AquaChem

Water Quality Data Analysis and Reporting Software

AquaChem’s analysis tools cover a range of functions and calculations including unit transformations, charge balances, and statistics. These powerful analytical capabilities are complemented by an extensive selection of commonly used geochemical plots to represent the chemical characteristics of water quality data.

Why Choose AquaChem?

AquaChem’s analysis tools cover a range of functions and calculations including unit transformations, charge balances, and statistics. These powerful analytical capabilities are complemented by an extensive selection of commonly used geochemical plots to represent the chemical characteristics of water quality data.

  • Simple and easy analysis of water quality data
  • Effortless and flexible data importing and exporting
  • Automatic geochemical calculations of water type, sum of anions, sum of cations, ion balance, TDS, hardness and more
  • Water quality exceedance reports for multiple water quality standards
  • Automatic ready-made reports

Effortless Data Management & QA/QC

  • Easily import data from various file types (.txt, .csv, .xls, .xlsx, .mdb, and .accdb) and file formats (samples as rows, samples as columns, one analyzed value for each row)
  • Export stations, analysis data and geochemical plots to multiple formats, including text files, spreadsheets, images, and print-ready Office documents.
  • Create simple to complex data queries and easily extract vital information about your water quality data.

Interactive GeoChemical and Statistical Plots

AquaChem allows you to create multiple plots for the same dataset and view these plots simultaneously side-by-side. All plots are interactive – click on a data point and its corresponding sample is highlighted in the sample list. This is useful for identifying outliers.

  • Geochemical plots: Piper, Stiff, Durov, Schoeller, Wilcox, Giggenbach, Meteoric Water Line, Ludwig-Langelier, Ternary
  • Statistical Plots: Box and Whisker, Histogram, Probability, Quantile, Detection Summary
  • General Plots: Scatter, Pie, Stacked Bars, Radial, Time Series

Water Quality Data Analysis

AquaChem comes with a comprehensive calculators and converters that allow you to perform quick, on-the-fly analyses on your water quality data.

  • Unit Conversion: AquaChem manages measurement and concentration units for you – switch between mass-, molar-, and equivalent-based concentrations on the fly.
  • Ionic Functions: Water Type, Electroneutrality/Ion Balance, Sum of Anions, Sum of Cations, TDS, Hardness, Alkalinity.
  • General: Date functions, Exceedance counts, Total Organic Carbon, Total Organic Halogens.
  • Corrosion and Scaling Indices: Langelier Saturation, Ryznar Stability, Puckorius Scaling, and Larson-Skold.
  • Agricultural/Irrigation Metrics: Sodium Absorption Ratio, Magnesium Hazard, Residual Sodium Carbonate.
  • Enthalpy: Enthalpy of water (liquid or vapor) based on temperature or dissolved silica.
  • Isotopes: Estimates of infiltration elevation and temperature based on Oxygen-18 and Deuterium isotopic fractionation.

Automatic Reports

In just a few clicks, AquaChem delivers ready-made reports that contain key information about your water quality data. Fully customized layouts using the Report Designer:

  • Sample Report: Generates a report for selected parameters that includes comparisons to water quality standards and summary statistics for selected samples.
  • Station List & Sample List Reports: Generates a table of selected sampling stations, and generates a table of selected samples
  • Sample Result Report: Generates table of selected results for the active sample

R-Console

  • AquaChem includes a console that allows you to run scripts in the R scripting language and leverage the thousands of available libraries that facilitate data analyses, visualization, categorization and much more.

What's New in AquaChem 10.0

Map Viewer Module

AquaChem 10.0 now includes a Map Viewer that allows you to map stations and related sample results. Generate thematic maps based on these data including, locations by category, proportionally sized symbols, color-graded symbols, pie charts, and Stiff diagrams. Add imported basemaps (georeferenced TIFs, BMPs, and JPGs) and other spatial data (shapefiles) to relate the data to real-world locations and help you infer valuable insights from your data.

AquaChem Map Viewer

Plot Collections

Plot collections have been enhanced to include:

  • A What-You-See-Is-What-You’ll-Get layout view for exports so that you can easily configure your plots for export to images or report templates. Choose from standard page sizes or set your own custom size

AquaChem 10 Plot Collections

  • Plots can use the currently selected sample(s) as a data source to make plot collections even more interactive
  • Rectangular plots (e.g. Box and Whisker, Detection Summary, Histogram, Probability Plot, Time series, etc.) can be stretched to fill the plot collection cell. The right and bottom plot panels in a Durov Plot can be scaled

Stretched Plots in AquaChem 10

  • Axis labels on rectangular plots can be rotated
  • Custom plot lines can be dynamically linked to a water quality standard and you can set x cutoff values

Other Enhancements

  • Sample Analysis Viewer: quickly view a read-only list of results and related metadata data for specified stations or samples with standard data handling tools available in AquaChem

AquaChem 10 Sample Analysis Viewer

  • Macro-Enabled Reports: Print-to-Office Templates support macro-enabled documents (.docm, .xlsm, .pptm) you can automate building more powerful and advanced reports
  • Create parameter groups based on a field in the sample results table (for example Sample Method)
  • Allow specification of a custom date field when importing data

AquaChem Applications include

  • Analyze & report aqueous geochemistry of supply wells
  • Analytical lab results of samples from contaminated sites
  • Manage water quality data from sanitary landfills
  • Identify mineralization trends for mining exploration
  • Analyze, interpret and plot water quality data
  • Regulatory compliance with trend analyses reports
  • Identify and report water quality guideline exceedances

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