The Reactor Lab is a didactic software program that provides simulations of a variety of chemical reactors. Students can actively learn about chemical reactions and reactors by performing experiments and analyzing data – quickly, safely, and inexpensively. The program can be downloaded free of charge and is available for most computers and in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The Lab is not a general purpose simulator.
Those who have used the Lab range from high school chemistry students to chemical engineering university and graduate students, to professionals in industry. Little or no training is required for operation of the lab because of its consistent design. In addition, information about each object is displayed at the bottom of the window as the cursor passes over that object.