Water Treatment Modeling Software

French Creek was founded by Janet & Robert J. Ferguson in 1989 to fill the void for field-ready, yet powerful, water treatment modeling software.

Celebrating Over
20 Years

The French Creek Mission

Popularizing the daily use of advanced physical chemistry

French Creek Software, Inc. was founded in 1989 with the mission of providing software to aid the water treatment chemist in identifying and solving scale and corrosion related problems. The various French Creek program series address the specific needs of cooling water systems, reverses osmosis, oil field water treatment and potable water -- as well as water reuse.

Within these application specific  series, version are available for field specialists to assist in selecting and optimizing treatments; for the formulator developing inhibitor blends for specific applications, and for the researcher, who wishes to model the performance of an inhibitor package.

  • Typical Simulations
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Calcite
  • Aragonite
  • Witherite
  • Strontianite
  • Calcium oxalate
  • Anhydrite
  • Gypsum
  • Barite
  • Celestite
  • Tricalcium phosphate
  • Hydroxyapatite
  • Calcium pyrophosphate
  • Amorphous silica
  • Fluorite
  • Brucite
  • Magnesium silicate (stoichiometric)
  • Ferric hydroxide
  • Siderite
  • Strengite
  • Halite
  • Thenardite
  • Zinc hydroxide
  • Zinc carbonate
  • Zinc phosphate
  • Zinc polyphosphate

Calculation Engine

Ion Association Model

French Creek modeling applications apply a complex approach for modeling mineral scale, but with a friendly software interface.

A typical French Creek program simultaneously models 18+ saturation levels and their interactions. Each saturation ratio calculated compares hundreds of possible ion pair combinations, finding the most likely distribution of species.

The use of ion pairing to estimate the free concentrations of reactants overcomes several of the major shortcomings of traditional indices. Indices such as LSI correct activity coefficients for ionic strength based upon the total dissolved solids. They do not account for "common ion" effects. Common ion effects increase the apparent solubility of a compound by reducing the concentration of reactants available.

The end result is a transportable, reliable means of predicting mineral scale formation.

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Using Any Analytical Units

Water Chemistry Input
Collecting water analysis from several laboratories or formats? French Creek users can easily change analytical units on the fly to match original reports or to better suit a given audience.

Copy/Paste Feature
French Creek users can enter an analysis to be modeled as a single source, or quickly copy/paste it to be mixed with up to 12 total streams.

Water Reuse
Water Reuse Suites include WaterCycle - for cooling water modeling, hyd-RO-dose - for reverse osmosis, and a mixing program: DownHole SAT, MineSAT, or WatSIM.

Inhibitor Modeling

Input & Model Custom Formulations

French Creek - Basic Edition licenses model scale with several pH control options. French Creek - Premium Editions enable users to model their own custom formulations. Model a treatments limits and suggested dosage.

Models included with Product Manager / Formulator Editions and Laboratory Editions include:

  • AMP
  • ATMP
  • HEDP
  • PAA
  • PPCA
  • SSMA
  • Plus Many Proprietary

Stunning Visual Aids

2D & 3D Color Coded Graphs

Easily Shareable
Graphs are easily copy/pasted or exported for use in Microsoft Office products or other programs.

Blue Good, Red Bad
French Creek users have a plethora of tools at their finger tips.  On the fly, generate color coded 2D & 3D graphs that are quick and simple to interpret.

Graphs can easily be adjusted for any operating range. Even change the pH range or temperature range on an open graph.

Thorough Mineral Scale Potential Modeling

Reports Featuring 20+ Scale Species & Indexes

Generate pages of predictive modeling data. Changing the pH or temperature range of a report takes a few clicks.

Reports are printer/PDF ready.