Species Flow Section

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Related Links: ETip: User Species Calculations

This page is valid for SysCAD 9.3. For previous versions of SysCAD please see Material Flow Section - Species View.

General

This section is displayed on the Sp tab and shows the actual species flows in a pipe. It has mainly read only variables, except for the the options that determine the species fractional basis and how the flows in columns 2 onwards are displayed. The method by which Fractions and Concentrations is calculated is affected by the Phase which is chosen.

The Sp tab shows the species flows. The optional EC tab shows the elemental and component flows. Elements and Components are listed alphabetically.

Note: Species/elemental/component flows are now displayed as a table. To copy tags from tables, users must use CTRL+T in the required column. CTRL+C will not copy a tag from a table, it will copy its value.

Users can define their own calculations (called Species Calculations) in the Project Configuration (cfg File) which will be displayed on the Species Flow page. Refer to Calculation Configuration for more details.

1. Allows the user to change between long and short names, hide species with no flow and filter the species that are displayed.1. Allows the user to change between long and short names or hide elements and components with no flow.2. These buttons allow the user to either display or hide the EC (Elements + Components) page and show or hide the Components page.2. These buttons allow the user to either display or hide the EC (Elements + Components) page and show or hide the Components page.3. The user may change the number of columns displayed by changing the Stream Column Count.3. The user may change the number of columns displayed by changing the Stream Column Count.4. Column 1 is always visible and will ALWAYS display the mass flows of the species in the project.4. Column 1 is always visible and will ALWAYS display the mass flows of the elements/components in the project.5. The displays in columns 2 onward can be changed in the drop-down menu.6. The displays in columns 2 onward can be changed in the drop-down menu.6. The displays in columns 2 onward can be changed in the drop-down menu.Sp and EC tabs.png
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Button Small 1.png Hide Zeros.png Show Zeros.png Hide/Show Zeros Button
Species Long.png Species Short.png Species:Long/Short Button
Button - Filter On.png Button - Filter Off.png Filter On/Off Button
Button Small 2.png Hide EC.png Show EC.png Hide/Show EC Page Button
Hide Components.png Show Components.png Hide/Show Components Button
Button Small 3.png The default number of columns displayed on this tab is 3. However, the user may change the number of columns displayed by changing the Stream Column Count at the bottom of the Sp or EC pages. This can also be changed on the Views Tab of the Plant Model.
Other Page Layout and Display Options can be changed on the Views Tab of the Plant Model. Click on the magnifying glass icon (Access2.png) to go straight to the Plant Model-Views tab access window.
Button Small 4.png Column 1 is always visible and will ALWAYS display the mass flows of the species/elements/components in the project.
Button Small 5.png The displays in columns 2 onwards of the Sp page can be changed in the drop-down menu.
Button Small 6.png The displays in columns 2 onwards of the EC page can be changed in the drop-down menu.

Display Buttons

Hide / Show Zeros Button

  • If the Hide Zeros button is clicked, all species that have NO flow in the stream will be hidden.
  • If the Show Zeros button is clicked, all species will be displayed, including those with no flow.

Species Long or Short Display Button

The Species:Long or Short button is used to change the display of the Species names between the Short form, the Chemical compound, or the longer species names, as shown in the picture below.

Note: This button is independent of the 'Tag:Long or Short' button that is used to toggle the field names on other pages of the Access window between the long and short forms.

Sp page species names.jpg

Filter On/Off Button

The Filter allows the user to filter the species display on the Sp tab. This is a really useful feature, as it allows the user to quickly see only the species containing a particular element, or elements. The different filter options allow the filter to be based on the elemental definition of a species or on the short or long tag for the species name. In a project with a large number of species, this makes following elements, components or species much easier.

If the user clicks on the Button - Filter On.png button, then the display changes as follows:

Species Display 1.png The number to the right of the Filter button informs the user how many species are displayed out of the total number of species in the project.

The display options available are: Filter Selection.png

These selections are described below (the examples refer to the stream shown above):

Selection Description Example
All This will display ALL of the species in the stream All species
Contains Any Element This will display all species that contain any of the elements entered in their elemental definition. 1. If the user enters 'Ni', then the list will contain only NiSO4(aq), NiO(s) and NiS(s).
2. If the user enters 'Ni, O', then the list will contains All species that contain either Ni or O - in this case that will be almost all of the species in the list!
Contains All Elements This will display only species that contain ALL of the elements entered in their elemental definition. 1. If the user enters 'Ni', then the list will contain NiSO4(aq), NiO(s) and NiS(s).
2. If the user enters 'Ni, O', then the list will only contain NiSO4(aq) and NiO(s). (NiS(s) does not contain Oxygen, so it will not be included).
Starts with ... This will display species that start with the text entered based on the short or long species tag depending on the current SpeciesTag selection. 1. If the user enters 'Ni', then the list will contain NiSO4(aq), NiO(s) and NiS(s).
2. If the user enters 'Ni, O' and Short species tags are shown, then the list will still only contain NiSO4(aq), NiO(s) and NiS(s). There are no species that start with 'O', so the list does not change from example 1.
Contains any ... This will display species that contain the text entered in the currently displayed short or long species tag. 1. If the user enters 'Ni' and Short species tags are shown, then the list will contain NiSO4(aq), NiO(s) and NiS(s).
2. If the user enters 'AsO4', then the list will contain H3AsO4(aq) and FeAsO4(s).
2. If the user enters 'chloride' and Long species tags are shown, then the list will contain Sodium_chloride(aq).
Contains All ... This will display species that contain ALL the separate text entered in the currently displayed short or long species tag. 1. If the user enters 'Fe, O4' and Short species tags are shown, then the list will contain Fe2[SO4](aq), FeSO4(aq) and FeAsO4(s).

Notes:

  1. The filter option works together with the 'Show Zeros' button. So, if species with zero flow are hidden, then they will NOT be visible even if the filter is enabled.
  2. The first two Element filter options are based on the elemental definition of the species and the text of the species ShortTag and LongTag is ignored.
  3. The last three filter options are based on the long or short species tags currently shown (depending on selection for SpeciesTag button). The elemental definition is ignored for these filter options.
  4. This functionality is only available in Build 137 and later.

Hide / Show EC Page Button

The Hide/Show EC Page button is used to either display or hide the EC (Elements + Components) page.

Notes:

  1. The Hide/Show EC Page button is only visible if the setting in the Plant Model for Page Layout = Two-Optional. (This is the default setting).
  2. If the setting in the Plant Model for Page Layout = Two-Always, then the EC page is always visible and there is no Hide/Show EC Page button.
  3. If the setting in the Plant Model for Page Layout = One, then the EC page is NEVER visible and there is no Hide/Show EC Page button.

Hide / Show Components Button

The Hide/Show Components button is used to either display or hide the Components section of the EC page. The Hide/Show Components button is only visible if EC page is visible.

Page Layout and Display Options

There are several options for the Page Layout. There is always an Sp page but depending on other settings, there may or may not be an EC page displayed. The Page Layout option can be changed on the Views Tab of the Plant Model.

The default number of columns displayed on the Species Flow tab is 3. However, the user may change the number of columns displayed by changing the Stream Column Count at the bottom of the Sp or EC pages. This can also be changed on the Views Tab of the Plant Model.

Other material view options are also shown on the Views Tab of the Plant Model. Some are these are available both on the Sp page and in the Plant Model. The user can set them in either location.


Phase and View Options

The View Options allow the user to display the Species, Component and Elemental flows in columns 2 onwards in different ways. Not all options are available for the Species, Compounds and Elements.

If the BasisPerColumn option is ticked on the Views Tab of the Plant Model, then the basis can be selected for each individual column on the Sp page. If the BasisPerColumn option is NOT ticked, then the Basis can only be set once for all columns on the Sp page.

The Basis and Display options for the Elements section of the EC page and the Components section of the EC page can only be set once for all columns.

Phase Basis

Tag Option Description
Species Page
SpBasis/BasisN All The total mass or volume of the stream will be used when calculating fractional values or concentrations.
Phase The mass or volume of each phase (solid, liquid or gas) will be used when calculating fractional values or concentrations.
Individual Phase The mass or volume of each Individual phase (solid, liquid, aqueous, organic, gas, etc.) will be used when calculating fractional values or concentrations.
Elements and Compounds Page
EleBasis All The total mass or volume of the stream will be used when calculating elemental fractional values or concentrations.
Phase The mass or volume of each phase (solid, liquid or gas) will be used when calculating elemental fractional values or concentrations.
EleDisplay Only visible if Phase is chosen for EleBasis
Sol,Liq,Vap The solid, liquid and vapour elemental displays will be shown.
Sol,Liq The solid and liquid elemental displays will be shown.
Liq,Vap The liquid and vapour elemental displays will be shown.
Sol,Vap The solid and vapour elemental displays will be shown.
Sol Only the solid elemental displays will be shown.
Liq Only the liquid elemental displays will be shown.
Vap Only the vapour elemental displays will be shown.
CmpBasis All The total mass or volume of the stream will be used when calculating component fractional values or concentrations.
Phase The mass or volume of each phase (solid, liquid or gas) will be used when calculating component fractional values or concentrations.
CmpDisplay Only visible if Phase is chosen for CmpBasis
Sol,Liq,Vap The solid, liquid and vapour component displays will be shown.
Sol,Liq The solid and liquid component displays will be shown.
Liq,Vap The liquid and vapour component displays will be shown.
Sol,Vap The solid and vapour component displays will be shown.
Sol Only the solid component displays will be shown.
Liq Only the liquid component displays will be shown.
Vap Only the vapour component displays will be shown.

View Options

The views that are available for the Species, Compounds and Elements are described in the first table below. The second table gives the views that are only available for the Species.

Table 1 - Views for Species, Compounds and Elements

View Option Description
Mass Flow Mass Flow Rate of the species, element or component.
Mass Frac Mass Fraction of the species, element or component.
Conc The species, element or component concentration at stream temperature and pressure, as mass/volume.
Conc25 The species, element or component concentration at 25°C and stream pressure, as mass/volume.
Mole Flow Mole Flow Rate of the species, element or component.
Mole Frac Mole Fraction of the species, element or component.
Mole Conc The species, element or component molar concentration at stream temperature and pressure, as moles/volume.
Mole Conc25 The species, element or component molar concentration at 25°C and stream pressure, as moles/volume.


Table 2 - Views for Species only

View Option Description
Vol Flow Volume Flow Rate of the species.
Vol Frac Volume Fraction of the species.
NVol Flow Normalised Volume Flow Rate of the species. This is calculated at the user defined normal temperature and pressure.
NVol Frac Normalised Volume Fraction of the species. This is calculated at the user defined normal temperature and pressure.
Equiv Conc The equivalent concentration at stream temperature and pressure, as eq/volume, based on calculated equivalent weight, only relevant for charged species. This is a new calculation in SysCAD 9.3.
Equiv Conc25 The equivalent concentration at 25°C and stream pressure, as eq/volume, based on calculated equivalent weight, only relevant for charged species. This is a new calculation in SysCAD 9.3.
Molality The molar concentration per unit mass of water (solvent) for aqueous species only, excluding water. This is a new calculation in SysCAD 9.3.
PartialP The partial pressure of the gaseous species only.
PartialPFrac The partial pressure fraction of the gaseous species only.
Specific Hf Specific enthalpy of the species, expressed as energy per unit mass.
Specific Hz Specific Hz of the species, expressed as energy per unit mass.
Specific Hs Specific Hs of the species, expressed as energy per unit mass.
Total Hf Total enthalpy of the species, expressed as energy per unit time.
Total Hz Total Hz of the species, expressed as energy per unit time.
Total Hs Total Hs of the species, expressed as energy per unit time.