The creation of thermodynamic databases may be one of the greatest advances in the field of geochemistry of the past century. These databases facilitate creation of phase diagrams describing which mineral phases are stable as a function of temperature and pressure, enabling detailed interpretation of metamorphic systems (e.g., Essene 1982; Spear and Cheney 1989; Zaho et al. 2000). The versatility of these databases provide insight into the fate and consequences of subsurface storage of radioactive waste (e.g., van der Lee and De Windt 2001; Lichtner et al. 2004; Zhang et al. 2008), toxic waste...

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