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Geochemie & Lagerstättenkunde (Prof. Dr. Jochen Kolb)


Mercury contaminated sites in Cedral S.L.P. Mexico, Contamination, Stock, Renovation (QUAKBES)

Mercury (Hg) has been extensively used in Mexico since the 16th century for Au and Ag extraction...

Metal extraction form geothermal fluids in the Upper Rhine Graben, a new mineral source?

Our societies are going through major energy and technology shifts which deeply change our needs in raw materials...


The source of metals in the recent polymetallic sea-floor massive sulfide mineralization at the Kolumbo arc-volcano, Greece
Seafloor massive sulfide (SMS) deposits form on the seafloor from mixing of high temperature hydrothermal fluids with seawater...
Gold-rich mineralisation in Izu Bonin fore-arc at ODP site 786B: evaluation of magmatic input into oceanic crust hydrothermal system
Gold and other metals variably enriched in volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposits are mobilised...


Environmental Mineralogy & Environmental System Analysis

(Prof. Dr. Stefan Norra)


ViWaT: Integrated Solutions for Sustainable Development in the Mekong Delta - Land, Water, Energy and Climate -

Im Verbundprojekt ViWaT-Engineering arbeiten deutsche und vietnamesische Partner...

WAQUAVID: Development of an Advanced Depth Profiling Monitoring System for Water Quality, Algae-Vitality, and -Diversity

Intact water bodies are amongst the most precious environmental resources for human life....


Geogenic arsenic in the environment

Geogenic arsenic is one of the biggest issues of environmental contamination in the world...

SIGN-DYNAQUA: Development of monitoring technologies within a Sino-German research and development network to study dynamics of water quality in Lake Taihu, China



Current projects
Title Contact

Prof. Dr. Christoph Hilgers, Prof. Dr. Jochen Kolb, Dr. Ivy Becker