VESIcal Part I: An Open-Source Thermodynamic Model Engine for Mixed Volatile (H2O-CO2) Solubility in Silicate Melts

Iacovino, Matthews, Wieser, Moore, Bégué, Earth and Space Science 8 (11), e2020EA001584 (2021) doi: 10.1029/2020EA001584

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We introduce our open-source solubility modelling engine, VESIcal, in this manuscript. Many of the most commonly used volatile solubility models are built into VESIcal and calculations can be performed using a common interface. This is the first time multiple solubility models have been so easily accessible at the same time, allowing their full potential to be exploited. Furthermore, calculations on large datasets are automated and can be performed in minutes or less.

I was one of the principle developers of the code and oversaw the construction of the generic model engine, and the implementation of several of the empirical models. The code is hosted in a GitHub repository (github.com/kaylai/VESIcal), and the documentation is available at vesical.readthedocs.io.

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