Portal:Green chemistry


Part of the School of Chemistry
School of Green chemistry

Green chemistry is a philosophy encouraging the design of products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances. Whereas environmental chemistry is the chemistry of the natural environment, and of pollutant chemicals in nature, green chemistry seeks to reduce and prevent pollution at its source. In 1990 the Pollution Prevention Act was passed in the United States. This act helped create a modus operandi for dealing with pollution in an original and innovative way. Green chemistry is also interested in the innovation of chemical processes to reduce or eliminate the use and production of hazardous waste in chemical processes.

School news and current events
School news
  • Jul 14, 2013 - Department undergoes re-design (under School of Chemistry renovation)
  • Feb 23, 2007 - Department of Green Chemistry founded!
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Learning Resources
  • Green Chemistry: An Introductory Text (M. Lancaster) (ISBN 978-1847558732)
  • Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice (P.T. Anastas and J.C. Warner) (ISBN 978-0198506980)
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