[F&ES 706a/F&ES 307/EVST 307] / 2017-2018

Organic Pollutants in the Environment

Credits: 3
Fall 2017: 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. Previous experience with organic chemistry is not required.