Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

CE 579 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. This is the same course as ESM 579 and may be taken only once for credit.



Cross Listed Courses

ESM 579


senior or graduate standing.
  • Up one level
  • 500