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Table of Contents

Overview
OLI Chemistry Wizard
Printed Output
Installing ESP Databases
Advanced Topics
Unit Operations

Overview

OLI Chemistry Wizard

The OLI Chemistry Wizard is a windows based program for a user to create a chemistry model. It can be used instead of the traditional ESP Chemistry Generator. Click here for a link on how to use the OLI Chemistry Wizard

Printed Output

Obtaining a printed output of the results from ESP is important if you want to review your results without a computer or need to send the results to a colleague who does not have ESP. Follow this link to Getting printed results from ESP.

Installation of ESP Private Databases
(note, replaces OLI Tips #11)

OLI Systems, Inc. performs a data service for chemical species that do not currently exist in the OLI databases or require improvement of the thermochemical data for species that do exist in the OLI databases. In either case, the updated thermochemical data is provided in a private database. This database is actually a set of files (38 to 340depending on the OLI/Software version). These files are sent as a compressed file, usually a ZIP file.

There are two methods of installing the software. One is for local use on your computer. The database is installed into a folder and is only available in that folder. This is useful if you want to have different versions of the private database. For example, you may want to have a species that was specifically adjusted for high temperature calculations and high concentration, forgoing the accuracy at low temperature. You may also want the same species to be used at low temperature. This requires two private databases.

The other method is to install the database in the root of the OLI directory structure. This method allows you to access the database from any folder on your computer when running the OLI/Software. This saves disk space and increases your flexibility with the program.

Method 1 Local Install

We are using the private database SILICA as an example for this method.

  1. OLI normally provides the private database as a zip file. This file is frequently sent by E-mail. Detach the zip file and store it in a folder other than in the OLI tree. For example: c:\my projects\silica.zip
  2. Decompress the zip file into the local folder. If using WinZip, you can select all the files and drag and drop into the folder.
  3. Verify that the database is intact by running the OLI/Software. Switch to the local folder using the <Options> action item. Select the private database and see if any thermochemical data has been entered. If there is data, then the database installed correctly.

Method 2 Computer-wide installation.

We are using the private database SILICA as an example for this method.

  1. OLI normally provides the private database as a zip file. This file is frequently sent by E-mail. Detach the zip file and store it the folder (depending on your operating system):

    Windows XP

  2. C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\OLI Systems\ESP 8.2\Databanks

    Windows Vista/7

    C:\ProgramData\OLI Systems\ESP 8.2\Databanks

    this assumes you have installed OLI version 8.2in the default path. Change the path as necessary.

  3. Decompress the zip file into the local folder. If using WinZip, you can select all the files and drag and drop into the folder.
  4. Verify that the database is intact by running the OLI/Software. Switch to the local folder using the <Options> action item. Select the private database and see if any thermochemical data has been entered. If there is data, then the database installed correctly.

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Advanced Topics

These topics are for advanced users of ESP. They require some skills in editing the base files for ESP rather than just using the interface. As a result, OLI does not guarantee their success in making these modifications.

Manually Changing the DBS file to Adjust equilibrium contants.

Creating database listings from ESP or Toolkit

Enabling the Trace File and reviewing Activity Coefficients (video)

Changing the Keyboard DLL to improve keyboard response

Using ESP over a shared or network drive (video)

Increasing system limits for ESP 9.0 and later

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