The participation in the project is available on easy terms. We decided to organize the membership in periods of five years (extension possible) which implies annual payment of the consortium fee. The graduation can be taken from the following table:
|Member classification||Yearly contribution
(including influence on further developments)
|Large chemical companies as well as large petrochemical companies (amongst the top 50)||Euro 7500|
|Middle-ranged chemical companies and engineering companies||Euro 5000|
|Small chemical companies||Euro 2500|
|Research group of a university||Euro 1275|
|+ 2% yearly increase
(roughly according to the inflation rate)
Please note that the revised and extended parameter tables obtained within the consortium are not available via the different process simulators (Aspen Plus®, CHEMCADTM, PRO/II, HYSIM,...) or via the software package from DDBST GmbH. They will be supplied exclusively to the contributing companies together with an implementation guide to current process simulators.
It is allowed to use the new group interaction parameters and experimental data measured within the project only in the member company (including affiliated companies). It is not allowed to pass on the information to third parties.