ChristianScholzDipl.-Geol. Christian Scholz

Hydrogeochemistry and Hydrogeology

Dipl.-Geol. Christian Scholz



Christian Scholz


Institute of Earth Sciences


Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg


Im Neuenheimer Feld 236, Room 220


D-69120 Heidelberg


+49 (0) 6221 54 4849


+49 (0) 6221 54 5503



Education and Positions:


since 2008

Scientific associate at the Institute of Earth Sciences in the Research Group Hydrogeochemistry and Hydrogeology, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

since 2000

Secondary employment as a project manager in an engineering  office for environmental remediation

1999 - 2008

Technical employee at the Institute for Environmental Geochemistry at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg

1996 - 1999

Secondary employment as a project processor in an engineering office for environmental remediation


Secondary employment as a trainee teacher for Chemical Technical Assistants (CTA) at the Odenwaldschule Oberhambach


Study of Geology at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg and graduated as a Diploma-Geologist
Diploma mapping: Northern Vosges
Diploma thesis: "Determination of mercury binding forms in contaminated soils: Pyrolysis versus sequential extraction"


Education as a Chemical Technical Assistant (CTA) at the Odenwaldschule Oberhambach




  • Jointly responsible for lab assistance and organisation
  • Development and support for the analysis of arsenic species (As(III) and As(V))
  • Responsible for the ICP-OES, Hg-Analytics and other analytic domains
  • Collaboration in diverse ongoing scientific projects of the research group
  • Planning and realization of diverse field campaigns
  • Teaching in beachelor and master courses
  • Member of the Working Group Public Relations



  • ICP-OES (Agilent ICP-OES 720 and Varian Vista MPX)  -  Element analysis in solutions and digestions
    • Mulitelement analysis (mainly cations) in different solutions (water samples, eluates, soil and sediment digestions)


  • Analysis of arsenic species (As(III) und As(V))
    • Analysis of arsenic in water samples and eluates with Hydride Genaration. An ICP-AES (Agilent ICP-OES 720) is used for detection. The method offers the possibility to quantify As(III) and As(V) in natural and synthetic samples.
    • For trace concentrations < 1ppb an AFS Excalibur from PSA is used.


  • Analysis of mercury in solid samples
    • Analysis of mercury in solid with an AMA 254 from Leco




A. Stephen, K. Hashmi, Christian Lothschütz, René Düpp, Martin Ackermann, Janossc De Buck, Matthias Rudolph, Christian Scholz, and Frank Rominger (2012): On Homogeneous gold/palladium catalytic systems. - Advanced synthesis & catalysis, Band 354(2012), Heft 1, S. 133-147


G. Le Roux, A. Véron, C. Scholz (2009): Metal and Pb Isotope Analyses on Weapons from the Bronze Ages in Sidon. - Archeology and History in Lebanon, 2009, 29, p. 75-78


R. Höhn, M. Isenbeck-Schröter, D.B. Kent, J.A. Davis, R. Jakobsen, S. Jann, V. Niedan, C. Scholz, S. Stadler, A. Tretner (2006): Tracer test  As(V) under variable redox conditions controlling arsenic transport in the presens of elevated ferrous iron concentrations. – Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, vol. 88, p. 36-54


A. Sapkota, M. Krachler, C. Scholz, A.K. Cheburkin, W. Shotyk (2005): Analytical procedures for the determination of selected major (Al, Ca, Fe, K, Mg, Na, and Ti) and trace (Li, Mn, Sr, and Zn) elements in peat and plant samples using inductively coupled plasma-optical emission sprctrometry. – Analytica Chimica Acta, 540, p. 247-256


G. Le Roux, A. Véron, C. Scholz and C. Doumet-Serhal (2004): Chemical and Isotopical Analyses on Weapons from the middle Bronze Age in Sidon. – Archeology and History in Lebanon, 2004, 18, p. 58-61


A. Tretner, M. Kofod, C. Scholz, M. Isenbeck-Schröter (2001): Einflüsse des geochemischen Milieus und Eintragsform auf die Verteilung der anorganischen Redoxspezies des Arsens im Grundwasser. - Grundwasser, Heft 1, Bd. 6, März 2001, p. 3-7


H. Biester und C. Scholz (1997): Determination of Mercury Binding Forms in Contaminated Soils: Pyrolysis versus Sequential Extraction - Environ. Sic. Technol., 31, p. 233-239


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