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Technical tools of the Department of Applied 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 and redox-potential
  • Field test sets for the measurement of bicarbonate and carbonate
  • GPS receivers
  • Laptops
  • Geoelectrical equipment

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:

  • PCs, Windows 7 and 10, Office
  • 2 high end modeling PC (>10 kernels) with Windows 7, 10 and Linux
  • Linux fileserver


GIS software:

  • ArcView 10.x with extensions
  • QGIS
  • SAGA

Geological software:

  • Move (with valuable donation of 1,334,160.00 £ by Petroleum Experts Ltd.)
  • GeODin Shuttle
  • HydroGeo Analyst

Intepolation software:

  • SGeMS
  • Surfer 10
  • R gstat
  • Fields
  • Sada

Groundwater modeling software:

  • Feflow
  • MODFLOW (ModelMuse, FlowPy)
  • Own developments


  • Diverse Software: GGU, CodeAster, OpenFOAM