Introduction to Green Chemistry techniques

The design of chemical products poses numerous challenges in chemistry such as non-ideal conversion, competing reactions, hazardous chemicals, raw material impurities, etc. This presentation provides an overview of Green Chemistry techniques to improve material efficiency, reduce pollution intensity, and also produce safer products and processes. It  provides an overview of Green Chemistry & Green Engineering design principles as well as guidelines for Green Chemistry metrics, material selection and reaction conditions. Since Green Chemistry & Green Engineering are often applied together, common design principles are also shown.

 

Introduction to Green Chemistry techniques

Key Messages

Green Chemistry and Green Engineering should be integrated to make green products using green processes. All design principles can be grouped in three guiding design principles:

  • Design systems holistically and use life cycle thinking
  • Eliminate and minimize hazards and pollution
  • Maximize resource efficiency

Green Chemistry can be applied in a practical way using the following parameters: 

  • Green Chemistry metrics
  • Material selection
  • Reactions conditions
Content
  • Examples of Green Chemistry & Green Engineering
  • Green Chemistry & Green Engineering design principles
  • Overview of Green Chemistry techniques:
    • Green Chemistry metrics
    • Material selection
    • Reaction conditions
  • Key messages