GWB 2023 brings the features you've been waiting for!
Your subscription to The Geochemist's Workbench® provides improvements and new capabilities continuously:
The amazing ChemPlugin self-linking software object lets you quickly, easily, and reliably construct full-featured reactive transport models in any configuration. And now, ChemPlugin is included in GWB Professional at no extra cost!
The GWB's solid solutions feature has been extended to include a full gamut of models. Choose from site mixing, Guggenheim, regular, cubic and third-order Maclaurin, and ideal formulations
Use TEdit to import, edit, and export EQ3/EQ6 thermodynamic databases. This powerful program not only manipulates thermodynamic data, but lets you move datasets back and forth between the EQ3/EQ6 and GWB packages.
Let your mouse hover over a bound in Act2 and Tact to reveal the corresponding chemical reaction; likewise, hovering over a predominance field shows the equilibrium species and phase assemblage at that point in the diagram.
The thermodynamic properties of solid solutions can be specified as functions of temperature, simplifying run configuration.
A full-featured description of binary solid solutions, both Guggenheim and ideal, including spinodal decomposition and allowing the choice of either a continuous or discrete implementation.
Cross plots, time-series graphs, Piper diagrams, data-point overlays, and other graphic renderings of your datasheet now update in real time, following your keystrokes as you edit the underlying GSS document.
Model microbial growth and population dynamics in a general fashion by cross-linking anabolic growth rate to an arbitrary function of a microbe's catabolic reaction rate.
The CEMDATA 18.1 thermodynamic database for hydrated solids in the Portland cement system, CaO-Al2O3-SiO2-CaSO4-CaCO3-Fe2O3-MgO-H2O, from Lothenbach et al..
Account for exchange kinetics by cross-linking the rate of a dissociation or dissolution reaction to the law for an association or precipitation reaction, using the reaction_rate() helper.
Reaction databases for two-layer surface complexation on goethite (FeOOH) and gibbsite [Al(OH)3], from Mathur and Dzombak and Karamalidis and Dzombak.
When TEdit spots potential problems in a thermodynamic or surface database, it reports a list of the issues encountered and guides you to their solution.
Calculate the activity coefficient for aqueous CO2 and other neutral species using the Drummond equation, and the activity of solvent H2O with the Wolery equation.
The GWB now features a full implementation of the Specific ion Interaction Theory activity model, including the Thermochimie and Nuclear Energy Agency compilations.
The TEdit thermo dataset editor has enjoyed a complete makeover and boasts many new skills, including global reaction rebalancing and the ability to couple and decouple redox reactions with just a click!
You can import PhreeqC thermo datasets directly into the GWB! Simply drag a dataset into TEdit and follow the prompts to make thermo (.tdat) and surface reaction (.sdat) files for use with any of the tools in the GWB.
Carry your “Pitzer” brine calculations well below the freezing point of water. Release includes the FREZCHEM and COLDCHEM thermo databases, set up and ready to go.
Diagram the data in your GSS datasheets as a time-and-date series, against time of day, or versus elapsed time.
Tired of rebalancing reactions in thermo databases in terms of the basis set? So are we! Now, set out database reactions exactly as you find them in the literature.
The new generalized electrostatic triple layer model computes surface complexation accounting for a plane of crystallographic surface sites beneath Stern and diffuse layers. The distribution includes notable examples of triple-layer compilations from the literature, ready to run.
You can embed your own equations within GSS datasheets to calculate ratios, QA/QC parameters, or secondary functions of your choice.
A full rendering of the CD-MUSIC model of ion and oxyion reaction with sorbing surfaces, accounting for an arbitrary distribution of electrical charge within each surface complex, ready to go with the USGS database of surface reactions.
Support for carrying “Pitzer” calculations to high temperature, including thermo databases in GWB format from the THEREDA and Yucca Mountain projects.
Cluster versions of X1t, X2t, and ChemPlugin let you simulate reactive transport in parallel on clusters of multicore servers using MPI or hybrid MPI/OpenMP protocols.
All-new numerics power the GWB surface chemistry engine to cut through the toughest problems. The compute engine features adaptive basis swapping, greatly improved convergence, and arbitrary distribution of electrical charge.
Calculate concentrations of bidentate and polydentate complexes on crystallographic surfaces according to the Davis-Leckie, Hiemstra-van Riemsdijk, Appelo-Postma, and stoichiometric formalisms in the context of any two-layer or three-layer model.
Construct competitive, multisite sorption models in terms of single pKa reactions for ion complexation onto initially charged surface sites.
“Stick points” in the GUI have been streamlined to reduce click rate and improve transparency.
Thermo databases can now carry temperature expansions for log Ks, virial coefficients, and Debye-Hückel parameters as precise six-term polynomials, each of which can be cast within a specific temperature range of validity.
Carry the density of surface sites directly from literature sources in native units: Choose sites/nm2 or mol sites/mol mineral.
Precisely control which species are loaded from a thermo database by using the “span” feature to specify a qualifying temperature range of validity. This feature is especially useful when comparing runs made at differing temperatures.
Use by default the Batzle-Wang equation to evaluate fluid density, or revert to the Phillips et al. model.
Better rendering of the various apps across Windows locales worldwide.
I'm a big fan of GWB12. I've had Pro licenses for V8-11. This version is certainly worth the hype!– Matt Lenahan, AGE Consultants
The new multithreaded application Phase2 and its companion program P2plot generate any type of phase diagram quickly and easily. Create phase assemblage diagrams or “true” Eh-pH and activity diagrams. Included in GWB Professional, Phase2 lets you render species predominance, gas pressure, reaction kinetics, isotope fractionation, and much more.
The all-new isotope feature treats fractionation of the stable isotopes of any element for which one isotope is dominant. You can consider an arbitrary number of the isotopes of a given element. And the isotope model has been extended to SpecE8, Phase2, X1t, X2t, and ChemPlugin.
Choose from the Tsonopoulos, Peng-Robinson, and Spycher-Reed gas pressure models. The apps report in their output both fugacity and partial pressure. You can constrain the basis in terms of gas pressure, use partial pressure as a promoting or inhibiting factor in kinetic rate laws, and so on.
The applications report the reaction rate for each reactant, whether the rate is set by a rate law, fixed by mass transfer, or implied by a buffering reaction.
The reactive transport codes and ChemPlugin model the transport of stable isotopes, whenever an isotope system is active.
Razor sharp anti-aliased lines in quarter-point increments team up with an artist-designed color palette to make your graphics shine. Plus, our new symbols font contains dozens of markers specially designed to mark your geochemistry data points, in any color or size.
The modeling applications produce plot output in an open-source XML format, so you can render the results of GWB calculations in any XML-capable graphics package, or use the GWB graphics programs to render output from other modeling packages.
Revamped code cuts through your toughest problems quickly and surely.
Overlay on your activity diagrams as many scatter datasets and reaction traces as you wish.
New anionic model lets you consider exchange of phosphate, carbonate, sulfate, and other ligands on a sediment surface.
The codes monitor internal consistency on multiple levels, from fine grained to global. There's no need to do anything: Auditing is automatic in every run, operating silently unless there's a problem.
Xtplot can render the distribution of minerals in the domain as a phase assemblage map and display a predominance diagram for any element or basis entry.
Improvements to GSS include the ability to embed comments within individual cells in a datasheet.
Act2 and Tact can extend activity diagrams beyond the stability limits of water, whether you display the stability limits or not.
Suppress individual Kd or Freundlich species, or alter their binding constants interactively from within the application.
The reactive transport codes report a summary of mass net influx and efflux for each simulation.
Save the current configuration from a modeling application in bit-exact hexadecimal format.
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