541-0099/01 – Geo-ecology (GE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2000/2001Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesMaster
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 0+0
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The utilization of knowledge and application of natural relations from geochemical behaviour of elements in Earth crust in to the areas influenced by antropgenic activity. Understanding of the principles of risk elements during thermic processes by the waste processing. Identification areas of contamination in surroundings of landfills and old ecological loads with utilization of geochemical models (SURFER).

Teaching methods



Geoecology represents an interdisciplinary scientific discipline that deals with understanding the relationships between man and the environment. It is based on a knowledge of the characteristics of the natural geo-ecosystem that are affected and reshaped by human activity. Geoecology is oriented towards issues: geochemical background, remediation of old ecological burdens, substance balance of important elements and methods of sustained sustainable development. Methods of chemical analysis, geostatistics and modelling are the most frequently used.

Compulsory literature:

Baghi A. (2006): Design of landfills and integrated solid waste management. Environmental Expert. Amazon.com., ISBN 0471254991. 1-712. Alloway B.J. (2012): Heavy Metals in Soils: Trace Metals and Metalloids in Soils and their Bioavailability (Environmental Pollution). Springer Verlag. ISBN 9400744692. Baskaran M (2012): Handbook of Environmental Isotope Geochemistry. Springer. 1-951. Gill R. (2015): Chemical Fundamentals of Geology and Environmental Geoscience. Wiley Blackwell. Hoboken,USA. 1-297. ISBN: 9780470656655

Recommended literature:

LaGrega D.M. (2010): Hazardous Waste Management, Waveland Press, Inc., Long Grove, IL, ISBN-10: 1577666933, 1-157 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. Faure G .(1998): Principles and applications of Geochemistry. - Prentice Hall, New Jersey

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Kontaminanty v životním prostředí (určení geochemického pozadí, příčiny a důsledky migrace). 2.Těžké kovy ve složkách životního prostředí (význam, ekotoxicitě) 3.Organické polutanty (základní vlastnosti, koeficienty Kow, Koc, posouzení biologické rozložitelnosti v aerobním nebo anaerobním prostředí) 4.Metody analýzy životního prostředí (přehled základní analytických metod se zaměřením na „mobilní analytické metody“) 5.Metodika odběru vzorků zemin, vody a odpadů (legislativa) 6.Odpady (definice, dělení, legislativa) 7.Technologie využití a zpracování odpadů 8.Odpady z důlní činnosti (AMD, základní technologie dekontaminace) 9.Skládky (zakládání, provoz, monitorování, ukončení činnosti + rekultivace) 10.Staré zátěže (definice, metody hodnocení rozsahu kontaminace a její dynamiky) 11.Technologie dekontaminace zemin (biologické metody a fyzikálně-chemické metody) 12.Technologie dekontaminace zemin – termické metody 13.Podzemní vody – sanační technologie 14.Hodnocení environmentální rizik 15.Látkové bilance a energetické toky (modelování).

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33 (33) 0
                Other task type Other task type 33  0
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 0
                Oral Oral examination 67  0
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