ESC 503 - Transport of Pollutants in the Environment

Introduction to fate and transport processes in the environment. Pollutant distribution among phases; solubility, volatilization, adsorption. Equilibrium partitioning among different phases; fugacity modeling. Modeling of physical transport mechanisms; advection, molecular diffusion, dispersion. Application of transport processes to surface waters, the subsurface and the atmosphere. Air-water exchange, non-aqueous phase liquids.