[F&ES 706a/F&ES 307/EVST 307]

Organic Pollutants in the Environment

Credits: 3 Fall 2015: Not Offered


An overview of the pollution problems posed by toxic organic chemicals, including petroleum, pesticides, PCBs, dioxins, chlorinated solvents, and emerging contaminants. Processes governing the environmental fate of organic pollutants, e.g., evaporation, bioconcentration, sorption, biodegradation. Technologies for prevention and remediation of organic pollution.