating Cost Estimation||V||V|
|Plant Layout & Process Flow Diagrams||V||V||V||V||V|
|OPERATIONS & TRAINING|
|Operator Training & Knowledge Management||V||V|
|Customized Facility Interface
(3D & SCADA)
|Dynamic Data Exchange||V||V|
|Online Disinfection Management||V|