I am unsing Phreeqci 188.8.131.521 under Windows98, PIII/1000MH, 128 M RAM, and I am having a couple of problems: > 1) After running a case, when the last time step is reached, the calculations stops and then it tries automatically to open the newly generated output file, but it last a lot, a very long period of time (several minutes trying to open the file) and often it hungs the program (not responding...). Are you running a transport problem? It could be that the output file is very large and your system is having trouble with it. You can limit the data that is written to the output file with -print_cells and -print_frequency. > 2) In the input file I have defined a Kinetics bloc and a Rates bloc in a batch simulation. A very single 1st order kinetic law is defined but often the program hungs because it does not converge. It is very strange because the final concentration is only the half of the initial, the time steps are very small (1 second),....I am not able to get than the simulation go farther (seversl days) and the final concentration several orders of magnitude smaller than the initial. The time step for kinetics is defined either in the KINETICS data block or the TRANSPORT (or ADVECTION) data block, depending on the type of simulation you are running. The value is defined in seconds. The default value is 1 second. Sounds like you may be using the default value and should define your own time step. If these suggestions don't help, please send the input file (and the database file if it is different from the database files distributed with PhreeqcI). I'll take a look at it. David David Parkhurst (dlpark@xxxxxxxx) U.S. Geological Survey Box 25046, MS 413 Denver Federal Center Denver, CO 80225
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