This course introduces quantitative approaches to describe the behaviour of organic chemicals in the environment. Building upon a quantitative treatment of equilibrium partitioning and kinetically controlled transfer processes of organic compounds between gaseous, liquid and solid phases of environmental significance, students will learn how to build, use and evaluate simulation models of organic chemical fate in the environment. The course will provide hands-on experience with a variety of such models.
Permission of the instructor. Normally recommended for individuals who have completed 15.0 credits, including at least 1.0 credit at the C-level in CHM courses, and who are enrolled in one of the Chemistry programs.