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The modern human revolves around energy, whether it is used for manufacturing, transporting or communicating. In this video, we explain the important role Green Chemistry plays in terms of new energy generation and energy storage technologies.
Waste prevention is one of the central concerns of Green Chemistry. In this video, we show the various ways of dealing with waste, and how reducing waste throughout every stage of the production process becomes of great importance.
The design of safer molecules is an essential aspect of Green Chemistry, especially when it comes to hazard reduction. In this video we discuss the importance of the principle of Safer Molecules for both human and environmental health.
Feedstocks are essential to human activities as they generate, when industrially processed, a huge array of products that are part of daily life. While oil is the most used feedstock given its great versatility, its extensive use has brought significant environmental impacts and insecurity about its availability. In this video, we show how Green Chemistry has been approaching different issues associated with the use of environmental unfriendly feedstocks.
Solvents are essential to promote a variety of reactions in various industrial processes. While there are solvents which represent a hazard to humans and the environment, in this video we show how Green Chemistry research pushes the boundaries of cleaner and safer solvents.
Catalysts provide great improvements to industrial chemical processes in terms of speed and waste prevention. In this video, we show the important role catalysts play in industrial processes and in Green Chemistry.
Green Chemistry is known for promoting sustainable development and harmonizing modern economies and the environment; however, few know about the tremendous economic benefits that result from technologies developed through this field. In this hypothetical business case study, we show how the application of Green Chemistry principles can bring benefits to virtually every stage of the production process.
In this video Professor Paul T. Anastas, Director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale introduces the goals of Green Chemistry and its crucial importance to revert the degrading chemical processes that have been in use for over 200 years. Professor Anastas also mentions the diverse applicability of Green Chemistry, listing the various industrial sectors in which it can be used, and expresses his excitement about the great prospects in this field.