541-0473/07 – Hydrogeochemistry and Water Sampling (HVV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Mgr. Monika Ličbinská, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SCH0013 doc. Mgr. Monika Ličbinská, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 28+28

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Our intention is to provide a broad coverage of topics (see annotation of the course) in order to acquaint students with the basic principles of the subject taught and their practical applications.

Teaching methods



The course „Hydrogeochemistry and Water Sampling“ is providing information on the basic properties of water systems, chemical composition of waters in respect to the origin of individual components, forms of their occurence and their properties. Students will be also acquinted with occurence, properties and behaviour of pollutants in waters including the basic methods of their analytical determination.

Compulsory literature:

Stumm, W., Morgan, J. (1995): Aquatic chemistry. Joihn Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York (1022 p.). ISBN: 0-471-51185-4.

Recommended literature:

Appelo C.A.J. , Postma D. (1993): Geochemistry, groundwater and pollution. Balkema Rotterdam. Montgomery, J.H.(1996): Groundwater chemicals . Lewis Publishers Boca Raton (1330 p.).

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Individual consultations, practical exercises with hydrogeochemical programs, solution of real examples. The course is completed by a credit from exercises and a written exam.


Other requirements

The study of recommended literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The formation of the chemical composition of natural waters. 2. Water as solvent for the Earth's crust mineral complex. 3. Chemical processes and interactions with rock, soil, organisms and atmosphere. 4. State in solution and their stability, as well as sorption, exchange and oxidation-reduction processes. 5. General issues of the cycle of substances and the migration of elements in the hydrosphere. 6. Chemical composition of natural waters. 7. Hydrochemical cycle of certain forms of natural waters and their dependence on the geographical conditions of the surrounding environment. 8. The chemistry of rivers and lakes. 9. The Chemistry of the Sea. 10. The chemistry of groundwater and atmospheric waters. 11. Principles of field water sampling and sampling and analytical methods used in hydrogeochemistry. 12. Spectroscopic methods. 13. Chromatographic methods. 14. Polarographic and other physics-chemical methods.

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: Compulsory participation in seminars at least 75%. Optional lectures.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Compulsory participation in seminars at least 75%. Submission of all correctly completed tasks from seminars. Optional lectures. The condition for passing the course is to master the materials according to the content of the course. Written exam.

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2024/2025 (B0532A330041) Applied Geology P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2023/2024 (B0532A330041) Applied Geology P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (B0532A330041) Applied Geology P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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