EPA: MINTEQA2 Equilibrium Speciation Model
MINTEQA2 is a equilibrium speciation model that can be used to calculate the equilibrium composition of dilute aqueous solutions in the laboratory or in natural aqueous systems. The model is useful for calculating the equilibrium mass distribution among dissolved species, adsorbed species, and multiple solid phases under a variety of conditions including a gas phase with constant partial pressures. A comprehensive data base is included that is adequate for solving a broad range of problems without need for additional user-supplied equilibrium constants. The model employs a pre-defined set of components that includes free ions such as Na+ and neutral and charged complexes (e.g., H4SiO4, Cr(OH)2+). The data base of reactions is written in terms of these components as reactants. An ancillary program, PRODEFA2, serves as an interactive pre-processor to help produce the required MINTEQA2 input files.