GC351 Geochemistry of water-rock-atmosphere interactions

Faculty of Science
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
3/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. RNDr. Josef Zeman, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Josef Zeman, CSc.
Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Martin Ivanov, Dr.
Supplier department: Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
G5081 Geochemistry
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The lecture builds on the basic principles covered in the Geochemistry course and is an advanced course in the Master of Science in Geology. The focus is on the quantitative assessment of the stability of geological systems and the nature of their transformations. Attention is given to the study of the dynamics of transformations of geological systems and the possibilities of their modeling.
Learning outcomes
Successful completion of the course will enable students to apply the latest quantitative techniques in solving thesis topics. This covers a wide range of problems and issues in the temporal evolution of geological systems.
  • 1. Introduction to Reactive Transport Modeling, • 2. Aqueous Complexation, • 3. Mineral Dissolution and Precipitation, • 4. Surface Complexation, • 5. Ion exchange reactions, • 6. Microbe-mediated Redox Reactions, • 7. Flow and Solute Transport Processes in 1D Systems, • 8. Flow and Transport Processes in 2D Heterogeneous Porous Media, • 9. Reactive Transport in 1D: Chemical Weathering, • 10. Mineral Dissolution in Two Dimensional Systems
    recommended literature
  • Bauer A., Velde B. D. (2014): Geochemistry at the Earth’s Surface. Movement of Chemical Elements. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-642-31358-5. 327 str.
  • Oelkers E. H., Schott J. (2009): Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Water-Rock Interaction. Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry v. 70. Mineralogical Society of America and Geochemical Society. ISBN 978-0-939950-84-3. 569 str.
  • Brantley S., Kubicki J., White A. (2008): Kinetics of Water-Rock Interaction. Springer-Verlag New York Inc. ISBN: 9781493939152. 833 str.
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Final written exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: Bude otevřeno v jarním semestru 2018/2019.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2006, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2016, spring 2018, Spring 2020.
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