PenSim: A Web Based Program for Dynamic Simulation of Fed-Batch Penicillin Production 
  • PenSim is a web-based simulator and runs on virtually all computer platforms
  • PenSim is a program for dynamic simulation of fed-batch penicillin production based on an unstructured model.
  • PenSim is designed especially for student education (Birol et al. 2000a), for experts in biotech industry and researchers in control systems area.
  • PenSim can be used for 
    • empirical model development
    • developing model order reduction algorithms
    • process database construction for developing statistical monitoring/control tools
    • applying optimization algorithms
    • implementation of different controller designs
    • studying controller performance assessment
  • PenSim is an excellent tool for dynamic systems, control and biotechnology education
  • PenSim has a data output structure which can be used as an input in most of those post processing programs such as spreadsheet and graphics programs.
  • Simulation results are plotted directly from the simulator (PenSim uses gnuplot package).
  • Simulations can be performed by changing:
    • Initial conditions
    • Batch/fed-batch switching time
  • PenSim is a free software