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I am developing and applying the Apros simulation software for dynamic process simulation in various industry sectors. My major research interests include process modelling, dynamic system-wide simulation, energy systems, industrial applications, automation, process control, and modelling of fluid properties.

External positions

Staff Scientist, Nalco Finland Oy

24 Oct 200431 Aug 2009


  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Energy, power plant, papermaking, marine, modelling, simulation, dynamic simulation
  • TP Chemical technology
  • chemical engineering

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Research Output 1998 2019

1 Citations (Scopus)

Modelling a molten salt thermal energy system: A validation study

Lappalainen, J., Hakkarainen, E., Sihvonen, T., Rodríguez-García, M. M. & Alopaeus, V., Jan 2019, In : Applied Energy. 233-234, p. 126-145 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Thermal energy
Molten materials
Energy storage
1 Citations (Scopus)

Automatic Generation of a High-Fidelity Dynamic Thermal-hydraulic Process Simulation Model from a 3D Plant Model

Martinez, G. S., Sierla, S., Karhela, T., Lappalainen, J. & Vyatkin, V., 11 Aug 2018, In : IEEE Access. 6, p. 45217-45232 16 p., 8434288.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Hot Temperature
Ore treatment
Power generation

Perspectives of experimental and theoretical studies on a thermal energy storage facility

Sihvonen, T., Lappalainen, J. & Hakkarainen, E., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference AbstractResearchpeer-review

System switch specification

Lappalainen, J. & Lackman, T., 2018, VTT. 17 p. (Research Report ; no. VTT-R-04126-18)

Research output: Book/ReportPublished reportResearch

Open Access
Engineering research
Open Access
Fluidized beds
Solar energy
Power plants
Hybrid systems