Designing materials for easy degradation is one of the twelve principles of green chemistry. It aims to purposely design and make products that break down into non-harmful constituents that do not persist in the environment or get magnified in the food chain. Many of the synthetic polymer chemicals we use on a daily… Continue reading »
Solvents are indispensable in chemistry. Not only do they facilitate the dissipation of other substances (especially solids) into a more fluid form, but they also allow us to create the different concentrations necessary for precise reactions. As well as being essential to chemistry and chemical manufacturing, solvents are used in food preparations and… Continue reading »
Many aspects of the chemical manufacturing industry have already integrated sustainable, environment-friendly practices. In fact, using renewable feedstock in chemical manufacturing is one of the twelve principles of green chemistry. As the name implies, a renewable resource can be used several times without being significantly depleted. It can also be replenished quickly without… Continue reading »
Many consumer and industrial chemical products are harmful to the environment when used or disposed of. Some also produce hazardous byproducts during the manufacturing process itself. The good news is that it’s possible to minimise, if not eliminate, many of the detrimental effects by using alternative feedstocks and making the production process more… Continue reading »
Sustainable chemistry is a broad term that encompasses all environmentally-friendly practices in chemistry. These include minimising the carbon footprint and designing efficient chemical processes that produce the least possible amount of waste products. Sustainable chemistry is almost synonymous and interchangeable with green chemistry, although the latter is a more specific and distinct discipline.… Continue reading »
Preventing excessive waste byproducts in chemical processes, particularly on an industrial scale, is both cost-effective and environmentally friendly. It’s also the second principle of green chemistry, otherwise known as the atom economy principle. Put simply, this principle aims to maximise the amount of atoms in a reactant that turn into the desired final… Continue reading »
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