Chemicals in the Environment: Fate and Transport

Tropospheric chemical system.

A simplified diagram of the tropospheric chemical system. (Image courtesy of Academic Press: Figure 4-34 in Hemond, H. F., and E. J. Fechner. Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment. 2nd edition, 2000.)


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Fall 2004



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This core class in the Environmental M.Eng. program is for all students interested in the behavior of chemicals in the environment. The emphasis is on man-made chemicals; their movement through water, air, and soil; and their eventual fate. Physical transport, as well as chemical and biological sources and sinks, are discussed. Linkages to health effects, sources and control, and policy aspects are discussed and debated.

Harold Hemond, and Janet Chuang. 1.725J Chemicals in the Environment: Fate and Transport, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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