ENVIRON 540. Chemical Fate of Organic Compounds – Nicholas School Undergraduate Programs

ENVIRON 540. Chemical Fate of Organic Compounds

Instructor: Heather Stapleton
Curriculum Code: None
Credit: 1 unit
Course Travel?: No
Prerequisite: University-level general chemistry and organic chemistry within last four years

Equilibrium, kinetic, and analytical approaches applied to quantitative description of processes affecting the distribution and fate of anthropogenic and natural organic compounds in surface and ground waters, including chemical transfers between air, water, soils/sediments, and biota; and thermochemical and photochemical transformations. The relationships between organic compound structure and environmental behavior will be emphasized. Sampling, detection, identification, and quantification of organic compounds in the environment.