Environmental Software

All of these software packages have been published since my arrival at Whitman.  In general, each package took at least a year to complete, including the selection and discussion of each topic with my peers across the nation, the design/layout, programming, debugging and editing, and production and testing (and more debugging).  Peer-review occurred at several stages (1) in the beginning with topic and concept selection and design, (2) prior to the release of the software package, and (3) by peer acceptance as explained in the following statement.  Given the nature of web page statistics counters, it is impossible to tell how many people used our software, but each year over 10,000 hits from over 105 countries are recorded for our download pages.  Internet statistics show that users include government organizations, secondary education, colleges and research universities, and industry. 

Dispersion Calculator
All files are in .swf format. It is recommended that files are downloaded and then opened in an updated version of Google Chrome. To view the files, drag them from the desktop and into a new tab on Chrome, then refresh the page.  
  • This Flask-based and numerical engine package allows users to estimate the dispersion of a chemical tracer or pollutant in soil and sediment columns. Experimental data from pulse or step input of pollutants can be modeled. This software was created by Gabrielle Boisrame, Albert Schueller and Frank Dunnivant. Zipped file size: 0.468 Mb
All files are in .swf format. It is recommended that files are downloaded and then opened in an updated version of Google Chrome. To view the files, drag them from the desktop and into a new tab on Chrome, then refresh the page.  
  • This was our first software package created by Dan Danowski. EnviroLand contains several Visual Basic simulations of wet laboratory experiments for environmental chemistry (i.e.
    alkalinity, hardness, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, etc.), a theoretical calculation/simulator (pC-pH diagram), and seven pollutant fate and transport simulators. EnviroLand only works on PC machines. Zipped file size: 12 Mb


All files are in .swf format. It is recommended that files are downloaded and then opened in an updated version of Google Chrome. To view the files, drag them from the desktop and into a new tab on Chrome, then refresh the page.  
  • This upgraded Flask-based package replaces EnviroLand and the original Fate, and is compatible on Mac and PC machines. Fate contains pollutant fate and transport simulators for pulse and step inputs of pollutants to atmospheric, lake, river, and groundwater systems. This software was created by Elliot Anders and Frank Dunnivant. Zipped file size: 11 Mb

  • This updated on-line version of Fate allows you to estimate concentrations of pollutants in various environments. 
EnviroLab
Shockwave software designed to education English and Spanish speaking individuals of experiments for measuring water quality. All files are in .swf format. It is recommended that files are downloaded and then opened in an updated version of Google Chrome. To view the files, drag them from the desktop and into a new tab on Chrome, then refresh the page.  

Todos los archivos están en formato .swf. Se recomienda descargar y abrir los archivos en un versión actualizada de Google Chrome. Para ver los archivos, arrástrelos desde el escritorio a una nueva pestaña en Chrome y, a continuación, actualice la página. 


GC Tutorial
This video provides a detailed overview of the theory and use of a capillary column gas chromatograph. The GC Tutorial is geared toward laboratory courses in environmental chemistry and instrument methods of analysis.

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HPLC Tutorial
This video provides a detailed overview of the theory and use of a high pressure liquid chromatograph. The HPLC Tutorial is geared toward laboratory courses in environmental chemistry and instrument methods of analysis.

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Global Issues
This video focuses on three pressing issues in environmental chemistry and engineering: acid rain, global warming, and ozone depletion. It serves as a great introduction to environmental issues and is geared toward high school and undergraduate education.

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Water
This video takes the viewer on a tour of state-of-the-art drinking water and domestic wastewater treatment plants. Water serves as a great introduction to treatment processes and is geared toward high school and undergraduate education.

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