PHREEQC Version 3

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Overview of PHREEQC Version 3

Chemical waves of the Belousov reaction that are calculated with PHREEQC.

Chemical waves of the Belousov reaction that are calculated with PHREEQC.

PHREEQC Version 3 is a computer program written in the C++ programming language that is designed to perform a wide variety of aqueous geochemical calculations. PHREEQC implements several types of aqueous models including two ion-association aqueous models.


  •  Version 3.0--Documentation of all features, including high pressure calculations, charting (Windows), Pitzer and SIT activity-coefficient models, CD-MUSIC surface complexation, and isotope capabilities. Updated PhreeqcI. Additional methods for IPhreeqc modules.


  •  PhreeqcRM--Reaction module for reactive-transport simulators. Based on IPhreeqc, allows access to all PHREEQC reaction capabilities. Contains methods for initial and boundary conditions, running reactions on all model cells, transfer of data to and from the module, and parallelization by MPI or OpenMP.


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Graphical User Interfaces

Batch Versions of PHREEQC

PhreeqcRM Reaction Module for Transport Models

IPhreeqc Modules


Documentation for PHREEQC


Additional Information

General Information

Release Notes and Readme Files

Other Resources


Software License and Purchase Information

This software is a product of the U.S. Geological Survey, which is part of the U.S. Government.


This software is freely distributed. There is no fee to download and (or) use this software.


Users do not need a license or permission from the USGS to use this software. Users can download and install as many copies of the software as they need.

Public Domain

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This software has been approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although the software has been subjected to rigorous review, the USGS reserves the right to update the software as needed pursuant to further analysis and review. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or the U.S. Government as to the functionality of the software and related material nor shall the fact of release constitute any such warranty. Furthermore, the software is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use. Also refer to the USGS Water Resources Software User Rights Notice for complete use, copyright, and distribution information.

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