Frequently asked questions

These are the most commonly asked questions. If your question is not answered, feel free to contact us.

Question: How can I contact you?
Answer: See our Contact page.
Question: Where can I find your legal information?
Answer: See our Legals page.
Question: What is DETCHEM?
Answer: DETCHEM stands for DETailed CHEMistry (commercial product). A package of software tools specifically designed for the modeling and simulation of reacting flows, in particular heterogeneous systems. You can read more about it here.
Question: Do I need a license to use DETCHEM?
Answer: It depends on your usecase. You can compare the different licenses here or contact us directly.
Question: What can I use the free download modules for?
Answer: The free download modules are for test cases only. For any other use, a license is required. Please read the Terms of Conditions
Question: Do I have to cite the applicaiton of DETCHEM in my work?
Answer: Yes, please cite the application of DETCHEM in your work, as given here:
O. Deutschmann, S. Tischer, C. Correa, D. Chatterjee, S. Kleditzsch, V.M. Janardhanan, N. Mladenov, H. D. Minh, H. Karadeniz, M. Hettel, DETCHEM Software package, 2.5 ed., www.detchem.com, Karlsruhe 2014.
Question: What is CaRMeN?
Answer: CaRMeN stands for CAtalytic Reaction MEchanisms Network. It is a package of software tools specifically designed for the rapid analysis of physical and chemical models against experimental data. You can read more about it here.
Question: Where can I download CaRMeN?
Answer: CaRMeN will be available for download in the Downloads section soon. In the meantime please contact us directly.
Question: What are Mechanisms?
Answer: They are chemical reaction mechanisms, in particular for heterogeneous (gas/solid) catalytic systems, developed by the research group of Olaf Deutschmann. You can read more about it here.
Question: Is it possible to use some of the mechanisms in my own simulations?
Answer: In case you would like to use the mechanisms for your own simulations, we would appreciate to receive a short e-mail describing your interest. In case of publication, please refer to the given reference and to this website.