ENV 706b/F&ES 307/EVST 307 / 2020-2021

Organic Pollutants in the Environment

Credits: 3

Spring 2021: Time and location TBA
 

 

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.