A model of mobilization and geochemical cycles of potentially hazardous elements and organic compounds in burned coal heaps


Grant No.:

15-11674S, Programme GA - Standard projects (1993-…)

Grant Agency:

Czech Science Foundation (GAČR)

Resolved in:

2015 - 2017

Principal investigator:

Doc. RNDr. Bohdan Kříbek DrSc.,
Czech Geological Survey


Ing. Ivana Sýkorová DrSc.,
RNDr. Petra Matysová, Ph.D.
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the CAS
Member of the research team:
Ing. Olga Bičáková Ph.D.
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the CAS


Experimental modeling of the process of burning coal heaps and determination of the volatility of potentially harmful elements (PHEs) and organic pyrolysates – determination of the bonds of PHEs and organic pyrolysates on inorganic and organic phases of burned heaps – the comparison of geochemistry and petrology of unburned and burned coal heaps – the impact of weathering processes and rainwater on washout of PHEs from burned coal heaps – assessment of the effect of spontaneous revegetation and humus or topsoil to stabilize the PHEs – evaluation of the contamination of surface waters and stream sediments in the vicinity of coal heaps – geochemical modeling of the dispersion and attenuation of PHEs in river water – the sorption of PHEs on stream sediments – drawing up a conceptual model of migration of PHEs and organic pollutants in burned coal heaps – assessment of the impact of PHEs and products of pyrolysis of organic matter on the environment in the long term.

ISVAV: (What is it?)

Project in The Research and Development and Innovation System of the Czech Republic (in Czech only)