Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

ESM 479 Fate and Transport of Toxics in the Environment

Chemical, physical, and biological principles that govern the behavior of toxic materials such as heavy metals and synthetic organic compounds in the environment. Course emphasizes practical ways to represent chemical processes in models of pollutant behavior. Topics include: adsorption of pollutants on soils and sediments; transport across sediment-water and air-water interfaces; bioamplification of pollutants; multiphase fugacity models of organics; case studies of contaminated surface water, sediment and groundwater. Also offered for graduate-level credit as ESM 579; this course is the same as CE 479/579; course may be taken only once for credit.




Recommended prerequisite: senior or graduate standing.
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  • 400