Green Chemistry An Introductory Text

ISBN-10: 1847558739
ISBN-13: 9781847558732
Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry, The
Publication date: 5/20/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

New chemistry graduates have to meet society's demand for products with increased benefits, but without detrimental effects on the environment. This student text outlines the basic concepts of green metrics and environmentally-sensitive process design.

Principles and Concepts of Green Chemistry
Introduction
Sustainable Development and Green Chemistry
Green Engineering
Atom Economy
Atom Economic Reactions
Rearrangement Reactions
Addition Reactions
Atom Un-economic Reactions
Substitution Reactions
Elimination Reactions
Wittig Reactions
Reducing Toxicity
Measuring Toxicity
Review Questions
Further Reading
Waste: Production, Problems, and Prevention
Introduction
Some Problems Caused by Waste
Sources of Waste from the Chemical Industry
Cost of Waste
Waste Minimization Techniques
The Team Approach to Waste Minimization
Process Design for Waste Minimization
Minimizing Waste from Existing Processes
On-site Waste Treatment
Physical Treatment
Chemical Treatment
Biotreatment Plants
Design for Degradation
Degradation and Surfactants
DDT
Polymers
Some Rules for Degradation
Polymer Recycling
Separation and Sorting
Incineration
Mechanical Recycling
Chemical Recycling to Monomers
Review Questions
Further Reading
Measuring and Controlling Environmental Performance
The Importance of Measurement
Lactic Acid Production
Safer Gasoline
Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment
Four Stages of LCA
Carbon Footprinting
Green Process Metrics
Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
ISO 14001
The European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)
Eco-Labels
Legislation
Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC)
Reach
Review Questions
Further Reading
Catalysis and Green Chemistry
Introduction to Catalysis
Comparison of Catalyst Types
Heterogeneous Catalysts
Basics of Heterogeneous Catalysis
Zeolites and the Bulk Chemical Industry
Heterogeneous Catalysis in the Fine Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries
Catalytic Converters
Homogeneous Catalysts
Transition Metal Catalysts with Phosphine or Carbonyl Ligands
Greener Lewis Acids
Asymmetric Catalysis
Phase Transfer Catalysis
Hazard Reduction
C-C Bond Formation
Oxidation using Hydrogen Peroxide
Biocatalysis
Photocatalysis
Conclusions
Review Questions
Further Reading
Organic Solvents: Environmentally Benign Solutions
Organic Solvents and Volatile Organic Compounds
Solvent-free Systems
Supercritical Fluids
Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (scCO<sub>2</sub>)
Supercritical Water
Water as a Reaction Solvent
Water Based Coatings
Ionic Liquids
Ionic Liquids as Catalysts
Ionic Liquids as Solvents
Fluorous Biphase Solvents
Comparing Greenness of Solvents
Conclusions
Review Questions
Further Reading
Renewable Resources
Biomass as a Renewable Resource
Energy
Fossil Fuels
Energy from Biomass
Solar Power
Other Forms of Renewable Energy
Fuel Cells
Chemicals from Renewable Feedstocks
Chemicals from Fatly Acids
Polymers from Renewable Resources
Some Other Chemicals from Natural Resources
Alternative Economies
Syngas Economy
Hydrogen Economy
Biorefinery
Conclusions
Review Questions
Further Reading
Emerging Greener Technologies and Alternative Energy Sources
Design for Energy Efficiency
Photochemical Reactions
Advantages of and Challenges Faced by Photochemical Processes
Examples of Photochemical Reactions
Chemistry using Microwaves
Microwave Heating
Microwave-assisted Reactions
Sonochemistry
Sonochemistry and Green Chemistry
Electrochemical Synthesis
Examples of Electrochemical Synthesis
Conclusions
Review Questions
Further Reading
Designing Greener Processes
Introduction
Conventional Reactors
Batch Reactors
Continuous Reactors
Inherently Safer Design
Minimization
Simplification
Substitution
Moderation
Limitation
Process Intensification
Some PI Equipment
Some Example of Intensified Processes
In-process Monitoring
Near-infrared Spectroscopy
Process Safety
Review Questions
Further Reading
Industrial Case Studies
Introduction
Methyl Methacrylate
Greening of Acetic Acid Manufacture
EPDM Rubbers
Vitamin C
Leather Manufacture
Tanning
Fatliquoring
Dyeing to be Green
Some Manufacturing Improvements
Dye Application
Polyethylene
Radical Process
Ziegler-Natta Catalysis
Metallocene Catalysis
Post Metallocene Catalysts
Eco-friendly Pesticides
Insecticides
Epichlorohydrin
Review Questions
The Future's Green: An Integrated Approach to a Greener Chemical Industry
Society and Sustainability
Barriers & Drivers
Role of Legislation
Green Chemical Supply Strategies
Greener Energy
Conclusions
Review Questions
Further Reading
Subject Index

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