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Technical tools of the Department Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology

Field equipment:

Technical equipment of the Department Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology

  • Drilling equipment for small groundwater wells
  • Pumps for aquifer tests
  • Small pumps for groundwater sampling
  • Infiltrometer tests for measurement of vertical hydraulic conductivity
  • Water level meters
  • Data loggers for groundwater levels
  • Mini current meter for discharge measurements
  • Field test sets (electrodes) for temperature, electrical conductivity, pH, oxygen, redox-potential and sodium
  • Field test sets for the measurement of bicarbonate, carbonate and ammonium
  • 2 GPS receivers
  • 4 laptops

Laboratory instruments:

  • Pocket photometer for field measurements of main ions in water
  • Laboratory photometer for measurements of main ions and trace metals in water
  • 2 ion chromatographs (kations and anions)
  • TOC, TC, TIC and TN analyser
  • Darcy conductometer for measurement of hydraulic conductivity
  • Equipment for the extraction of organic compounds in water and rocks
  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)
  • Gaschromatography with FID and ECD
  • Solid Phase Micro Extraction (SPME)
  • Distillation of solvents

Computer hardware:

  • 15 PC, Windows 2000 and XP, Office
  • 4 high end GIS PC
  • 2 high end modeling PC (Quadcore systems, Nehalem architecture) with Windows XP and Linux
  • 1 Linux fileserver


GIS software:

  • ArcView 3.x
  • ArcView 9.x with extensions
  • SAGA

Geological software:

  • GeODin 6.1
  • GeoObjects 2
  • GSI 3D
  • Rockworks
  • HydroGeo Analyst

Intepolation software:

  • Surfer 8
  • Fields
  • Sada

Risk assessment software:

  • RAM
  • RBCA
  • Risk 4

Groundwater modeling software:

  • Visual Modflow
  • GMS
  • Feflow


  • Climatic station of the Institute for Geography