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CEE 6590 Environmental Organic Chemistry

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  • Instructor: Damian Helbling
  • Dept: Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Address: 273 Hollister Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-5146
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Lecture: MWF 9:05am-9:55am HLS 162

Spring.  3 credits.

Prerequisite: undergraduate level course in general chemistry and CEE 6530.      


This course examines the major physical and chemical processes affecting the transport, fate, and treatment of organic chemicals in aquatic systems, including volatilization, sorption/attachment, diffusion, and transformation reactions. The emphasis is on anthropogenic legacy chemicals and chemicals of emerging concern such pharmaceuticals and
personal care products. The course examines the relationships between chemical structure, properties, and environmental behavior. Equilibrium and kinetic models based on these principles are used to predict the fate and transport of organic contaminants in the environment.

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