Sustainable development is now accepted as a necessary goal for achieving societal, economic and environmental objectives. Within this chemistry has a vital role to play.
The chemical industry is successful but traditionally success has come at a heavy cost to the environment. The challenge for chemists and others is to develop new products, processes and services that achieve societal, economic and environmental benefits.
This requires an approach that reduces the materials and energy intensity of chemical processes and products; minimises the dispersion of harmful chemicals in the environment; maximises the use of renewable resources and extends the durability and recyclability of products in a way that increases industrial competitiveness as well as improve its tarnished image.
'The editors, who are also the editors of Green Chemistry Journal have done an outstanding job in getting a group of distinguished authors to contribute to this excellent text.'
Trevor Laird, Organic Process R & D
2 Incentives for Using Green Chemistry and the Presentation of An Approach for Green Chemical Design.
3 Green Product Design.
4 Application of Green Metrics Analysis to Chemical Reactions and Synthesis Plans.
5 Mass balances and life cycle assessment.
6 Process metrics.
7 Application of life cycle assessment in process development.
8 Tools and Strategies for Greening Chemical Inventories in Small Businesses