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iCP Training Course, 11-14th November 2024



  • Name
    Albert Nardi
iCP is an interface that couples COMSOL Multiphysics and PHREEQC. It is a powerful and flexible tool for reactive transport modelling in porous and fractured media developed by Amphos 21. iCP is used for a wide range of geoscientific applications that include geochemistry, with prominent case studies about geological disposal of radioactive waste, carbon capture and storage, and mining. Complex thermo-hydro-mechanical processes can be flexibly coupled with geochemistry in a single modelling framework.

Amphos 21 is happy to announce the 2024 fully online iCP Training course that will be held between 11th and 14th November 2024 from 9:00 to 13:15 Spanish Time (UTC/GMT +1 hour).

The 16 hours online course give you the tools to get started in reactive transport modelling with iCP, covering the following topics:

  • 1st day (9/11/2024):

    • iCP overview and installation
    • Introduction to PHREEQC, a geochemical simulator from USGS (USA), with practical examples
    • Introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics, focusing on flow and solute transport in porous media, with practical examples
  • 2nd day (10/11/2024):

    • Introduction to Reactive Transport Modelling
    • First Hands-on iCP example: Cation exchange
  • 3rd day (11/11/2024):

    • Second Hands-on iCP example: Calcite dissolution
  • 4th day (12/11/2024):

    • Advanced hands-on iCP example: thermo-hydro-geochemical couplings
    • Advanced applications of iCP, case studies, and on-going developments

After the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of reactive transport modelling and how to implement them in iCP,
  • Work independently with the most important features of model setup in iCP,
  • Leverage many of the advanced features and powerful functionalities of COMSOL and how to use them in combination with iCP,
  • Setup your own geochemical systems in PHREEQC, a powerful geochemical simulator,
  • Implement practical examples of flow and solute transport in porous media using COMSOL Multiphysics.

The course will be held by experts in the use of COMSOL, PHREEQC and iCP, with vast experience in the application of reactive transport modelling in geosciences:

Albert Nardi is is Project Manager and Senior Consultant in Hydroinformatics, Software and Data Science at the Department of Digital Solutions of Amphos 21. He holds an Industrial Engineering degree and a Master in Hydrogeology from UPC (Spain). He is an expert in numerical modelling and software development. He is in charge of the development team of iCP and also GibbsStudio.

Elena Abarca leads the Department of Water Resources and Environment at Amphos 21. She holds a PhD in Hydrogeology from the UPC – Barcelona Tech. Her work focusses in numerical modelling of groundwater flow and reactive transport of contaminants in porous and fractured media. Before joining Amphos 21, she was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Auburn University (USA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA).

Andrés Idiart is the Director of Operations at Amphos 21. He holds Civil Engineer with a PhD in Civil Engineering and Solid Mechanics from the UPC – Barcelona Tech and a post-doc in reactive transport modelling as a Marie Curie Research Fellow from the EDF-spin-off company Oxand S.A., in France. His fields of expertise include geomechanics and the coupling between multiphysics and geochemistry.

Emilie Coene is a Senior Consultant and iCP developer at Amphos 21, with a Chemical Engineering degree and a Master in Modelling for Science and Engineering from the UAB, Spain. She is an expert in numerical model development and application using iCP. She has been involved in numerous projects related with reactive transport and multiphase-flow models for geological disposal of radioactive waste, carbon capture and storage, and mining.

Marcelo Laviña is a Senior Consultant at Amphos 21. He obtained his Civil Engineering degree and Master of Science degrees from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM, Spain). His research at the Hydraulics Department of UPM was related with the modelling of hydro-geomechanical processes in fractured media. At Amphos 21, he is an expert in the development and implementation of coupled hydro-chemo-mechanical models in porous media for geological disposal of radioactive waste applications.

Diego Sampietro is a Senior Consultant at Amphos 21. He is a Geologist from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) with a post-graduate course in Hydrogeology from UPC (Spain) and a Master’s degree in mathematical modelling from UAB (Spain). He is an expert in reactive transport modelling in fractured systems with iCP. As a Senior Consultant, he has been involved in several projects related with geological disposal of radioactive waste studies in different countries, such as Sweden, Finland, Spain, or Japan.

Ersan Demirer is a Senior Consultant at Amphos 21 since 2021. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, focusing on computational fluid dynamics and particularly constructing numerical models to capture fluid-structure interaction phenomena. He is an expert in numerical modelling of transport phenomena, as well as computational mechanics and optimization methods. As a consultant at Amphos 21, he has been involved in nuclear waste management and Oil and Gas projects involving numerical modelling of multiphase flow and reactive transport in porous media such as concrete, clay, or carbonate rocks.

The cost of the course is:

  • 1,500€ Early Bird Registration (before 30th of September 2024)
  • 1,700€ Standard (after 30th of September 2024).

The course includes the lectures, lecture material and one permanent R&D license per participant.

Course registration form is open until October 27th 2024 or until the maximum of registered participants is attained.

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If you have recently acquired an iCP license, you qualify for a discount on the course. Contact us for more info.

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We look forward to seeing you in November!