546-0424/03 – Environmental Geochemistry (ENGCH)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year1Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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

The course is devoted to the provides of geochemistry. Study of migration of chemical elements in nature and environment is based on the properties of chemical elements and mineral phases. The course includes lithogeochemistry, hydrogeochemistry and environmental applications of geochemistry, The practical training includes geochemical maps, sampling and analysis of geochemical materials and processing of geochemical data.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Experimental work in labs
Terrain work

Summary

The course is devoted to the provides of geochemistry. Study of migration of chemical elements in nature and environment is based on the properties of chemical elements and mineral phases. The course includes lithogeochemistry, hydrogeochemistry and environmental applications of geochemistry, The practical training includes geochemical maps, sampling and analysis of geochemical materials and processing of geochemical data.

Compulsory literature:

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 Killops S., Killops V. (2004): An Introduction to Organic Geochemistry. Blackwell Science Ltd., 1-408. 2. edition, ISBN-10: 0632065044 Marshall P., Fairbridge R.W: (1999): Encyclopedia of Geochemistry. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 1-798. ISBN: 0-412-75500-9 Nelson E. (2003): Principles of Environmental Geochemistry. Brooks Cole, ISBN-10: 01222290615 (528 p.) Reemtsma T, Jekel M. (2006): Organic Pollutants in the Water Cycle. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, ISBN 3-527-31297-8, (347 p.) White V.M. (2013): Geochemistry. WIley-Blackwell. Chichester, USA.1-660. ISBN: 9780470656686

Recommended literature:

Siegel, F. R.: Environmental geochemistry of potentially toxic metals. Berlin: Springer,2002, 1- 218.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Presence on lessons and active work.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Material and energy flows in the system: the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere. 2.Methods for indetification of geochemical background. 3.Biogenic and anthropogenic components of the environment. 4.Natural cycles of nitrogen, sulphur, carbon, and their influence by human activities. 5.Critical acidification loads, critical loads of hazardous elements. 6.Accumulation and deficiency of chemical elements, the impact on human health. 7.Enrichment factor – utilisation in evaluation of contamination of environment, enrichment in relationship mineral raw materials x end product. 8.Total solid particles (TSP) phase analysis, particle geochemistry, environmental and ecotoxicological risk. 9.Geochemistry of landscapes, urban and industrial areas. 10.Geochemistry of technogenic mineral phases 11.Geochemistry of energy by-products, wastes from metallurgical activities 12.Geochemistry of urban soils 13.Geochemistry of sediments 14.Modern instrumental methods and methods of phase analysis.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2014/2015 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  34
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2018/2019 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3914T026) European School for Brownfields Technical Redevelopment P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3914T026) European School for Brownfields Technical Redevelopment P Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3914T026) European School for Brownfields Technical Redevelopment P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3914T026) European School for Brownfields Technical Redevelopment P Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3914T026) European School for Brownfields Technical Redevelopment P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3914T026) European School for Brownfields Technical Redevelopment P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3914T026) European School for Brownfields Technical Redevelopment P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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