541-0001/11 – Geochemistry (GCH)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master, Bachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
RAC20 prof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Gain of knowledges on inherent behaviour of elements in Earth crust with their following application for interpretation in areas influenced by human activity.

Teaching methods



Vznik chemických prvků ve Vesmíru a jejich geochemická klasifikace. Mobilita prvků v závislosti na prostředí. Termodynamika geochemických procesů. Geochemické procesy v kontinentální a oceánské kůře. Geochemické a biogeochemické cykly. Metody geochemické prospekce. Antropické geochemické vlivy. Geochemie průmyslových imisí a organických látek. Statistické a laboratorní analytické metody v geochemii.

Compulsory literature:

APPELO C.A.J. , Postma D. (1993): Geochemistry, groundwater and pollution. Balkema Rotterdam. WHITE M. (2009): Geochemistry. www.geo.cornell.edu/geology/, pdf format

Recommended literature:

MONTGOMERY, J.H.(1996): Groundwater chemicals . Lewis Publishers Boca Raton (1330 p.). STUM, W., MORGAN, J. (1995): Aquatic chemistry. Joihn Wiley&Sons, Inc. New York (1022 p.). ISBN: 0-471-51185-4. BROWNLOW A.H. (1984): Geochemistry. - Prentice Hall. FAURE G .(1998): Principles and applications of Geochemistry. - Prentice Hall, New Jersey

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Písemné testy, zkouška je písemná s ústním zkoušením.


Other requirements

The study of recommended literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. External and internal factor of geochemical behaviour of elements. Geochemical classification of chemical elements. 2. The behaviour of chemical elements in different environment. The importance of pH and redox potential. 3. Geochemical system, their compounds and phases. Thermodynamics of geochemical processes. Geochemical steady state. 4. The composition of Earth crust. Cycles developments of Earth crusts. Interaction between Eart crust and mantle. 5. The methods for determination of absolute age of rocks, their heart, methods for determination and interpretation. Geochemical characteristics of volcanic rocks. 6. Wheathering processes, their geochemical characteristics and importance. Geochemical classification of sediments. 7. The behaviour of elements during methamorphic processes. Hydrothermic processes and characterization of liquids. 8. Geochemical function of biosphere. Geochemical and biogeochemical cycles. 9. Hydrogeochemistry Geochemical behaviour of ore elements. 10. The review of geochemical prospecting methods. Theoretic basis of methods. The utilization of prospecting methods for diagnostic purposes of contamination of environment. 11. Geochemical prospecting methods. 12. Trace elements in active sediments and surface waters. 13. Geochemistry of urban areas and industrial areas, antropogenic geochemical influences. 14. Geochemistry of air pollution - PM10 particles.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18 3
Mandatory attendence participation: attendance at lectures recommended, other forms of teaching min. 75% účast na přednáškách doporučená, na ostatních formách výuky min. 75%

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Participation in agreed guided consultations 100%. Processing seminar papers according to the assignment. Presentation of results of seminar papers.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2024/2025 (B0532A330041) Applied Geology P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2023/2024 (B0532A330041) Applied Geology P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (B0532A330041) Applied Geology P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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