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Geochemical methods of environmental investigation

Code: 44116
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Gordana Medunić - Lectures
Lecturers: Štefica Kampić, dipl.inž. - Practicum
Take exam: Studomat
English level:

1,1,1

All teaching activities in the course will be held on English. This level includes courses with multiple groups (i.e., all teaching will be held strictly in Croatian for Croatian groups, and strictly in English for English groups).
Load:

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Practicum 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
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.

Learning outcomes:

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.
Literature:
  1. Rose, A.W., Hawkes, H.E., Webb, J.S.: Geochemistry in mineral exploration, Academic press, 2nd ed. 1979., str. 657.
  2. Dean, J.R.: Methods for environmental trace analysis, Wiley, 2003., str. 253.
2. semester
Izborni kolegiji za Geologiju zaštite okoliša (ljetni semestar) - Regular study - Environmental Geology

4. semester
Izborni kolegiji za Geologiju zaštite okoliša (ljetni semestar) - Regular study - Environmental Geology
Consultations schedule:
  • prof. dr. sc. Gordana Medunić :

    Office hours 11-12 am (MPZ), and online (mail, Teams).

    Location: MPZ