FactSage Thermochemical Software and Databases, ( ),
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This paper presents a summary of the FactSage thermochemical software and databases. FactSage was introduced in 2001 and is the fusion of the FACT-Win/FACT and ChemSage/SOLGASMIX thermochemical packages that were founded over 25 years ago. The FactSage package runs on a PC operating under Microsoft Windows® and consists of a series of information, database, calculation and manipulation modules that enable one to access and manipulate pure substances and solution databases. With the various modules one can perform a wide variety of thermochemical calculations and generate tables, graphs and figures of interest to chemical and physical metallurgists, chemical engineers, corrosion engineers, inorganic chemists, geochemists, ceramists, electrochemists, environmentalists, etc. In this article emphasis is placed on the calculation and manipulation of phase diagrams. However the reputation of FactSage has been established mainly in the field of complex chemical equilibria and process simulation where the software has unique capabilities. Some of these capabilities are also shown in this paper. © 2002 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.