Geochemical environment, dispersion, mobility, reactivity .Principles of trace metal analyses (sampling, digestion, separation, analytical techniques: AAS, ICP-MS, XRF, GC, LC, polarography, etc., reliability, precision, accuracy). Ore deposits and rocks as sources of natural pollution. Soil origin, chemical weathering of rocks and ores, soil classification, 5. Composition of natural waters, Eh-pH measuring techniques, complexes, solubility of minerals, cation-anions exchange processes on clays and organics (colloids). Geochemical investigation of soil. Anomalies in natural waters. Anomalies in stream sediments, lake and sea sediments. Geochemical exploration of drainage systems. Vegetation, volatiles (particles in atmosphere). Statistical treatment of data. Mapping and interpretation. Geochemical exploration of mineral deposits. Geochemical search for anthropogenic polluter, case studies.
Knowledge and understanding of geochemical principles by which it is possible to solve environmental geochemical problems.
Ability to plan, conduct and report environmental geochemical investigations.
Ability to carry out field and laboratory work in a safe manner.
- Rose, A.W., Hawkes, H.E., Webb, J.S.: Geochemistry in mineral exploration, Academic press, 2nd ed. 1979., str. 657.
- Dean, J.R.: Methods for environmental trace analysis, Wiley, 2003., str. 253.