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CHAPTER 3

Sustainability Applied to Solvents

‘Sustainable’ as a word is too often used in a casual manner, and applied interchangeably with similar terms relating to life cycle analysis and greenness. The purpose of this chapter is to clarify the application of terminology, explaining how life cycle analysis contributes to environmental sustainability assessment, and how the impact of solvent production is considered through energy demand. Sustainability standards and certification for bio-based solvents and renewable feedstocks are considered, as are formal assessments of the (environmental) sustainability of different solvents.

Publication details


Print publication date
11 May 2017
Copyright year
2017
Print ISBN
978-1-78262-335-9
PDF eISBN
978-1-78262-403-5
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-155-6
From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series