Chemicals in the Environment (Fate and Transport) OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Grad-Level Environmental Engineering Course by MIT

Published Jan 05, 2009

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'Chemicals in the Environment (Fate and Transport)' is a core requirement for MIT's Master of Environmental Engineering degree program. You can take it free through OpenCourseWare, studying the way man-made chemicals are transported through air and water systems. Any student interested in how these chemicals behave in the environment may benefit, but a good engineering background will be necessary for success.

Chemicals in the Environment (Fate and Transport): Course Specifics

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Chemicals in the Environment (Fate and Transport): Course Description

The Civil and Environmental Engineering department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is pleased to offer Professor Harold Hemond's for free, through OpenCourseWare. Learn how uncontained chemicals move in water through the mechanisms of dispersion, advection and the flows of rivers, lakes, aquifers and other bodies. Study their movement in air as you learn about global, synoptic and local scale circulation and Gaussian plumes. Professor Hemond literally wrote the book on this subject, Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment, and you will need to buy it for this course. This course provides a foundation in understanding how chemicals interact with each other and other substances in the environment. It is only with this understanding that students will be able to succeed in further studies in environmental science and related fields.

Lecture notes, assignments and sample exams are available online. If you find chemicals in the environment a fascinating problem, visit the chemicals in the environment course page.

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