1.725J | Fall 2004 | Graduate

Chemicals in the Environment: Fate and Transport


All readings in the table below are from the required text:

Hemond, H. F., and E. J. Fechner. Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment. 2nd ed. Academic Press, 2000. ISBN: 0123402751.

1 Control Volumes
Mass Balance
Advective/Dispersive Transport
Read through p. 25
2 Chemical Equilibria
Mass Action
Mass Conservation
3 Chemical Kinetics
Read through p. 137
4 River Transport  
5 Lakes and Wetlands
6 Sediment Transport
Bottom Sediments
7 Air-Water Exchange Read through p. 160
8 Major Ion Chemistry of Natural Waters  
9 Ecosystem Characteristics
Redox Chemistry
Read through p. 175
10 Redox Chemistry in Ecosystems  
11 BOD/DO Modeling
Microbial Kinetics
Read through p. 220
12 Photochemistry
  Quiz 1  
13 Groundwater and Aquifers
Darcy’s Law
Flow Nets
14 Wells
Capture Curves
Read through p. 297
15 Transient Well Hydraulics
Transport and Retardation
16 Unsaturated Zone Flow
Read through p. 346
17 Biodegradation
18 Atmospheric Structure
Adiabatic Lapse Rates
Read through p. 398
19 Global, Synoptic, Local Scale Circulation  
20 Gaussian Plume Modeling
Deposition Processes
21 Tropospheric Chemistry
Acid Deposition
22 Stratospheric Chemistry
Radiative Activity of Gases
23 Court Case I  
24 Court Case II  

Other References

Driscoll, F. Groundwater and Wells. New York, NY: Reynolds Guyar, 1986. ISBN: 0961645601.

Freeze, R. A., and J. A. Cherry. Groundwater. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1979. ISBN: 0133653129.

Morel, F. M. M., and J. G. Hering. Principles and Application of Aquatic Chemistry. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1993. ISBN: 0471548960.

Reid, G., and R. Wood. Ecology of Inland Waters and Estuaries. New York, NY: Van Nostrand, 1976. ISBN: 0442176058.

Schwarzenbach, R. P., P. M. Gschwend, and D. M. Imboden. Environmental Organic Chemistry. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1993. ISBN: 0471125881.

Stern, A. C., R. W. Boubel, D. B. Turner, and D. L. Fox. Fundamentals of Air Pollution. Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 1984. ISBN: 0121189309.

Stumm, W., and J. J. Morgan. Aquatic Chemistry. 2nd ed. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1981. ISBN: 0471511846.

Thibodeaux, L. Chemodynamics. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1979. ISBN: 0471612952.

Wayne, R. P. Chemistry of Atmospheres. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1991. ISBN: 0198555717.

Wetzel, R. G. Limnology Saunders. Orlando, FL: Harcourt Brace, 1983. ISBN: 0030579139.

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Fall 2004
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