3 Day workshop on Chemical Process Simulation using DWSIM

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching

February 18th, 2021 to February 20th, 2021

Course Content Teaching Faculty Who Should Attend
Duration and Venue Criteria for Certification Course Fee
How to Apply Accommodation Note
Address For Communication

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Registration date extended till 17 February 2021, 02:00 PM

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Chemical Process Simulation is one of the basic lab courses in the undergraduate curriculum of chemical engineering / petrochemical engineering/ chemical technology / industrial biotechnology disciplines. The aim of this workshop is to work out a methodology to teach this course effectively at the undergraduate level. Exposure to this tool will help researchers also.  It will also help improve the employment in industry, as careful use of this tool can increase the productivity in industry.  

All of the above will be achieved through DWSIM, a free and open source chemical process simulation software.  DWSIM is an excellent alternative to Aspen Plus/PRO II.  DWSIM can be used free of cost by the industry also.

The FOSSEE project at IIT Bombay (https://fossee.in) has been promoting Scilab, and other FLOSS, such as Python, OpenFOAM, eSim, Osdag, OpenModelica, DWSIM, R, Drupal and Linux, and open source hardware, such as Arduino and OpenPLC. FOSSEE is also funded by NMEICT, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India..

Methodology of the Workshop

The workshop will be conducted using a mix of pre-recorded spoken tutorial videos with side by side learning and live lectures. A number of practice problems will also be provided after every topic followed by discussions on them to get a good understanding of each topic.  

All participants will get the DWSIM software, Spoken Tutorials on DWSIM, copies of our slides, video recording of all lectures, several flowsheets solved using DWSIM, and several custom models.  Using these all who are interested in conducting DWSIM workshops by themselves can do so.  They will also get exposed to the collaborative content creation activity of the FOSSEE Project.

Benefits of the Workshop

On successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to 

  • Learn fundamentals of chemical process simulation using DWSIM.
  • Learn to create a steady-state simulation of a process plant.
  • Certificate for attending 3 day DWSIM Workshop.

Course content

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • create a material stream
  • simulate pressure changers
  • simulate heater/cooler/heat exchangers
  • create binary phase envelope
  • simulate reactors
  • perform sensitivity analysis and adjust
  • simulate separation columns
  • simulate process flowsheets using DWSIM

In addition, the participants will be exposed to advanced topics, such as the custom model creation, addition of new molecules to the property estimation database, data regression to generate BIPs.

Teaching Faculty

  • Prof. Kannan Moudgalya, Faculty, Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • Prof. P.R. Naren, Faculty, SASTRA University
  • FOSSEE, IIT Bombay

Who Should Attend

The DWSIM workshop will be useful for below discipline:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Petrochemical Engineering
  • Chemical Technology 
  • Industrial Biotechnology

Duration and Venue

3 day workshop starting from 18 to 20 February 2021. Every day there will be an online interactive/ hands-on session for 6 hours.

Criteria for Certification

Participation certificates, in an electronic form, will be provided to all participants after successful completion of the workshop

Course Fee


Course Fee


₹ 450 (inclusive of GST)


₹ 950 (inclusive of GST)


₹ 2950 (inclusive of GST)

How to Apply

The application will be strictly online, and no other mode of application will be entertained. The link for online registration is:


The registration form will be available until 16 February 2021, 4.00 pm


Not applicable


As the workshop is conducted online, it is mandatory to have a laptop and a working internet connection with good bandwidth.

Technical Requirements:

  • DWSIM Version 6.4
  • Following operating systems can be used for installing DWSIM:
  • Windows: 32/64-bit 7/8/10
  • Linux: 32/64-bit Wine-supported (https://www.winehq.org)
  • macOS: 10.7 (OS X Lion) or newer

Contact Us

Address For Communication

Mahendra Parmar,
Sr. Project Manager, ESOS Project
Department of CSE, Kanwal Rekhi Building,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Mumbai - 400 076.
Email: eoutreach@it.iitb.ac.in
Website - www.it.iitb.ac.in/nmeict