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Location: Lakewood, CO 

CONTACT jmahoney@mahoneygeochem.com for 2016  schedule and registration form

 

 


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INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMICAL MODELING TOOLS:

Geochemical Modeling Courses

Presented by Mahoney Geochemical Consulting LLC

Our next courses in North America will be April 23rd through the 27th, 2018 in Lakewood, Colorado.   
This five day course will include:

  • Numerous hands on exercises drawn from the instructor’s experience, which are designed to provide “outside the box” thinking in the real world application of geochemical models.  
  • An alternative visual and intuitive approach to geochemical modeling using the HYDRA/MEDUSA package, and
  • The PHAST for Windows  program, which couples PHREEQC with a 3-D groundwater flow model, allowing for the construction of solute transport models that include pertinent geochemical reactions.

By the end of the course, participants will understand geochemical modeling, including its shortcomings, and be able to apply geochemical models to numerous environmental issues.  


We continue to update and expand the presentations in these courses.  These courses will include some additional discussion about the program PhreePlot and its ability to fit model parameters to observational data.  

PLEASE CONTACT jmahoney@mahoneygeochem.com for more details. 


 

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COURSE OUTLINE FOR THE FIVE DAY COURSE:

INTRODUCTION TO GEOCHEMICAL MODELING TOOLS: EQUILIBRIUM AND TRANSPORT APPLICATIONS 

Monday:

INTRODUCTION

8:15 – 8:30

Welcome - participant introductions

8:30 – 10:00

Introduction to Geochemical Modeling

10:00 – 10:15

Break 

10:15 – 12:00

Geochemical Processes, Introduction to PHREEQC

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00 – 2:30

INTERACTIVE SESSION - PHREEQC Models

2:30 – 3:15

Fixing phases, PHASE RULE, REACTION

3:15 – 3:30

Break

3:30 – 5:15

Exercises 1 and 2

5:15 – 5:30

Discussion, Feedback, Close

Tuesday:

DATABASE, REDOX & HYDRA/MEDUSA

8:15 – 9:30

Redox Chemistry

9:30 – 10:15

Database Issues

10:15 – 10:30

Break

10:30 – 12:00

Exercise 3: Redox and Databases

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00 – 3:00

INTERACTIVE HYDRA/MEDUSA Program

3:00 – 3:15

Break

3:15 – 4:30

Exercise3 and 4: HYDRA/MEDUSA

4:30 – 5:15

Coprecipitation

5:15 – 5:30

Discussion, Feedback, Close

Wednesday:

SORPTION AND KINETICS

8:15 – 10:15

Surface Complexation (Sorption)

10:15 – 10:30

Break

10:30 – 12:00

Exercise 5: Surface Complexation

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00 – 2:45

Kinetics

2:45 – 3:00

Break

3:00 – 4:30

Exercise 6: Kinetics

4:30– 5:15

Readily Removable Arsenic (EPICS) - Application of surface complexation modeling to design of laboratory testing program

5:15 – 5:30

Discussion, Feedback, Close

Thursday:

MATH, INVERSE, TRANSPORT & WPHAST

8:15 – 9:30

Math Talk

9:30 – 10:15

 Transport Keyword

10:15 – 10:30

Break

10:30 – 12:00

Exercise 7:  Transport

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00 – 3:15

INTERACTIVE PHAST

3:15 – 3:30

Break

3:00 – 5:15

Uranium Talk

5:15 – 5:30

Discussion, Feedback, Close

Friday:

ERRORS AND MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS

8:15 – 9:30

Mining, ARD and Pit Lakes

9:30 – 10:15

Arsenic Talk

10:15 – 10:30

Break

10:30 – 11:15

Errors in Modeling

11:15 – 12:00

Open Discussion or Exercises

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00 – 3:30

Mining related exercises, PhreePlot, Surface discharge models, student topics - Final Discussions and Close