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New Webinar Series: Introduction to Green Chemistry

The Global Green Chemistry Initiative has begun a new webinar series: Introduction to Green Chemistry.

The webinars teach the benefits of green chemistry which can lead to a more efficient production process, less waste, better product design, and ultimately a healthier economy and an overview of the science which will range from conceptual framework to social and environmental benefits which are aligned with sustainable development goals.

This webinar series is intended for regulatory bodies, specifically government representatives and policy makers, who are now facing pressures to better control risk and provide guidelines to industries that need to be compliant with international safety standards.

The following topics are covered in the three session webinar:

Session 1: The need for Green Chemistry From the Harber-Bosh process to findings in nanotechnology, advances in the chemical industry have had great impacts in human social organization. This session highlights the importance of the chemical industry in everyday life and shows how its development is closely linked to the changes in the global society and economics. It also acknowledges the many environmental problems born with these advances and discusses the current approaches and solutions to them. -Chemicals -Unintended Consequences -Environmental Challenges -Reducing Costs Session 2: Green Chemistry Definition and Principles The second session explains in the 12 Principles that define Green Chemistry as a field. The 12 Principles consist of guidelines for chemists to design chemical products and processes to reduce or eliminate the generation and use of hazardous substances. This session also compares green chemistry based technologies to traditional techniques, showing that it is possible to reconcile high performance and yield with environmental concerns. -Benefits of Green Chemistry -12 Principles of Green Chemistry Session 3: Areas of Green Chemistry The third session discusses the many aspects of research in Green Chemistry, highlighting the advances in technologies related to chemical feedstock, catalysis, solvents, and waste. It defines the importance of each one of these four aspects and establishes the connection between advances in these fields and the principles of Green Chemistry. -Energy/Renewable Feedstocks -Catalysis -Solvents -Waste

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