Ondřej Šráček

Education and Career

  • 2005: Associate Professor, Masaryk University, Brno
  • 1997: Ph.D., Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • 1993: M.Sc., University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • 1984: Ing., Vysoká škola báňská, Ostrava


  • 2009–today: Palacký University, Olomouc
  • 2004–2010: OPV s.r.o.
  • 2002–2007: Masaryk University, Brno
  • 1998–2002: University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil and Charles University, Prague
  • 1993–1997: Université Laval, Québec, Canada
  • 1990–1993: University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • 1984–1989: Geological Survey, Ostrava

Educational activities

Lectures and Tutorials

  • Hydrogeology

  • Geochemical modelling

  • Introduction to Geochemistry


  • project board member UNESCO/IGCP: Mapping and Assessing the Environmental and Health Impacts of Abandoned Mines in Sub Saharan African Countries

  • Associate editor of: Journal of Geochemical Exploration (Elsevier), Geofluids (Hindawi/Wiley) and Water (MDPI)

  • Ph.D. supervisor at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

  • visiting professor and Ph.D. supervisor at Pontificial Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro and University of São Paulo, Brazil

  • visiting professor at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico

  • visiting professor at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan

Research activities

Research interest

  • Hydrogeology

  • Environmental geochemistry

  • Arsenic

  • Mining waste

  • Modelling of reactive transport

  • Environmental isotopes



  • The impact of exploitation and ore treatment on the environment at Copper Belt Province in Zambia. Model of cycling of heavy metals and sulphur in soils, sediments, waters, and vegetation. 2008-2010, Grant Agency of Czech Republic (GAČR), Project 205/08/0321, with B. Kříbek, M. Mihajlevič, V. Ettler, and J. Zeman
  • Impact of mining and ore processing on the environment in Namibia: Modeling pollutants migration in soils, plants and groundwaters, 2012-2014, Grant Agency of Czech Republic (GAČR), Project P210/12/1413, with B. Kříbek, M. Mihajlevič and A. Vaněk
  • Exploitation and treatment of Cu, Pb, Zn, and Co ores in Subsaharian Africa – natural geochemical laboratory for study of contaminants’ behavior, 2016-2018, Grant Agency of Czech Republic (GAČR), Project 16-13142S, with M. Mihajlevič, B. Kříbek, and A. Vaněk



  • Cień D., d’Obyrn K., Starczewska M., Sowiżdżał A., Motyka J., Sracek O., 2024. Coal Mine Drainage as a Source of Drinking and Industrial Water – The Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Poland. Energies 17, 1-19, 1175.

  • Rafenoarisoa O.E.M, Sracek O., Rahobisoa J.-J., Čejková B., Jačková I., Brouyère S., 2024. The origin of high salinity and hydrogeochemical characteristics of groundwater in semi-arid area of the Linta Basin, Southwestern Madagascar. Journal of African Earth Sciences 213, 105215.

  • Saghravani S.R., Yusoff I., Vadiati M., Alias Y., Sracek O., Bhattacharya P., 2024. Multi-isotopic and hydrochemical evidence of water resources evolution and recharge estimation in the tropical coastal aquifer. Groundwater for Sustainable Development 24, 101065.


  • Bábek O., Sracek O., Všianský D., Holá M., 2023. Groundwater red beds in Holocene fluvial sediments as a product of Fe- and Mn- redox cycling; Morava River, Czechia. Sedimentology 70, 2220-2240.

  • Ettler V., Raus K., Mihaljevič M., Kříbek B., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Sracek O., Koubová M., Mapani B., 2023. Bioaccessible metals in dust materials from non-sulfide Zn deposit and related hydrometallurgical operation. Chemosphere 345, 140498.

  • Kříbek B., Nyambe I., Sracek O., Mihaljevič M., Knésl I., 2023. Impact of Mining and Ore Processing on Soil, Drainage and Vegetation in the Zambian Copperbelt Mining Districts: A Review. Minerals 13, 384.

  • Mustafa O., Mahmmud R., Sracek O., Seeyan S., 2023. Geogenic Sources of Arsenic and Fluoride in Groundwater: Examples from the Zagros Basin, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Water 15, 1981.

  • Zatlakovič M., Krčmář D., Hodasová K., Sracek O., Marenčák Š., Durdiaková L., Bugár A., 2023. The Impact of Groundwater Model Parametrization on Calibration Fit and Prediction Accuracy – Assessment in the Form of a Post-Audit at the SLOVNAFT Oil Refinery Site, in Slovakia. Water 15, 839.


  • Ettler V., Hladíková K., Mihaljevič M., Drahota P., Culka A., Jedlička R., Kříbek B., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Sracek O., Bagai Z., 2022. Contaminant binding and bioaccessibility in dusts from Ni-Cu mining/smelting district of Selebi-Phikwe (Botswana). GeoHealth 6 (2), 1-15.

  • Ettler V., Mihaljevič M., Drahota P., Kříbek B., Nyambe I., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Sracek O., Natherová V., 2022. Cobalt-bearing copper slags from Luanshya (Zambian Copperbelt): Mineralogy, geochemistry, and potential recovery of critical metals. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 237, 106987, 1-10.

  • Kapusta J., Dolníček Z., Sracek O., Malý K., 2022. Origin of Historical Ba-Rich Slags Related to Pb-Ag Production from Jihlava Ore District (Czech Republic). Minerals 12(8), 985.

  • Khosravi R., Zarei M., Sracek O., Bigalke M., 2022. Geochemistry of groundwater and metal(loid) behavior in the coastal aquifers of the Maharlu Lake, Iran, Environmental Science and Pollution Research 29, 74861-74876.

  • Mahmmud R., Sracek O., Mustafa O., Čejková B., Jačková I., Vondrovicová L., 2022. Groundwater geochemistry evolution and geogenic contaminants in the Sulaimani-Warmawa Sub-basin, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 194:352, 1-20.

  • Motyka J., d’Obyrn K., Sracek O., Postawa A., Żróbek M., 2022. Pit Lakes Affected by a River Contaminated with Brines Originated from the Coal Mining Industry: Evolution of Water Chemistry in the Zakrzówek Horst Area (Krakow, Southern Poland). Energies 15(12), 4382.


  • Bábek O., Faimon J., Gersl M., Sracek O., 2021. Can the Hranice Abyss, the Deepest Underwater Cave in the World, Really Reach 1 km Depth? A Comment on the Paper by Klanica et al. (2020). Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface 126(4), 2020JF005916. doi: 10.1029/2020JF005916

  • Baieta R., Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Trubač J., Kříbek B., Ježek J., Svoboda M., Sracek O., Nyambe I., 2021. Depicting the historical pollution in a Pb–Zn mining/smelting site in Kabwe (Zambia) using tree rings. Journal of African Earth Sciences 181, 104246, 1-9.

  • Brumovský M., Oborná J., Lacina P., Hegedüs M., Sracek O., Kolařík J., Petr M., Kašlík J., Hofman T., Filip J., 2021. Sulfidated nano-scale zerovalent iron is able to effectively reduce in situ hexavalent chromium in a contaminated aquifer. Journal of Hazardous Materials 405, 124665, 1-13.

  • Bundschuh J., Armienta M.A., Morales-Simfors N., Ayaz Alam M., López D.L., Delgado Quezada V., Dietrich S., Schneider J., Tapia J., Sracek O., Castillo E., Marco Para L.-M., Altamirano Espinoza M., Guiamãres Guilherme L.R., Nahuel Sosa N., Khan Niazi N., Tomaszewska B., Lizama Allende K., Bieger K., Alonso D.L., Brandão P.F.B., Bhattacharya P., Litter M.I., Ahmad A., 2021. Arsenic in Latin America: new findings on source, mobilization and mobility in human environments in 20 countries based on decadal research 2010-2020. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 51, 16, 1727-1865.

  • Jantáková N., Flaková R., Sracek O., Jelínek R., Kordík J., 2021. Discrimination of contaminated sources at landfill site at Predajná, Slovakia. Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 16, 2, 341-348.

  • Rusiniak P., Sekuła K., Sracek O., Stopa P., 2021. Fluoride ions in groundwater of the Turkana County, Kenya, East Africa. Acta Geochimica 40, 945-960.

  • Sracek O., Kříbek B., Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Veselovský F., Bagai Z., Kapusta J., Sulovský P., 2021. Mobility of Mn and other trace elements in Mn-rich mine tailings and adjacent creek at Kanye, southeast Botswana. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 220, 106658, 1-11.


  • Aullón Alcaine A., Schulz C., Bundschuh J., Jacks G., Thunvik R., Gustafsson J.-P., Mörth C.-M., Sracek O., Ahmad A., Bhattacharya P., 2020. Hydrogeochemical controls on the mobility of arsenic, fluoride and other geogenic co-contaminants in the shallow aquifers of northeastern La Pampa Province in Argentina. Science of the Total Environment 715, 136671, 1-17.

  • Brumovský M., Filip J., Malina O., Oborná J., Sracek O., Reichenauer T.G., Andrýsková P., Zbořil R., 2020. Core-Shell Fe/FeS Nanoparticles with Controlled Shell Thickness for Enhanced Trichloroethylene Removal. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12 (31), 35424-35434.

  • Ettler V., Mihaljevič M., Jarošíková A., Culka A., Kříbek V., Majer V., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Sracek O., Mapani B., Kamona F., 2020. Vanadium-rich slags from historical processing of Zn-Pb-V ores at Berg Aukas (Namibia): Mineralogy and environmental stability. Applied Geochemistry 114, 104473, 1-11.

  • Ettler V., Štěpánek D., Mihaljevič M., Drahota P., Jedlička R., Kříbek B., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Sracek O., Nyambe I., 2020. Slag dust from Kabwe (Zambia): Contaminant mineralogy and oral bioaccessibility. Chemosphere 260, 127642, 1-10.

  • Faimon J., Lang M., Geršl M., Sracek O., Bábek O., 2020. The “breathing spots” in karst areas-the sites of advective exchange of gasses between soils and adjacent underground cavities. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 142, 85-101.

  • Khosravi R., Zarei M., Sracek O., 2020. Hydraulic and geochemical interactions between surface water and sediment pore water in seasonal hypersaline Maharlu Lake, Iran. Hydrological Processes 34, 3358-3369.

  • Quino-Lima I., Ramos-Ramos O., Ormachea-Muñoz M., Quintanilla-Aguirre J., Duwig C., Prakash Maity J., Sracek O., Bhattacharya P., 2020. Spatial dependency of arsenic, antimony, boron and other trace elements in the shallow groundwater systems of the Lower Katari Basin, Bolivian Altiplano. Science of the Total Environment 719, 137705, 1-14.

  • Toteu S.F., Mahe G., Moritz R., Sracek O., Davies T.C., Ramasany J., 2020. Special Issue: Environmental, Health and Social legacies of mining activities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 209, 106441, 1-4.


  • Ettler V., Cihlová M., Jarošíková A., Mihaljevič M., Drahota P., Kříbek B., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Sracek O., Klementová M., Engel Z., Kamona F., Mapani., 2019. Oral bioaccessibility of metal(loid)s in dust materials from mining areas of northern Namibia. Environment International 124, 205-215.

  • Gombert P., Sracek O., Koukozas N., Gzyl G., Valladares S.T., Frączek R., Klinger C., Bauerek A., Alvares Areces J.E., Chamberlain S., Paw K., Pierzchala L., 2019. An Overview of Priority Pollutants in Selected Coal Mine Discharges in Europe. Mine Water and the Environment 38, 16-23.

  • Khosravi R., Zarei M., Sracek O., Bigalke M., 2019. Geochemical and hydrological controls of arsenic concentrations across the sediment–water interface at Maharlu Lake, Southern Iran. Applied Geochemistry 102, 88-101.

  • Kříbek B., Nyambe I., Majer V., Knésl I., Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Sracek O., 2019. Soil contamination near the Kabwe Pb-Zn smelter in Zambia: Environmental impacts and remediation measures proposal. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 197, 159-173.

  • Mihaljevič M., Baieta R., Ettler V., Vaněk A., Kříbek B., Penížek V., Drahota P., Trubač J., Sracek O., Chrastný V., Mapani B.S., 2019. Tracing of the metal dynamics in semi-arid soils near mine tailings using stable Cu and Pb isotopes. Chemical Geology 515, 61-76.

  • Sracek O., Geršl M., Faimon J., Bábek O., 2019. The geochemistry and origin of fluids in the carbonate structure of the Hranice Karst with the world’s deepest flooded cave of the Hranicka Abyss, Czech Republic. Applied Geochemistry 100, 203-212.

  • Sracek O., Rahobisoa J.-J., Trubač J., Buzek F. Andriamamonjy S.A., Rambeloson R.A., 2019. Geochemistry of thermal waters and arsenic enrichment at Antsirabe, Central Highlands of Madagascar, Journal of Hydrology 577, 123895, 1-11.


  • Grösslová Z., Vaněk A., Oborná V., Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Trubač J., Drahota P., Penížek V., Pavlů L., Sracek O., Kříbek B., Voegelin A., Göttlicher J., Drábek O., Tejnecký V., Houška J., Mapani B., Zádorová T., 2018. Thallium contamination of desert soil in Namibia, Chemical, mineralogical and isotopic insights. Environmental Pollution 239, 272-280.

  • Kříbek B., Šípková A., Ettler V., Mihaljevič M., Majer V., Knésl I., Mapani B., Penížek V., Vaněk A., Sracek O., 2018. Variability of the copper isotopic composition in soil and grass affected by mining and smelting in Tsumeb, Namibia. Chemical Geology 493, 121-135.

  • Kříbek B., Sracek O., Mihaljevič M., Knésl I., Majer V., 2018. Geochemistry and environmental impact of neutral drainage from uraniferous coal waste heap. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 191, 1-21.

  • Mihaljevič M.,Jarošíková A., Ettler V., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Kříbek B., Chrastný V., Sracek O., Trubač J., Svoboda M., Nyambe I., 2018. Copper isotopic record in soils and tree rings near a copper smelter, Copperbelt, Zambia. Science of the Total Environment 621, 9-17.

  • Sengupta S., Sracek O., Jean J.-S., Yang H.-J., Wang C.-H., Kar S., Babek O., Lee C.-Y., Das S., 2018. Difference in attenuation among Mn, As, and Fe in riverbed sediments. Journal of Hazardous Materials 341, 277-289.

  • Sracek O., Berg M., Müller B., 2018. Redox buffering and de-coupling of arsenic and iron in reducing aquifers across the Red River Delta, Vietnam, and conceptual model of de-coupling processes. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25, 16, 15954-15961.

  • Sracek O., Kříbek B., Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Filip J., Veselovský F., Bagai Z.B., 2018. Geochemistry and pH control of seepage from Ni-Cu rich mine tailings at Selebi Phikwe, Botswana. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 190, 482.

  • Sracek O., Kříbek B., Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Filip J., Veselovský F., Nyambe I., 2018. The impact of wetland on neutral mine drainage from mining wastes at Luanshya in the Zambian Copperbelt in the framework of climate change. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25, 29, 28961-28972.


  • Ettler V., Chren M., Mihaljevič M., Drahota P., Kříbek B., Veselovský F., Sracek O., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Komárek M., Mapani B., Kamona F., 2017. Characterization of Fe-Mn concentric nodules from Luvisol irrigated by mine water in a semi-arid agricultural area. Geoderma 299, 32-42.

  • Flaková R., Ženišová Z., Krčmář D., Ondrejková I., Sracek O., 2017. Occurrence of antimony and arsenic at mining sites in Slovakia: Implications for their mobility, Carpathian. Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 12, 1, 41-48.

  • Macias J., Vargas Jr. E.A., Sracek O., 2017. A comparative analysis of two methodologies to estimate well protection zones for transport of viruses from septic tanks in volcanic aquifers in Costa Rica. Environmental Earth Sciences 76, 44, 1-15.

  • Patel K.S., Sahu B.L., Dahariya N.S., Bhatia A., Patel R.K., MatiniL., Sracek O., Bhattacharya P., 2017. Groundwater arsenic and fluoride in Rajnandgaon District, Chhattisgarh, northeastern India. Applied Water Science 7, 1817-1826.


  • Ettler V., Johan Z., Kříbek B., Veselovský F., Mihaljevič M., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Majer V., Sracek O., Mapani B., Kamona F., Nyambe I., 2016. Composition and weathering of mine- and smelter-derived particles in soils from humid subtropical and hot semi-arid areas. Science of the Total Environment 563-564, 329-339.

  • Kříbek B., Majer V., Knésl I., Keder J., Mapani B., Kamona F., Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Penížek V., Vaněk A., Sracek O., 2016. Contamination of soil and grass in the Tsumeb smelter area, Namibia: Modeling of contaminants dispersion and ground geochemical verification. Applied Geochemistry 64, 75-91.

  • Ormachea M.M., Aróstegui J.L.G., Bhattacharya P., Sracek O., Garcia M.E.M., Kohfahl C., Quintanilla J.A., Hornero J.D., Bundschuh J., 2016. Geochemistry of naturally occurring arsenic in groundwater and surface-water in the southern part of the Poopó Lake basin, Bolivian Altiplano. Groundwater for Sustainable Development 2-3, 104-116.

  • Pracný P., Faimon J., Sracek O., Kabelka L., Hebelka J., 2016. Anomalous drip in Punkva Caves (Moravian Karst): relevant implications for paleoclimatic proxies. Hydrological Processes 30, 1506-1520.

  • Yousif M., Sracek O., 2016. Integration of geological investigations with multi-GIS data layers for water resources assessment in arid regions: El Ambagi Basin, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Environmental Earth Sciences 75, 684, 1-25.

  • Yousif M., Sracek O., 2016. An overview of phosphate rocks and their mining impact on groundwater, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 9, 670.


  • Kocourková-Víšková E., Loun J., Sracek O., Houzar S., Filip J., 2015. Secondary arsenic minerals and arsenic mobility in a historical waste rock pile at Kaňk near Kutná Hora, Czech Republic. Mineralogy and Petrology 109, 17-33.

  • Mahanta C., Enmark G., Nordborg D., Sracek O., Nath B., Nickson R.T., Herbert R., Jacks G., Mukherjee A., Ramanathani A.L., Choudhurya R., Bhattacharya P., 2015. Hydrogeochemical controls on mobilization of arsenic in groundwater of a part of Brahmaputra river floodplain, India. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 4, 154-171.

  • Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Svoboda M., Kříbek B., Sracek O., Mapani B.S., Kamona A.F., 2015. Trace Elements and the Lead Isotopic Record in Marula (Sclerocarya birrea) Tree Rings and Soils Near the Tsumeb Smelter, Namibia. Water, Air, Soil Pollution 226, 177, 1-11.

  • Nejeschlebová L., Sracek O., Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Kříbek B., Knésl I., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Dolníček Z., Mapani B., 2015. Geochemistry and potential environmental impact of the mine tailings at Rosh Pinah, southern Namibia. Journal of African Earth Sciences 105, 17-28.

  • Ormachea Munoz M., Bhattacharya P., Sracek O., Ramos Ramos O., Quintanilla Aguirre J., Bundschuh J., Maity J.P., 2015. Arsenic and other trace elements in thermal springs and in cold waters from drinking water wells on the Bolivian Altiplano. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 60, 10-20.

  • Podolský V., Ettler V., Šebek O., Ježek J., Mihaljevič M., Kříbek B., Sracek O., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Majer V., Mapani B., Kamona F., Nyambe I., 2015. Mercury in soil profiles from metal mining and smelting areas in Namibia and Zambia: distribution and potential sources. Journal of Soils and Sediments 15, 648-658.

  • Sracek O., Wanke H., Ndakunda N.N., Mihaljevič M., Buzek F., 2015. Geochemistry and fluoride levels of geothermal springs in Namibia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 148, 96-104.

  • Vranovská A., Bodiš D., Sracek O., Ženišová Z., 2015. Anomalous arsenic concentrations in the Ďurkov carbonate geothermal structure, eastern Slovakia. Environmental Earth Sciences 73, 7103-7114.

  • Brömssen von M., Markussen L., Bhattacharya P., Ahmed K.M., Hossain M., Jacks G., Sracek O., Thunvik R., Hasan M.A., Islam M.M., Rahman M.M., 2014. Hydrogeological investigation for assessment of the sustainability of low-As aquifers as a safe drinking water source in region with high As-groundwater in Matlab, Southeastern Bangladesh. Journal of Hydrology 518, C, 373-392.


  • Krčmář D., Sracek O., 2014. MODFLOW-USG: the New Possibilities in Mine Hydrogeology Modelling (or What is not Written in the Manuals). Mine Water and the Environment 33, 376-383.

  • Kříbek B., Majer V., Knésl I., Nyambe I., Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Sracek O., 2014. Concentrations of arsenic, copper, cobalt, lead and zinc in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) growing on uncontaminated and contaminated soils of the Zambian Copperbelt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 99, 2, 713-723.

  • Ramos Ramos O.E., Rötting T.S., French M., Sracek O., Bundschuh J., Quintanilla J., Bhattacharya P., 2014. Geochemical processes controlling mobilization of arsenic and trace elements in shallow aquifers and surface waters in the Antequera and Poopó mining regions, Bolivian Altiplano. Journal of Hydrology 518, C, 421-433.

  • Sengupta S., Sracek O., Jean J.-S., Lu H.-Y., Wang C.-H., Palcsu L., Liu C.-C., Jen C.-H., Bhattacharya P., 2014. Spatial variation of groundwater arsenic distribution in Chianan Plain, SW Taiwan: Role of local hydrogeological factors and geothermal sources. Journal of Hydrology 518, C, 393-409.

  • Sracek O., Mihaljevič M., Kříbek B., Majer V., Filip J., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Ettler V., Mapani B., 2014. Geochemistry and mineralogy of vanadium in mine tailings at Berg Aukas, northeastern Namibia. Journal of African Earth Sciences 96, 180-189

  • Sracek O., Mihaljevič M., Kříbek B., Majer V., Filip J., Vaněk A., Penížek V., Ettler V., Mapani B ., 2014. Geochemistry of mine tailings and behavior of arsenic at Kombat, northeastern Namibia. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186, 8, 4891-4903.

  • Vaněk A., Ettler V., Skipalová K., Novotný J., Penížek V., Mihaljevič M., Sracek O., Drábek O., Tejnecký V., Mapani B., 2014. Environmental stability of the processing waste from sulfide mining districts of Namibia – A model rhizosphere solution approach. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 144, 421-426.


  • Alarcón-Herrera M.T., Bundschuh J., Nath B., Nicolli H.B., Gutierrez M., Martín-Dominguez I.R., Reyes-Gomez V.M., Nuñez D., Martín-Domínguez A., Sracek O., 2013. Co-occurrence of arsenic and fluoride in groundwater of semi-arid regions in Latin America: Genesis, mobility and remediation. Journal of Hazardous Materials 262, 960-969.

  • Cáceres Choque L.F., Ramos Ramos O.E., Valdez Castro S.N., Choque Aspiazu R.R., Choque Mamani R.G., Fernández Alcazar S.G., Sracek O., Bhattacharya P., 2013. Fractionation of heavy metals and assessment of contamination of the sediments of Lake Titicaca. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185, 9979-9994.

  • Bauerek A., Bebek M., Sracek O., Smieja-Król B., 2013. Chemical composition of surface runoff from flotation wastes of Zn–Pb ore formation of the Mississippi Valley-type, Olkusz, Southern Poland. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 132, 54-62.

  • Samborska K., Sitek S., Bottrell S., Sracek O., 2013. Modified Phreeqplot-made, Multiphase Stability Diagrams: the AMD Case Study at Shilbottle site, Northumberland, UK. Mine Water and the Environment 32, 3, 185-194.

  • Ondrejková I., Ženišová Z., Flaková R., Krčmář D., Sracek O., 2013. The distribution of antimony and arsenic in waters of the Dubrava abandoned mine site, Slovak Republic. Mine Water and the Environment 32, 3, 207-221.

  • Ormachea M.M., Wern H., Johnsson F., Bhattacharya B., Sracek O., Thunvik R., Quintanilla J., Bundschuh J., 2013. Geogenic Arsenic and other Trace Elements in the Shallow Hydrogeologic System of Southern Poopó Basin, Bolivian Altiplano. Journal of Hazardous Materials 262, 924-940.

  • Liu C.-C, Kar S., Jean J.-S., Wang C.-H., Lee Y.-C., Sracek O., Li Z., Bundschuh J., Yang H.-J., Chen C.-Y., 2013. Linking geochemical processes in mud volcanoes with arsenic mobilization driven by organic matter. Journal of Hazardous Materials 262, 980-988.

  • Liu C.-C., Maity J.P., Jean J.-S., Li Z., Kar S., Sracek O., Yang H.-J., Chen C.-Y., Selim Reza A.H.M., Bundschuh J., Lee C.-Y., 2013. The geochemical characteristics of the mud liquids in the Wushanting and Ksiaokunshui Mud Volcano region in southern Taiwan: Implications of humic substances for binding and mobilization of arsenic. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 128, 62-71.


  • López D.L., Bundschuh J., Birkle P., Armienta M.A., Cumbal L., Sracek O., Cornejo L., Ormachea M., 2012. Arsenic in volcanic geothermal fluids of Latin America. Science of the Total Environment 429, 57-75.

  • Faimon J., Ličbinská M., Zajíček P., Sracek O., 2012. Partial pressures of CO2 in epikarstic zone deduced from hydrogeochemistry of permanent drips, the Moravian Karst, Czech Republic. Acta Carsologica 41, 1, 47-57.

  • Flakova R., Zenisova Z., Sracek O., Krcmar D., Ondrejkova I., Chovan M., Lalinska B., Fendekova M., 2012. The behavior of arsenic and antimony at Pezinok mining site, southwestern part of the Slovak Republic. Environmental Earth Sciences 66, 1043-1057.

  • Ramos O.E.R., Cáceres L.F., Ormachea M.R., Bhattacharya P., Quino I., Quintanilla E., Sracek O., Thunvik R., Bundschuh J., García M.E., 2012. Sources and behavior of arsenic and trace elements in ground water and surface water of the Poopo Lake Basin, Bolivian Altiplano. Environmental Earth Sciences 66, 793-807.

  • Bhattacharya P., Sracek O., Eldvall B., Asklund R., Barmen G., Jacks G., Koku J., Gustafsson J.-E., Singh N., Balfors B.B., 2012. Hydrogeochemical study on the contamination of water resources in a part of Tarkwa mining area, Western Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences 66-67, 72-84.

  • Dupalová T., Sracek O., Vencelides Z., Žák K., 2012. The origin of thermal waters in the northeastern part of the Eger Rift, Czech Republic. Applied Geochemistry 27, 3, 689-702.

  • Sracek O., Kříbek B., Mihaljevič M., Majer V., Veselovský F., Vencelides Z., Nyambe I., 2012. Mining-related contamination of surface water and sediments of the Kafue River drainage system in the Copperbelt district, Zambia: An example of a high neutralization capacity system. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 112, 174-188.


  • McArthur J.M., Ravenscroft P., Sracek O., 2011. Aquifer arsenic source, Comment on Neumann, R. B. et al., Nature Geosci. 3, 46–52 (2010), Nature Geoscience 4, 10, 655-656.

  • Bundschuh J., Jean J.-S., Sracek O., 2011. Foreword, Special Issue: Arsenic: Occurrence, Biogeochemistry, Human Exposure and Mitigation. J. Environ. Sci. Health, Part A 46: 11, 1161-1162.

  • Bundschuh J., Bhattacharya P. , Sracek O., Mellano M.F., Ramírez A.E., Storniolo A. del R., Martín R.A., Cortés J., Litter M.I., Jean J.-S., 2011. Arsenic removal from groundwater of the Chaco- Pampean Plain (Argentina) using natural geological materials as adsorbents. J. Environ. Sci. Health, Part A 46: 11, 1297-1310.

  • Liu C.-C., Maity J.P., Jean J.S., Sracek O., Kar S., Li Z., Bundschuh Z., Chen C.-Y., Lu H.-Y., 2011. Biogeochemical interactions among the arsenic, iron,humic substances, and microbes in mud volcanoes in southern Taiwan. J. Environ. Sci. Health, Part A 46: 11, 1218-1230.

  • Maity J.P. , Nath B., Chen C.-Y., Bhattacharya P. , Sracek O., Bundschuh J., Kar S., Thunvik R., Chatterjee D., Ahmed K.M., Jacks G., Mukherjee A.B., Jean J.-S., 2011. Arsenic-enriched groundwaters of India, Bangladesh and Taiwan-Comparison of hydrochemical characteristics and mobility constraints. J. Environ. Sci. Health, Part A 46: 11, 1163-1176.

  • Bertolo R., Bourotte C., Hirata R., Marcolan L., Sracek O., 2011. Geochemistry of natural chromium occurrence in a sandstone aquifer in Bauru Basin, São Paulo State, Brazil. Applied Geochemistry 26, 1353-1363.

  • Kocourková E., Sracek O., Houzar S., Cempírek J. Losos Z., Filip J., Hršelová P., 2011. Geochemical and mineralogical control on the mobility of arsenic in a waste rock pile at Dlouhá Ves, Czech Republic. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 110, 61-73.

  • Kříbek B., Mihaljevič M., Sracek O., Knésl I., Ettler V., Nyambe I., 2011. The Extent of Arsenic and of Metal Uptake by Aboveground Tissues of Pteris Vittata and Cyperus involucratus Growing in Copper- and Cobalt-Rich Tailings of the Zambian Copperbelt. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 61, 228-242.

  • Hirata R., Gesicki A., Sracek O., Bertolo R., Giannini P.C., Aravena R., 2011. Relation between sedimentary framework and hydrogeology in the Guarani Aquifer System in São Paulo state, Brazil. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 31, 444-456.

  • Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Šebek O., Sracek O., Kříbek B., Kyncl T., Majer V., Veselovský F., 2011. Lead Isotopic and Metallic Pollution Record in Tree Rings from the Copperbelt Mining-Smelting Area, Zambia. Water, Air & Soil Pollution 216, 657-668.

  • Sracek O., Filip J., Mihaljevič M., Kříbek B., Majer V., Veselovský F., 2011. Attenuation of dissolved metals in neutral mine drainage in the Zambian Copperbelt. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 172, 287-299.

  • Czop M., Motyka J., Sracek O., Szuwarzynski M., 2011. Geochemistry of the hyperalkaline Gorka Pit-Lake (pH > 13) in the Chrzanow Region, Southern Poland. Water, Air & Soil Pollution 214, 423-434.

2010 and older

  • Sracek O., Veselovský F., Kříbek B., Malec J., Jehlička J., 2010. Geochemistry, mineralogy and environmental impact of precipitated efflorescent salts at the Kabwe Cu- Co chemical leaching plant in Zambia. Applied Geochemistry 25, 1815-1824.

  • Birkle P., Bundschuh J., Sracek O., 2010. Mechanisms of arsenic enrichment in geothermal and petroleum reservoirs fluids in Mexico. Water Research 44, 5605-5617.

  • Kumar M., Kumar P., Ramanathan A.L., Bhattacharya P., Thunvik R., Singh U.K., M Tsujimura M., Sracek O., 2010. Arsenic enrichment in groundwater of District Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh) in the Middle Gangetic Plain, India. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 105, 83-94.

  • Sracek O., Gzyl G., Frolik A., Kubica J., Bzowski Z., Gwozdziewicz M., Kura K, 2010. Evaluation of the impacts of mine drainage from a coal waste pile on the surrounding environment at Smolnica, southern Poland. Environ. Monit. Assess. 165, 233-254. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-009-0941-6

  • Ricka A., Kuchovsky T., Sracek O., Zeman J., 2010. Determination of potential mine water discharge zones in crystalline rocks at Rozna, Czech Republic. Environmental Earth Sciences 60, 1201-1213.

  • Sracek O., Mihaljevič M., Kříbek B., Majer V., Veselovský F., 2010. Geochemistry and mineralogy of Cu and Co in mine tailings at the Copperbelt, Zambia. Journal of African Earth Sciences 57, 14-30.

  • Mihaljevič M., Ettler V., Šebek O., Drahota P., Strnad L., Procházka R., Zeman J., Sracek O., 2010. Alteration of arsenopyrite in soils under different vegetation covers. Science of the Total Environment 408, 6, 1286-1294.

  • Sracek O., Armienta M.A., Rodríguez, Villaseñor G., 2010. Discrimination between diffuse and point sources of arsenic pollution at Zimapán, Hidalgo state, Mexico. J. Environ. Monit. 12, 329-337.

  • Silva da, J.C., Vargas Jr. E.A., Sracek O., 2009. Modeling Multiphase Reactive Transport in a Waste Rock Pile with Convective Oxygen Supply. Vadose Zone Journal 8, 1038-1050.

  • Hasan M.A., Bhattacharya P., Sracek O., Ahmed K.M., Brömssen von M., Jacks G., 2009. Geological controls on groundwater chemistry and arsenic mobilization: Hydrogeochemical study along an E-W transect in the Meghna basin, Bangladesh. Journal of Hydrology 378, 1-2, 105-118.

  • Noseck U., Rozanski K., Dulinski M., Havlová V., Sracek O., Brasser T., Hercik M., Buckau G., 2009. Carbon chemistry and groundwater dynamics at natural analogue site Ruprechtov, Czech Republic: insights from environmental isotopes. Applied Geochemistry 24, 1765-1776.

  • Bhattacharya P., Hasan M.A., Sracek O., Smith E., Ahmed K.M., Brömssen von M., Huq S.M.I., Naidu R., 2009. Groundwater chemistry and arsenic mobilization in the Holocene flood plains in south-central Bangladesh. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 31, 23-43.

  • Hasan M.A., Brömssen von M., Bhattacharya P., Ahmed K.M., Sikder A.M., Jacks G., Sracek O., 2009. Geochemistry and mineralogy of shallow alluvial aquifers in Daudkandi upazila in the Meghna flood plain, Bangladesh. Environmental Geology 57, 3, 499-511.

  • Brömssen von M., Larsson S.H., Bhattacharya P., Hasan M.A., Ahmed K.M., Jakariya M., Sikder M.A., Sracek O., Bivén A., Doušová B., Patriarca C., Thunvik R., Jacks G., 2008. Geochemical characterisation of shallow aquifer sediments of Matlab Upazila, Southeastern Bangladesh – Implications for targeting low-As aquifers. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 99, 1-4, 137-149.

  • Mukherjee A., Brömssen von M., Scanlon, Bhattacharya P., Fryar A.E., Hasan M.A., Ahmed K.M., Chatterjee D., Jacks G., Sracek O., 2008. Hydrogeochemical comparison and effects of overlapping redox zones on groundwater arsenic near the Western (Bhagirathi sub-basin, India) and Eastern Margins (Meghna sub-basin, Bangladesh) of the Bengal Basin. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 99, 1-4, 31-48.

  • Dokoupilová P., Sracek O., Losos Z., 2007. Geochemical behaviour and mineralogical transformations during spontaneous combustion of a coal waste pile in Oslavany, Czech Republic. Mineralogical Magazine 71, 4, 443-460.

  • Hasan M.A., Ahmed K.M., Sracek O., Bhattacharya P., Brömssen von M., Broms s., Fogelström J., Mazumder M.L., Jacks G., 2007. Arsenic in shallow groundwater of Bangladesh: investigation from three different physiographic settings. Hydrogeology Journal 15, 1507-1522.

  • Kuchovsky T., Sracek O., 2007. Natural attenuation of chlorinated solvents: a comparative study. Environmental Geology 53, 1, 147-157.

  • García M.G., Sracek O., Fernández D.S., Hidalgo M. del V., 2007. Factors affecting arsenic concentration in groundwaters from Northwestern Chaco-Pampean Plain, Argentina. Environmental Geology 52, 1261-1275.

  • Brömssen von M., Jakariya M., Bhattacharya P., Ahmed K.M., Hasan M. A., Sracek O., Jonsson L., Lundell L., Jacks G., 2007. Targeting low-arsenic aquifers in Matlab Upazila, Southeastern Bangladesh. Science of the Total Environment 379, 121-132.

  • Jiříček M., Šráček O., Janda V., 2007. Odstraňování chloroderivátů ethenu z podzemní vody využitím podpovrchových reakčních bariér tvořených granulovaným železem (Fe0) (Removal of chlorinated solvents by the application of underground reactive barriers containing granular iron (Fe0)). Chemické listy 101, 176-180.

  • Jiříček M., Sracek O., Janda V., 2007. Removal of chlorinated solvents from carbonate-buffered water by zero-valent iron. Central European Journal of Chemistry 5, 1, 87-106.

  • Vencelides Z., Sracek O., Prommer H., 2007. Modelling of iron cycling and its impact on the electron balance at a petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated site in Hnevice, Czech Republic. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 89, 3-4, 270-294.

  • Bertolo R., Hirata R., Sracek O., 2006. Geochemistry and geochemical modeling of unsaturated zone in a tropical region in Urania, São Paulo state, Brazil. Journal of Hydrology 329, 49-62.

  • Sracek O., Gélinas P., Lefebvre R., Nicholson R.V., 2006. Comparison of methods for the estimation of pyrite oxidation rate in a waste rock pile at Mine Doyon site, Quebec, Canada. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 91, 99-109.

  • Bhattacharya P., Claesson M., Bundschuh J., Sracek O., Fagerberg J., Jacks G., Martin R.A., del Storniolo A., Thir J.M., 2006. Distribution and mobility of arsenic in the Río Dulce alluvial aquifers in Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina. Science of the Total Environment 358, 97-120.

  • Lauria D.C., Almeida R.M.R., Sracek O., 2004. Behavior of radium, thorium, and uranium in groundwater near the Buena Lagoon in the Coastal zone of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Environmental Geology 47, 1, 11-19.

  • Almeida R.M.R., Lauria D.C., Ferreira A.C., Sracek O., 2004. Groundwater Radon, Radium and Uranium Concentrations in Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 73, 3, 323-334.

  • Sracek O., Bhattacharya P., Jacks G., Gustafsson J.P., Brömssen von, M., 2004. Behavior of arsenic and geochemical modeling of arsenic enrichment in aqueous environments. Applied Geochemistry 19, 2, 169-180.

  • Ahmed K.M., Bhattacharya P., Hasan M.A., Akhter S.H., Alam S.M.M., Bhuyian M.A., Imam M.B., Khan A.A., Sracek O., 2004. Arsenic enrichment in groundwater of the alluvial aquifers in Bangladesh: An overview. Applied Geochemistry 19, 2, 181-200.

  • Sracek O., Choquette M., Gélinas P., Lefebvre R., Nicholson R.V., 2004. Geochemical characterization of acid mine drainage from a waste rock pile, Mine Doyon, Québec, Canada. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 69, 1-2, 45-71.

  • Sracek O., Hirata R., 2002. Geochemical and stable isotopic evolution of the Guarani Aquifer System in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Hydrogeology Journal 10, 643-655.

International cooperation

  • member of Groundwater Arsenic Research Group (GARG) and Ph.D. supervisor at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

  • visiting professor and Ph.D. supervisor at Pontificial Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro and University of São Paulo, Brazil

  • visiting professor at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico

  • visiting professor at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan

  • expert of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA, OSN) for hydrogeology in Latin America