Thermodynamic Database Population Software (DBCreate)
The thermodynamic database population software works with Geochemist Work Bench, ToughReact, and EQ3/6 databases by providing a fast and convenient method to update and maintain thermodynamic databases.
Update Thermodynamic Databases for Modeling Geochemical Processes
The DBCreate software quickly and accurately updates thermodynamic databases used in geochemical modeling, based on changes in temperatures and pressures. The software facilitates the production of pressure, temperature and problem specific geochemical thermodynamic databases conveniently and quickly while minimizing the possibility of introducing errors caused by manual entry.Description
Geochemical Modeling Requires Accurate Thermodynamic Databases
Thermodynamic databases are critical for modeling geochemical processes associated with aqueous species, redox, mineral, and gas solubility reactions. The accuracy of thermodynamic databases directly affects the capability of geochemical models. Therefore, it is essential that the databases are continuously revised and maintained over time as more accurate or revised data becomes available. Geochemical modeling can be found in petroleum engineering, mining, and waste disposal.
The software works with existing thermodynamic database software; specifically Geochemist Work Bench, ToughReact, and EQ3/6. Users enter temperatures and pressures and DBCreate creates the SUPCTR92 formatted reaction (RXN) files and the user-required object database.Benefits
- Fast and accurate automated updating of geochemical thermodynamic databases
- Interactive user interface
- Works with Geochemist Work Bench, ToughReact, and EQ3/6 databases
- Applications in petroleum engineering, mining and waste disposal
Martin Saar, PhD Associate Professor, Gibson Chair of Hydrogeology and Geofluids, Department of Earth Sciences, School of Science and Engineering
Dr. Saar’s research involves fluid dynamics to investigate geoscience processes with an emphasis on multiphase, multicomponent, and multi-scale heterogeneous systems. He uses two dedicated geofluids laboratories for research: a wet lab and a computer lab. The wet lab allows performance of experiments involving water, corn syrup, suspensions, and other analog fluids. The computer lab includes a multi-processor Linux cluster and several Linux and Windows PCs.
Xiangzhao Kong, PhD PostDoc, Department of Earth Sciences, School of Sciences and Engineering
End User licenses for the DBCreate software are available at the University of Minnesota Technology website.
The link to the site is http://license.umn.edu/technologies/20120324_thermodynamic-database-population-software-dbcreate.Technology Status
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