The purpose of the polyols from biomass LIBPF process model is to simulate the process for the conversion of biomass feedstocks to polyols of short-chain carbohydrates.
The process scheme is based on IPCI process type 3:
and US patent 6479713 (T A Werpy, J G Frye Jr., A H Zacher, D J Miller: Hydrogenolysis of 5-carbon sugars, sugar alcohols, and other methods and compositions for reactions involving hydrogen, Battelle Memorial Institute - 2001):
The demo requirements are:
operating system: Window 2000, XP, Vista or W7
Administrator access to the computer during installation
[optional] Excel 2003 or later for displaying the mass and energy balance table
[optional] OpenOffice 3.0 or later for displaying the mass and energy balance table