Friday, December 26, 2014

Rapid Design and Analysis of Groundwater Remediation Systems Course

Last month, the flexAEM team successfully presented the new “Rapid Design and Analysis of Groundwater Remediation Systems” course at Rutgers University.  The course, a one day “hands-on” computer workshop, focuses on the use of our Groundwater Remediation Calculator Toolkit, introducing attendees to the use of the calculators via a series of exercises, and allowing them to apply what they learn to a real-world design problem.

The course is geared toward Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs), engineers and other environmental professionals involved with the planning and design of groundwater remedies.  A number of common engineered systems are covered, including extraction wells, collector trenches, slurry/sheet pile walls, permeable reactive barriers, and funnel and gate remedies.  Attendees receive instruction, and participate in a series of exercises in which they utilize the flexAEM calculators to evaluate aquifer drawdown; optimize pumping and extraction rates; determine groundwater flow paths, velocities and residence times; estimate capture zone extents; create graphics with groundwater contours and pathlines; and examine other aspects that should be considered when designing, evaluating and optimizing groundwater remediation systems.

The “Rapid Design and Analysis of Groundwater Remediation Systems” course is eligible for LSRP Technical CECs, Wastewater Operators TCH credits, and Professional Engineer CPC credits in the State of New Jersey, as well as Rutgers continuing education credits.  Information on the course, including dates of future course offerings, can be found on the Rutgers University Office of Continuing Professional Education Page.  Or, visit flexAEM on the web to learn more about this and other future flexAEM offerings.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Introducing flexAEM's Remediation Calculator Toolkit!

The flexAEM team is pleased to announce the rollout of our Remediation Calculator Toolkit!  Our calculators consist of a set of simple “out of the box” design tools that can be utilized by engineers, hydrogeologists, and environmental scientists to plan and evaluate groundwater remedial systems.  And the best part?  No modeling experience is required!  Aquifer properties and system design parameters can be set to your specifications in simple data entry tables to quickly analyze different groundwater flow conditions and design concepts. Contouring and particle tracking can be accomplished in seconds, and calculator displays are easily manipulated to get you the information you need to evaluate your remedial system, including aquifer drawdown, pumping well extraction rates, groundwater flow paths, travel times, and more!

The Remediation Calculator Toolkit, which includes calculators developed to assist with the design and evaluation of groundwater extraction systems, vertical barrier and well systems, interceptor trenches, permeable reactive barriers, and more, is now available on the flexAEM Website.  These calculators can be used to evaluate remediation systems in confined or unconfined aquifer settings, with or without recharge..

Want to learn more?  Visit us on the web to download a FREE QuickStart Calculator Demo, or Contact Us for additional information.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Declare Your Independence from Grid-Based Models!

We are having a July 4 sale on all flexAEM products in our AnAqSim Instructional Series! The series has been designed to provide both existing modelers and those new to modeling an intuitive, easy to follow introduction to the world of Analytic Element Method (AEM) modeling. While our free introductory series provides the necessary foundation for modeling with the AEM method using AnAqSim, our Intermediate training packages build upon these concepts by providing tutorials on more advanced topics, allowing users to add complexity to their modeling projects and evaluate more sophisticated hydrogeologic systems.

And, there has not been a better time to purchase our Intermediate training packages.  In celebration of Independence Day, flexAEM is offering 50% off ALL of our products, including our AnAqSim Instructional Series, Custom Tools, AnAqSim Feature Focus Series, and our product bundles!

This discount will only be offered for a limited time (July 4-July 6, 2014).  So, whether you are at the beach, at a BBQ, or relaxing by the pool, be sure to take a few minutes and head over to and use offer code JULY4 to receive a 50% discount on ALL flexAEM products, and declare your independence from cumbersome grid-based models!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Great Start!

Happy Memorial Day weekend! flexAEM is off to a great start in its first month. There have been downloads around the world to scientists and engineers in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America.

Groundwater is a critical resource in all parts of the world, and analytic element modeling is the perfect tool for rapid, cost effective resource evaluation studies, water supply development projects, and groundwater cleanup system analyses.

Visit the flexAEM website today at to learn more about this new way of modeling with AnAqSim and custom flexAEM software tools. Download the free tutorials and evaluate whether analytic element modeling is a good fit for your next groundwater project.

Also stay tuned to our blog for upcoming tips and techniques on flexAEM and AnAqSim, and sign up on our website to receive the newsletter with information on software tools, training materials, and special discounts for subscribers.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Welcome to the flexAEM Blog!

Welcome to the flexAEM Blog, a forum for prospective and experienced modelers, and those interested in learning more about Analytical Element Method (AEM) modeling using the flexAEM system!

The flexAEM system is designed to help new and advanced environmental professionals and groundwater modelers enhance their modeling experience. We have compiled our extensive experience with AEM modeling into custom tools and easy-to-follow tutorials that can help you learn some basics about groundwater modeling, get you started on a new way to model and new software, or investigate how AEM works with complex hydrological systems. We have found that the techniques and information we are sharing can help make your groundwater models easier to build, faster to run, produce comparable results with other methods, and provide you with greater flexibility in meeting the unique modeling needs for your project or hydrologic system.

Be sure to visit us here to get the latest updates on new flexAEM tutorials and training, discuss new developments in the world of AEM modeling, or post questions in the "Post a Comment" section regarding any of our flexAEM training materials! Visit us on the web at to get started modeling with the flexAEM system today!