Advancing Sustainability Through Green Chemistry and Engineering
Advancing Sustainability through Green Chemistry and Engineering focuses on the role that green chemistry and engineering plays within the field of sustainable development and on the innovations that are bringing the world closer to being a sustainable society. This book explores the frontiers of pollution prevention through technologies that are at the forefront of green chemistry and engineering. Topics covered include environmentally benign synthesis, pharmaceuticals, greener solvents, and bio-based synthesis and processing. As such, this volume illustrates that green chemistry and engineering are having pronounced impacts in a wide range of areas within chemical design, manufacture, and use. Each chapter provides an in-depth treatment of the technical aspects of a specific green chemistry and engineering innovation. It shows how research can be used in practical industrial applications, such as decreasing energy consumption, decreasing the use of toxic and persistent materials, and decreasing the consumption of non-renewable resources.
Additionally, this book will serve both as a guide for improving current industrial practices and for designing future industrial systems such as eco-industrial parks.