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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Analytical Practise in Geosciences - MG410P08
Title: Analytical Practise in Geosciences
Czech title: Analytická praxe v geovědách
Guaranteed by: Laboratories of Geological Institutes (31-410)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: winter s.:combined
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: 10
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. RNDr. Ladislav Strnad, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): doc. RNDr. Ladislav Strnad, Ph.D.
Class: Kvadrupólové ICP-MS
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Annotation - Czech
Last update: doc. RNDr. Ladislav Strnad, Ph.D. (21.10.2021)
The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the process of obtaining analytical (chemical) data from geomaterials (rock, soil, water ...).
Samples and their processing before (chemical) analysis.
The most common types of decompositions (mineralizations) for geomaterials.
The types of instrumental techniques for determination of trace elements in geomaterials.
Specific work in the laboratory on selected decomposition technique / instrumentation (approx. 16 hrs / 2-3 days).
Last update: doc. RNDr. Ladislav Strnad, Ph.D. (31.05.2021)

Potts P.J. (1995): A hanbook of silikate rock analysis, Blackie Academic and Professional London, UK, p 622.

Šulcek Z., Povondra P. (1989): Methods of decomposition in inorganic analysis. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, p 325.


Geostandard and Geoanalytical Research

Journal of Geochemical Exploration

Analytical Chemistry



Chao T.T. and Sanzolone R.F. (1992) Decomposition techniques. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 44, 65–106.

Strnad et al. (2005) Laser ablation and solution ICP-MS determination of REE in USGS BIR-1G, BHVO-2G and BCR-2G glass reference materials. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 29, 303-314


Requirements to the exam
Last update: doc. RNDr. Ladislav Strnad, Ph.D. (31.05.2021)

Knowledges from lectures and practical exercises in the laboratory. literature.

Elaboration of an analytical protocol from a practical exercise.

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