AquaChem is a groundwater software package for anyone working with water data, and is suited for projects requiring management, analysis and reporting of water quality data.
AquaChem is a groundwater software package specifically designed for anyone working with water data. This software is ideally suited for water projects requiring management, analysis and reporting of groundwater quality data.
AquaChem’s analysis tools cover a wide range of functions and calculations used for analyzing, interpreting and comparing water quality data. These tools include simple unit transformations, charge balances, statistics and sample mixing to more complex functions such as correlation matrices and geothermometer calculations.
These powerful analytical capabilities are complemented by an extensive selection of commonly used geochemical plots and graphs to represent the chemical characteristics water quality data.
Why Choose AquaChem?
AquaChem is capable of generating the following geochemical plots:
AquaChem allows you to create multiple plots for the same dataset and view these plots simultaneously side-by-side. All plots are interactive which means when you click on a data point, its corresponding sample is highlighted in the sample list. This is useful for identifying outliers.
AquaChem comes with a comprehensive calculators and converters that allow you to perform quick, on-the-fly analyses on your water quality data. AquaChem is capable of the following calculations and conversions:
AquaChem includes a comprehensive list of statistical features, optimized to work with your water quality data. Statistical features included are:
|Trend Analyses||Trend analysis estimates a potential positive or negative trend that may be present in your water data. The following trend tests are supported: Mann Kendall, Seasonal Mann Kendall, Sens’s Test, Linear Regression, Spearman’s Rank Correlation|
|Outlier Tests||Outlier tests identify outliers in your data – measurements that are extremely large or small relative to the rest of the data. The following outlier tests are supported: Extreme value test, Discordance test, Rosner test, Walsh Test|
|Summary Statistics||An automatic report that calculates basic statistics for a group of water samples. Statistics include minimum, maximum, range, interquartile range, arithmetic mean, standard deviation, non parametric quantile, confidence interval, skewness, kurtoisis and more.|
Statistical analyses can be run for multiple samples and parameters simultaneously, and results can be easily plotted and exported to common file types (.xls, .csv and .mdb)
In just a few clicks, AquaChem delivers ready-made reports that contain key information about your water quality data. Report layouts can be fully customized using the Report Designer to accommodate specific project needs. The following automatic reports are supported:
|Data Summary||Generates a summary for the AquaChem database and all stations and samples currently displayed in the sample list|
|Compare Sample||Compares a sample in your database to one or more samples|
|Mix Samples||Generates solution concentrations resulting from the step-wise mixing of specified proportions of two selected samples|
|Water Quality Standards||Provides a summary of parameters exceeding the established Water Quality Standards for the selected samples.|
|Hardness Dependent Standards||Provides a summary of parameters exceeding water quality criteria for metals|
|Rock Source Deduction||Provides a summary of the kind of minerals the water sample has been in contact with during its subsurface journey|
|Sample Summary Report||Provides a general overview of a single sample including major ions, hydrochemical facies, calculated hardness, ion balance, ion ratios, etc.|
AquaChem links seamlessly with the popular geochemical modeling program, PHREEQC, for calculating equilibrium concentrations (or activities) of chemical species in solution and saturation indices of solid phases in equilibrium with a solution. For more advanced simulations, you can link to the USGS programs PHREEQCI or PHREEQC for Windows, and use your AquaChem samples as input solutions for these modeling utilities.
|Operating Systems||Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise
Windows 8.1 Pro or Enterprise
Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate
|Processor||32-bit or 64-bit|
|Hard Disk||250 MB|
|Networking Hardware||Network Card (required for soft key licensing)|
Users running Windows 8.1 or 10 need to have full local admin rights on their machine and run the program in compatibility mode.
We also recommend using English language and regional settings.
Microsoft Access (32-bit) 2003, 2007 or 2010 installed. Microsoft Access 64-bit is currently not supported.
Note: If you do not have MS Access (or have a later version) please install the free Access Runtime Engine.