Green Chemistry: An Introductory Text: Edition 2 Author: Mike Lancaster

About this book

Sustainable development and environmental issues are at the forefront of public and Government concern. Chemistry and Chemical Engineering may offer the solution to many of these challenges, but chemicals can also be part of the problem. Green chemistry aims to provide environmentally benign products from sustainable resources, using processes that do not harm people or the environment. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, this introduction to green chemistry encourages new ways of thinking about how products and processes are developed. These include methods of waste minimization, use of renewable feed stocks and the role of catalysis in reducing raw material use. The text is easy to understand and particularly relevant to courses on . It includes case studies and real examples from industry to demonstrate how the techniques work in practice.

Book content

  • Chapter 1: Principles and Concepts of Green Chemistry
  • Chapter 2: Waste: Production, Problems, and Prevention
  • Chapter 3: Measuring and Controlling Environmental Performance
  • Chapter 4: Catalysis and Green Chemistry
  • Chapter 5: Organic Solvents: Environmentally Benign Solutions
  • Chapter 6: Renewable Resources
  • Chapter 7: Emerging Greener Technologies and Alternative Energy Sources
  • Chapter 8: Designing Greener Processes
  • Chapter 9: Industrial Case Studies
  • Chapter 10: The FutureƆs Green: An Integrated Approach to a Greener Chemical Industry
  • Subject Index
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20 May 2010
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Author information

Mike Lancaster has more than 20 years experience in the chemical industry, mainly with BP in a variety of R&D and Business Management roles. He established the Green Chemistry Network and a Masters course in Clean Technology at the University of York. He has spent the last 6 years with the Chemical Industries Association and has been heavily involved in developing and promoting the sustainable development agenda.