Transport Processes in the Environment

Dye being released into an Oregon river.

Dye Study photograph of the Lower Bull Run River of Oregon. (Photograph courtesy of Prof. Scott A. Wells, Portland State University.)


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1.061 / 1.61

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Fall 2008



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This class serves as an introduction to mass transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. The class will cover the derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Class topics to be covered will include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange and particle transport.

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Heidi Nepf. 1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment. Fall 2008. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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