Peter Szucs

Peter Szucs
University of Miskolc · Institute of Environmental Management

PhD, DSc

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Nowadays, the protection, sustainability, and management of water resources have become a global priority. And the karstic aquifers are among the groundwater systems with the greatest vulnerability to contamination issues. In fact, their characterization is a pillar of protection and management plans. The objective of this research is to delimit th...
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The historical Ukrainian rock-salt mining town of Solotvyno and its environmentally related problems are well-known. A complex monitoring system is needed to evaluate the current situation in order to revitalize the investigated area. In addition to other risks, surface deformation due to undermining is one of the major risks endangering building i...
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Agricultural land suitability analysis has been done to identify spatially the extents of highly suitable and moderately suitable areas for agriculture. The selected theme layers for this study include soil classes (Soil texture, soil drainage, and Soil depth), Land use land cover, and Slope and Distance from water sources. Overall, the weighted ov...
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The spatial distribution of geological heterogeneity has been of interest because of the proven effects on flow paths and contaminant transport phenomenon modelling, and the incorporation of stratigraphic and sedimentologic concepts for the construction of conceptual models improves the judgment to interpret the depositional system structures, crea...
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A number of climatic cycles and teleconnections are known on the Earth. By definition, the cycles can have a periodic effect on the global climate, while teleconnections can influence the weather at large distances. At the same time, it is overwhelmingly assumed that the hydrological cycle is permanently intensifying all over the world. In this stu...
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This paper describes the results of the CHPM2030 research project, which was running in the period 2016-2019. It was funded through the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme with the aim to develop a novel and potentially disruptive technology solution that can help satisfy the European needs for energy and strategic metals in a single interli...
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In recent years water-related issues are increasing globally, some researchers even argue that the global hydrological cycle is accelerating, while the number of meteorological extremities is growing. With the help of large number of available measured data, these changes can be examined with advanced mathematical methods. In the outlined research...
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There are many compelling arguments for using geothermal energy in Hungary. One of the most important is that the country could thereby exploit its abundant, relatively untapped network of geothermal reservoirs. These are considerably warmer and closer to the surface than in most of Europe. In the foreseeable future, Hungary's geothermal resources...
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Groundwater management in the semi-arid areas is a crucial issue and requires more scientific study and techniques. Groundwater potential areas for part of the Chamchamal basin are determined using two techniques, the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and a geographic information system (GIS). Several Input factors were used to produce a thematic...
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Tokaj Mountains, as a large Miocene volcanic region in North-East Hungary, is the homeland of the famous Tokaj wine. The Tokaj wine region can be found on the world heritage list of UNESCO. Although there were several mineral prospecting activities at the Tokaj Mountains in the 1960s and 1970s, the groundwater resources on a regional scale have not...
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The abandoned salt mine in Solotvyno, Ukraine, carries significant environmental risks. The inhabitants of the area are considered to be potentially endangered, therefore it became justified to assess the baseline survey of the mining area, the aim of which is to build a complex monitoring network, and then to remediate the area based on the data o...
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An attempt has been made in this study to quantify the soil loss rate in Guna-Tana Landscape, Ethiopia. A Digital Elevation Model (12 m by 12 m spatial resolution), rainfall data over 10 years, soil, and land cover/land use extracted were used as an input to calculate soil loss rates. GIS-based RUSLE factors were integrated and analyzed in the ArcG...
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Groundwater knowledge and research in the European Union is often scattered and non-standardised, because of different subjects involved and different approaches from member states. The Horizon 2020 project KINDRA has conducted an EU-wide assessment of existing groundwater-related practical and scientific knowledge based on a new Hydrogeological Re...
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The Hungarian water management plan has lately identified 185 groundwater bodies based on the concepts given by the European Water Framework Directive. Achieving and maintaining the good quantitative and chemical status of these groundwater bodies is of primary importance. It is demonstrated how innovative hydrogeophysical methods can be applied su...
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There are many compelling arguments for using geothermal energy in Hungary. One of the most important is that the country could thereby exploit its abundant, relatively untapped network of geothermal reservoirs. These are considerably warmer and closer to the surface than in most of Europe. In the foreseeable future, Hungary’s geothermal resources...
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The groundwater is the primary source for irrigation and other purposes in the Gaza Strip. The low irrigational water quality effects on the soil quality, which interrupts the growth of plants impacting agricultural yield and can cause risk to human health. Thus, it is essential to evaluate the water quality for irrigation uses. Therefore, it is a...
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There are various types of extraction and utilization possibilities of geothermal energy, of which a large group is energy recovery. The development of this sector is slow mainly due to its high initial investment demand and the long planning phase. The overall goal of the present research is cutting the cost of the drilling phase as the most expen...
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Jelen szakcikk a vízszemléletű kormányzáshoz kapcsolódik, azon belül is leginkább egy sajátosan magyar problémakörhöz. Nevezetesen az Alföldön halmozottan jelentkező káreseményekhez (árvíz, aszály és belvíz) illetve a környezeti szolgáltatások helyzetéhez. A problémakör összetettségénél fogva a megoldás maga is csak rendszerszintű lehet, és ennélfo...
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Agricultural land suitability analysis has been done to identify spatially the extents of highly suitable and moderately suitable areas for agriculture. The selected theme layers for this study include soil classes (Soil texture, soil drainage, and Soil depth), Land use land cover, and Slope and Distance from water sources. Overall, the weighted ov...
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The cold and thermal karst water resources of the Bükk Mountains play a significant role in the hydrogeological setting of northeastern Hungary. Although there is much geological and hydrogeological information available, the regional hydrogeology of the Bükk Mountains had not been described in a standalone study involving all this information. The...
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Karst systems are highly vulnerable groundwater bodies due to the high rate of infiltration and fast travel times. In fact, the delimitation, protection, and sustainable exploitation of karstic aquifers are matters of research around the world. This article presents an extended description of geographical location, geological features, geodynamic e...
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Magyarország egy nem aktív vulkáni területen fekvő, ám mind európai,- mind pedig nemzetközi szinten elismert geotermikus potenciállal rendelkező ország. Az ország geotermikus gradiense átlagosan, ~ 45°C/km, míg más országokban ez az érték, ~ 20-30°C/km. Ennek megfelelően a hőmérséklet 1km-en 55-60°C, 2 km mélységben akár a 100-130 °C-ot is elérheti...
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VERIFICATION OF RADIOCARBON TRANSPORT PREDICTED BY NUMERICAL MODELING IN THE POROUS FORMATION OF NE HUNGARY CONSIDERING PALEO-HYDROGEOLOGY – CORRIGENDUM - Ferenc Székely, József Deák, Péter Szűcs, László Kompár, Balázs Zákányi, Mihály Molnár
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Verification of a groundwater flow model by radiocarbon ( ¹⁴ C) data are presented taking into consideration the paleo-hydrogeological changes. Northeastern area of the Great Hungarian Plain was a deep-lying flat area, and its central part (Nyírség) has been uplifted in the last 15,000 years. These geological events have drastically changed the hyd...
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Following Hemker and Maas (1987) the models of 2 or 3 leaky aquifers are applied to simulate the flow to vertical wells operating in the fractured or dual porosity aquifers. The software WT (Székely 2015) is used for calculating the drawdown and discharge rate variation. The comparative analysis with the independent analytical solutions by Boulton...
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Groundwater knowledge and research in the European Union is often scattered and non-standardised. Therefore, KINDRA is conducting an EU-wide assessment of existing groundwater-related practical and scientific knowledge based on a new Hydrogeological Research Classification System (HRC-SYS). The classification is supported by a web service, the Euro...
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Hydrogeology-related research activities cover a wide spectrum of research areas at EU and national levels. The KINDRA project (Knowledge Inventory for hydrogeology research, Grant Agreement No. 642047) seeks to create a critical mass for scientific knowledge exchange of hydrogeological research, to ensure wide applicability of research results - i...
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Groundwater knowledge and research in the European Union is often scattered and non-standardised, because of different subjects involved and different approaches from Member States. The Horizon2020 project KINDRA has conducted an EU-wide assessment of existing groundwater-related practical and scientific knowledge based on a new Hydrogeological Res...
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Hungary's excellent geothermal potential is well-known. Based on the 2016 Geothermal Atlas of Hungary, 1622 thermal wells produce hot water for direct heat utilization. The atlas also showed that many abandoned oil and gas wells were good possible sources of geothermal energy. This paper investigates the suitability of abandoned wells in Hungary fo...
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The aim of our research was to better understand the spectral characteristics of precipitation variability, because through infiltration, this is the most important source of groundwater recharge. To better understand the periodicity of the rainfalls, we used monthly and annual rainfall data. We examined precipitation time records over a 110-year p...
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Quantification of natural groundwater recharge in three study sites within the Great Hungarian Plain was performed using environmental tracer techniques, based on utilization of tritium and helium-3 isotopes in groundwater samples taken from multilevel well-nests. Transport models were calibrated by the measured ³H activities at different depths be...
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This paper presents a short theoretical summary of the series expansion-based 2.5D combined geoelectric weighted inversion (CGWI) method and highlights the advantageous way with which the number of unknowns can be decreased due to the simultaneous characteristic of this inversion. 2.5D CGWI is an approximate inversion method for the determination o...
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In the hydrological cycle of the Earth, the periodic components play an important role in that process. It could be a great importance for groundwater management reasons to get to know better the cyclic properties of the meteorological extremes, affecting the hydrological cycle. The cyclic parameters of the annual, monthly and daily precipitation v...
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Mining and mineral processing operations are usually generating huge amount of tailings. These tailings often gives lots of maintenance work in order to protect environmental resources from heavy metals slowly leaching out of tailing are due to Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) process. Handling leakage could be active or passive such as using of Permeable...
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Groundwater tritium and helium isotope measurements were used to estimate the natural groundwater recharge at a Hungarian test site (Méntelek), which is a typical recharge area in the middle of the Great Hungarian Plain. As a first step, a previous groundwater tritium profile at 11 different levels of a 24 m deep borehole measured in the test site...
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The present paper introduces new well hydrograph analytical tools for parameter estimation in karst aquifers. The analytical formulae provided in this study link aquifer properties with hydrograph recession coefficients, and provide quantitative characterisation of the spatial and temporal variations of the water table. Generally, spring hydrograph...
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The WELL aHEAD Project has realized the first regional-scale complex hydrogeological study of the Tokaj Mountains. The complex geology of this region was well known, but a general hydrogeological description did not exist. Based on the derived information, a regional scale flow model has been built to understand the regional flow systems of the Tok...
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In this study, a new inversion method is presented for performing onedimensional Fourier transform, which shows highly robust behavior against noises. As the Fourier transformation is linear, the data noise is also transformed to the frequency domainmaking the operation noise sensitive especially in case of non-Gaussian noise distribution. In the f...
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The region of the Tokaj-Mountains can be found in North-East Hungary. Although there were some mineral prospecting projects in the 1960s and 1970s the regional water budget and the groundwater flow systems were not known before the complex hydrogeological investigations carried out in the framework. A special prospecting methodology involving geolo...
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The Institute of Environmental Management at the University of Miskolc, as a major Hungarian research entity in groundwater management, is dedicated to finding solutions to regional issues of global sustainable water resource management challenges, thus further developing its scope of groundwater management competence. WELLaHEAD is an EU-funded fun...
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The rhyolitic volcanic formations are modeled as multilayer flow systems composed of high permeability fractured zones separated by less permeable depth intervals referred to as matrix zones. The multilayer or linear cross flow model is applied which considers lateral flow in all units. The vertical cross flow between the model layers is calculated...
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As geothermal energy usage becomes more conspicuous the long-term effects of thermal water extraction become more significant. The greatest extent of exploitation in East Hungary occurs in the area of Hajdúszoboszló and Debrecen. The extracted thermal water is utilized mainly by their baths. In this paper, the sustainability of this system was exam...
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There are different ways to define geothermal potential. At its simplest, geothermal potential is the yearly amount of recoverable geothermal energy. Another more specific definition limits geothermal potential to the recoverable energy produced by existing facilities operating continuously during a year. Yet another definition views geothermal pot...
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The Tokaj Mountains are one of the most well-known volcanic mountains in Hungary. They are located in the north-eastern part of the country. Their geology and mineralogy have been studied thoroughly, however we have just little knowledge about the hydrogeological features. Research on the hydraulics of groundwater and water-rock interactions have b...
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In the framework of an EEA Norway and EU grants project involving industrial and scientific partners, complex hydrogeological investigation and groundwater modeling of a regional transboundary aquifer between Hungary and Ukraine were carried out in 2010. To find a common groundwater management strategy, this challenging cooperation work was complet...
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The calculation of groundwater reserves in shaly sand aquifers requires a reliable estimation of effective porosity and permeability; the amount of shaliness as a related quantity can be determined from well log analysis. The conventionally used linear model, connecting the natural gamma-ray index to shale content, often gives only a rough estimate...
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Groundwater is frequently abstracted from wells with several screens or partially penetrating the aquifer. Such wells play significant role in groundwater production, drainage or remediation. The determination of the hydraulic behavior of wells, which are open to more than one depth zone or have short screen, is rather difficult. In this comparativ...
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The pressure dependence of the quality factor of acoustic waves is an extensively explored rock physical problem. To reasonably interpret laboratory measurements, a petrophysical model is required which provides the physical explanation of the nonlinear pressure dependence of the seismic quality factor. In this paper we highlight important features...