541-4004/01 – Praktická cvičení z hydrogeologie (PCHG)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. Mgr. Monika Ličbinská, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Mgr. Monika Ličbinská, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SCH0013 doc. Mgr. Monika Ličbinská, Ph.D.
MAL70 doc. Ing. Jiří Mališ, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+2
Part-time Credit 0+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The student can perform basic laboratory analyses of water and determine selected parameters. The obtained data can be processed and compared with the applicable legislation. It can also prepare a rock sample in the form of a microscopic preparation. The student knows the possibilities of using microscopic technique for the identification of rocks and minerals. He can apply the knowledge, he has achieved in microscopic observation.

Teaching methods

Terrain work


The course introduces students to basic chemical analyses of water and their practical implementation in the laboratory, evaluation of obtained data and their comparison with valid legislation. Students will also learn how to prepare microscopic preparations and are acquainted with microscopic techniques in determining minerals and rocks and basic optical characteristics of selected minerals.

Compulsory literature:

FETTER, C.W. Applied hydrogeology. 4th Edition. Prentice - Hall, Inc, 2001, 598 s. ISBN 0-13-088239-9 BRASSINGTON, R. Field Hydrogeology. London : Geological Society of London, 2007, 264 s. ISBN 978-0-470-01828-6 DOMENICO, P.A., SHWARTZ, F.W. Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology, 2nd edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997, 528 s. ISBN 978-0471597629 JIAO, J., POST, V. Coastal Hydrogeology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, 404 s. ISBN 978-1-139-34414-2, https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139344142

Recommended literature:

ANDERSON, M.G., MCDONNELL, J.J. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. 5 vols. Chichester, UK: John Wiley, 2005, 3456 s. ISBN 978-0-471-49103-3 MAIDMENT, D., ED. Handbook of Hydrology. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1993, 1424 s. ISBN 978-0-070-39732-3 GUPTA, R.S. Hydrology and Hydraulic Systems. 3rd edition. Long Grove, IL: Waveland, 2008, 896 s. ISBN 978-1-577-66455-0 PENNINGTON, K.L., CECH, T.V. Introduction to Water Resources and Environmental Issues. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010, 468 s. ISBN 978-0-521-86988-1

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Protocol of exercises. Seminar work, continuous check of tasks in the exercises.


Other requirements

Active participation in teaching, elaboration of protocols from individual exercises.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Safety of work in the laboratory. Determination of pH, Eh, conductivity and KNK. 2. Experimental design of complexometric determination of hardness of drinking water, determination of calcium and magnesium ion content. 3. Determination of the content of nitrates, nitrites, phosphates in waters. 4. Familiarization with water legislation. 5. Processing and evaluation of the data obtained. 6.– 7. Cut preparation – cutting, grinding, lapping, gluing, covering 8. – 9. Preparation of sanding - cutting, grinding, polishing 10. Strengthening of samples - watering (cold, hot) 11. Polarizing microscope and observation in passing light. Determine the size of the grain. Properties of minerals observed in parallel polarizers. 12. Properties of minerals when observed in crossed polarizers. Extinguishing. Interference colors. Compensators. Addcrements and transformations. Working with compensators. 13. Microscopy of selected rock-forming minerals of rock structures. 14. Microscopy of minerals in reflected light, observation of binocular magnifying glass, use of digital image analysis and image processing.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit Credit 85  85
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0724A290013) Water – Strategic Resource K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (N0724A290013) Water – Strategic Resource P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290013) Water – Strategic Resource P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (N0724A290013) Water – Strategic Resource K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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