Simul is a series of freeware programs developed in our group. It performs the simulation of the movement of ions in liquid solutions in an electric field. It solves sets of nonlinear partial differential equations and nonlinear algebraic equations describing acid-base equilibria. Simul is useful for people engaged in electromigration separation methods, e.g., capillary electrophoresis, isotachophoresis, isoelectric focusing. Its mathematical model of electromigration accounts for any number of multivalent electrolytes or ampholytes, even in the hundreds. It includes a database of ions based on Takeshi Hirokawa's tables.
Simul 6 is a continuation of the previous version 5. It has been designed using the latest programming tools. Its code was rewritten using Qt platform with fully standard-conformant C++ and utilizes the latest MSVC or MinGW C++ compilers. The computation engine was completely redesigned in order to take full advantage of parallelization and multithreading computation. It is 5 – 15 times faster than Simul_5.
The program needs Windows environment. The program is packed in the file 'Simul6Run.zip'. After downloading and unpacking, copy the directory 'Simul6Run' to the position in which you wish to have it. The package contains the program itself, example data and a user manual. Double click 'simul6.exe' to run it.
Simul 5 is a previous version of the series. Complexation mode of Simul 5 Complex enables to simulate electrophoretic separations in systems with complexation agents such as, e.g., cyclodextrins, enabling us to simulate enantioseparation in electromigration.
The program needs Windows environment. The program is packed in the file 'Simul_5_Complex_Release_2011.zip'. After downloading and unpacking, copy the directory 'Simul 5 Complex Release 2011' to the position in which you wish to have it. Double click the 'Simul 5.exe' to run the simulator.