Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Visualize Your Modeled Plume with the New Map Overlay Feature

One of the most exciting new additions in the latest release of TS-CHEM (version 2022-2, which can be downloaded HERE) is the new “Map Overlay” feature.  After a concentration contour chart has been created and displayed, the TS-CHEM Map Overlay tool can be used to visualize the calculated plume. The plume is displayed as an overlay on a digital map, with the source located at the user-entered address. Attributes of the map and the plume can be modified using various Map Overlay controls.

Using the new Map Overlay is simple.  Once you have generated a concentration contour chart and adjusted the plume contours to your preferred bounds, simply click on the “Map Overlay” button just above the plume contour chart (see Figure 1).

Figure 1 - Plume Contour Chart

A popup will appear that allows you to enter an address, and then click “Go”.  For example, entering “Statue of Liberty NY” will display your contoured plume with its origin at the Statue of Liberty (as shown in Figure 2 below).

Figure 2 – Example Map Overlay with Plume Contour Chart Originating at Statue of Liberty

Once your contour plot is overlayed on your site of interest, you can use the “Map”, “Plume”, “Overlay”, and “Metrics” tabs within the Map Overlay window to modify and customize your overlay as desired.  Specifically, these tabs can be used to do the following

  • Change the desired map style (e.g., satellite) zoom in or out, and access the plume and legend formatting controls (Map tab)
  • Modify plume origin, rotate your plume, adjust plume transparency, and display model grid extent if desired (Plume tab)
  • Modify the many features of the overlay map image, including Title, Legend, Scale (Overlay tab)
  • Examine information related to the map location (latitude and longitude), current zoom level, etc. (Metrics tab)

Figure 3 – Customized Map Overlay ready for export

Once you have adjusted and customized your map to your liking, simply click the “Save Image” button, in the lower right corner of any of the Map Overlay tabs, which allows you to export the Map Overlay image as a .PNG or .JPEG (.JPG) file (which can then be used to incorporate into a report figure, slide deck, etc.)

In addition to the new Map Overlay feature, several other updates and improvements have been incorporated into TS-CHEM version 2022-2, including:
  • The addition of data charting to the Concentration Inspector tool
  • The addition of Output Times information to the Solve window (to indicate when requested output may require long solve times)
  • Enhanced solve speeds for several codes, including ATRANS (1, 2, 3, and 4), BIOSCREEN-AT, and AT123D-AT
  • Enhanced speeds for contour chart drawing and project save files
  • Minor bug fixes

To take advantage of these updates and improvements and test out the new Map Overlay feature, head over to the TS-CHEM Website to download version 2022-2 today! 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

TS-CHEM Version 2022-1 Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the release of TS-CHEM version 2022-1!  Key updates in this new version include the following:

  • Easier data entry controls
  • The addition of a concentration cursor inspector tool to allow for examination of concentrations at points of interest within the modeled plume (which can be copied to a data pane and then and then be exported for analysis using other software (e.g., Microsoft Word or Excel))
  • Labeling of concentration contours on plume contour charts
  • Minor bug fixes
Figure 1: Labeling of Concentration Contours

Figure 2 – Concentration Cursor Inspector Tool Data Pane

Concentration contour labels can be displayed or hidden, and their font type, size, and color are user selectable.

New data controls were designed to prevent inadvertent entry of extraneous spaces or item separators that in some cases interfered with the proper calculation and display of model results.

In addition, the new Concentration Inspector tool provides the user with a way of analyzing calculated plume concentrations. Concentration values on any selected output plane can be mapped and inspected using the cursor to examine concentration trends in the plume. X, Y, Z, C data at selected locations can be saved to the inspector list, and then exported for cross-section plotting in Excel of other graphic software.

Visit the Transport Studio Website today to download the latest version of TS-CHEM!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

A Quick Start to Exploring TS-CHEM


Quick Start Guide to TS-CHEM

Within minutes, you can run your own solute transport models using TS-CHEM! To start using and discovering what TS-CHEM can do, follow these simple instructions:

1. Navigate to the TS-CHEM website purchase page and click on the blue "Try TS-CHEM Demo" button.

2. Select your operating system and click "Checkout." (There is no charge for the demo, and no credit card information is required.) After entering some basic information, you will receive an email with a link to download TS-CHEM, a quick start guide, and a more detailed user manual.

3. Once you download and install the software, launch TS-CHEM to enter the demo version of the software. 

4. Download and open the Quick Start Guide PDF, which will take you through the process of  creating a single source model as well as a 2-source model that generates a commingled contaminant plume.

5. By the end of the Quick Start Guide (which should take about 10 minutes), you will be able to produce the two-source solute transport model shown below:

A 2-source Solute Transport Model of Trichloroethene (TCE) Solved using ATRANS1 

Friday, October 15, 2021

Introduction to TS-CHEM!


Introduction to TS-CHEM Features and Applications

TS-CHEM is a software studio for solute transport modeling within which the user can:
  • Select from one of 32 widely used ADE models now assembled in a single library
  • Specify a chemical for each Source Model (from the internal chemical database or as a user-specified custom chemical)
  • Add one or more source models, at selected locations; commingled plumes can be deconstructed to examine the contribution from each source
  • Analyze plume volume, mass and other attributes
  • Export plume data for plotting in other software

For brief introductions to the main TS-CHEM features, view these videos.

And check out these TS-CHEM example applications.