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Tom Meuzelaar

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  1. Water Activity at High Temperature

    Hi David: Water activity is the activity of the water phase, it is not the same thing as water vapor fugacity. Would you mind attaching a saved copy of your script so I can take a look at it? Regards, Tom
  2. Water Activity at High Temperature

    Hi David: Still not exactly sure what you are trying to do [remainder of this post deleted, follow up with response below]. Hope that helps, Tom
  3. Water Activity at High Temperature

    Hi David: GWB calculates water vapor fugacity as well- you can see this under the 'gas fugacities' section in the text output, or under the Gtplot plotting variables. Hope that helps, Tom Meuzelaar RockWare, Inc.
  4. mixing two waters

    Hello: This isn't necessarily an issue with charge balance. It could be that you've defined a system that is far from equilibrium, and thus has trouble converging. If the pH value is important, I recommend starting with 3.5, so the system initially converges, then sliding the pH (in the Reactants pane) down to 3.1, so that you have a stable chemistry. Hope that helps, Tom Meuzelaar RockWare, Inc.
  5. Hi Jack: When I look at the plot results for your script, it appears that the pH drops to 3.5 after the addition of 1 kg of fluid, correctly mimicking the flush configuration. Do you see something different? Regards, Tom Meuzelaar RockWare, Inc.
  6. Spece8

    Hi Godfrey: The zero values are not allowable- I would start by removing them (or replacing them with n/d notation in GSS). Hope that helps, Tom Meuzelaar RockWare, Inc.
  7. Varying time of models

    Hi: The time function in React is primarily used for kinetic mineral dissolution and precipitation. Without specifying a kinetic mineral rate law, it doesn't matter what time length you specify, you'll always get the same reaction results. Hope that helps, Tom Meuzelaar RockWare, Inc.
  8. GWB won't start up

    Hi Olivia: We are wondering if a firewall or anti-virus program are temporarily disabling the software that runs your hardware lock. Is it possible to disable your firewall and/or antivirus software to see if that makes a difference? If it does not, can you go to the following address on your browser: http://localhost:1947, and click on the HASP keys menu on the left hand side? Please send the resulting screenshot to my attention via email. Regards, Tom Meuzelaar RockWare, Inc.
  9. mixing two waters

    Hi: It looks like the low pH is the reason for non-convergence. If you try a slightly higher pH (3.5), the script runs fine. Hope that helps, Tom Meuzelaar RockWare, Inc.
  10. newbie help with pH plot

    Hi Ken: I'd start by taking a look at polythermal reaction path models in the Reaction Modeling User's Guide. You should be able to view the pH vs. temperature trends in Gtplot. Dealing with variable pressures is going to be a bit trickier, given that the database is compiled for a single confining pressure (1 atm). For most aqueous species and minerals, the equilibrium constant data does not change significantly, but for gases it is a different story altogether, and you may need to make some database modifications. Hope that helps get you started, Tom Meuzelaar RockWare, Inc.
  11. Pipe

    Hello: Yes, I've used the RC_helper.h and RC_helper.cpp source files without too much trouble using Visual Studio. I had to adjust a few settings in the default setup for VS, including: 1. In project settings, remove explicit use of the Unicode character set. 2. Turn off use of precompiled headers However, these settings are specific to Visual Studio, so they may or may not help you. I can tell you that there is nothing wrong with the RC_helper.h and RC_helper.cpp code, and that your problem is probably somewhere in the configuration of the application you are using for code development. Unfortunately, my response time will be much slower after this, as I am about to step out for a 4-day holiday weekend. Regards, Tom Meuzelaar RockWare, Inc.
  12. Pipe

    Hello: I recommend checking your syntax- as the error messages suggest,this is likely cause by missing a semicolon somewhere. If this occurs in one line of code, all of the other lines of code can become uninterpretable. I hope that helps, Tom Meuzelaar RockWare,Inc.
  13. arsenic speciation

    Hi Ruth: This should work fine- just be sure to: constrain the oxygen concentration in the system specify a pH convert your total As concentration to the arsenic basis species GWB will speciate all of your arsenic among all dissolved arsenic species in the thermo database according to their equilibrium constants. Let me know how I can be of further help. Regards, Tom Meuzelaar RockWare, Inc.
  14. Problems with kinetic rate equation

    Dear Christoph: The reason for this is that the temperature dependence of the rate constant is defined as a function of the activation energy (Ea) and pre-exponential factor (A) as follows: If you have a kinetic rate law that includes both a rate constant and activation energy, you might consider using the Custom Rate Law features in GWB. Hope that helps, Tom Meuzelaar RockWare, Inc.
  15. Negative pH?

    Hi Emma: React can work with waters that have negative pH (see attached script), but I don't think it will take a negative pH as input. Instead, use the equivalent proton activity to constrain your model. I hope that helps. Tom Meuzelaar RockWare, Inc. negative_pH.rea
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