Module 07 – Environmental Fate, Persistence, and Biodegradation
This module contains an introduction to the concepts of fate, persistence, and biodegradation. Students will learn about: classes of molecules that persist in the environment; different types of degradation and their critical role in the environment and society; and parameters that affect biodegradation rate. Part II of this module is a full case study entirely based on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The remaining lecture slides also contain multiple in-class discussions, activities, and smaller case studies.
- “7ABC – Environmental Fate, Persistence and Biodegradation” (3-4 hours)
- Lesson Plans:
- For all lectures
- Supplementary Information:
- Deepwater Horizon oil spill full case study (1 hour)
- Materials for students to complete the case study assignment
Keywords: fate, persistence, biodegradation, organic chemistry, general chemistry, environmental chemistry.
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