CHESS training

The speciation of chemical elements in an aqueous environment can be simulated with tools dedicated and based on basic thermodynamic laws and concepts. For a dozen years, MINES ParisTech is developing speciation models, among them JCHESS, and uses the modelling techniques with the view to understand the impacts on the natural environment, to simulate them and to find solutions suitable to minimize them.

The aim of this seminar is to familiarize participants with following topics :

  • using hydrochemical models ;

  • modelling the speciation of heavy metals and radioactive elements as laboratory test and in natural waters ;
  • applying these models to practical problems raised by the impact of industrial activities and storage on the environment, particularly on water quality.

Before any practice, the seminar is mainly composed of exercises made on PCs running Windows XP and based on the use of JCHESS latest version. This software enables a quick start and an easy exploitation of the many features available for its use. JCHESS is interfaced with various international and widely available databases.
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