EES1105H Soil Contamination Chemistry

This course will present fundamental chemical concepts and reactions that occur in soils with emphasis on contaminant behavior. The basics of soil chemistry will be introduced and the processes that relate to: quantities, attenuation, sequestration, and movement of ions, heavy metals, and organic molecules in terrestrial environments will be addressed in detail. Students will become familiar with geochemical computer models and these models will be used to predict the behavior of ions in soil. Soil chemical characteristics, which can be used to predict the fate of contaminants in terrestrial environments, will also be presented.

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This course is not being offered in the 2022-23 academic period.