Carnegie Mellon University

Fate, Transport & Physicochemical Processes of Organic Contaminants in Aqua Systems

Course Number: 12-725

Examination of the major physical and chemical processes affecting the fate and treatment of organic compounds nanoparticles in aquatic systems. The emphasis is on anthropogenic organic compounds. The course will review some concepts from physical organic chemistry, and examine the relationships between chemical structure, properties, and environmental behavior of organic compounds. Chemical processes important to the fate, treatment, and biotransformation of specific organic compounds are addressed. Two laboratory sessions illustrate measurement techniques for organic compounds in water. 12-702 is a co- req for non-environmental engineers or students who have not had and environmental engineering undergraduate course

Semester(s): Spring
Units: 12