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Software Tools

The WE3Lab is proud to share the software tools that we have developed with the water and energy research communities.  Two models and their underlying data are published through the Open Science Foundation. 

The COntaminant behavior in Air Liquid and Solid Controls (COALS Controls) model is software that our group has developed to model the partitioning of trace elements to the air, liquid, and solid phases at U.S. coal fired power plants.  In our own work, the COALS Control model has been used in Sun et al. ES&T 2019 and Gingerich et al. Energy Policy 2019 papers.  This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory and the U.S. National Science Foundation.  Please send us feedback on this model at coals.controls@gmail.com and cite your use of model as DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/6RFE8. 

The Water Associated Health and Environmental Air Damages (WaterAHEAD) model is software that our group has developed to estimate the air emission externalities associated with water treatment.  It consists of three parts.  The first part inventories the electricity, thermal, and chemical inputs to the water treatment process.  The second estimates the emissions from these inputs.  And the third estimates the spatially resolved air emission damages associated with these emissions.  In our own work, the WaterAHEAD model has served as the basis for Gingerich et al. PNAS 2017, Gingerich and Mauter ES&T 2017, and Gingerich and Mauter ES&T 2018.  Please send us feedback on this model at water.ahead@gmail.com and cite your use of the model as DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/P28AX.