ESPM C128/ CE C116
Offered: Spring semesters
Description: This course covers the complex fluid, solid, and interfacial processes that govern the chemistry of soils. Come to learn the components of soil, the process of soil formation, and the way that soil chemistry affects the fate of nutrients and contaminants in the environment.
Offered: Fall semesters
Description: The unique physiochemical properties of solid-fluid interfaces governs critical environmental geochemical processes including adsorption and mineral growth and dissolution that influence nutrient and contaminant mobility. This course introduces the key properties and processes governing the surface chemistry of natural particles. We will discuss key methods available to characterize interfacial chemistry, and implement phenomenological and mechanistic modeling approaches used to describe and predict surface chemistry.