Four-Days Training

The “Expert training on Green Chemistry” has four long sessions. It aims to expand the knowledge on the concept of Green Chemistry including origins, technologies and how it drives environmental and economic goals for societal benefits with practical and tangible examples. At the end of the training, you will:

  • Have an in-depth understanding of Green Chemistry, including origins, technologies and how it drives environmental and economic goals for societal benefits.
  • Be a Green Chemistry facilitator and be able to disseminate green chemistry to your networks by using practical and tangible examples that encourage the change.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the historical and current view of the society, economy and environment on sustainability.
  • Define sustainability and its role as a business driver.
  • Describe myths for businesses when integrating sustainability into their organizations.
  • Recognize tools to measure sustainability.
  • Understand the role of chemicals in the society, economy and environment.
  • Recognize how chemicals can positively and negatively impact the world.

Overall Duration: Approximately 6 hours

Sustainability

Contents:

  1. Sustainability – Myths and Facts
  2. Society, Economy, and the Environment
  3. Business and Sustainability
  4. Applying Green Chemistry to Management
  5. Different Models of Sustainability
  6. Case Study: The Interface Company
  7. Processes for Reporting and Measuring Sustainable Actions
  8. Life Cycle Assessment – Definitions & Examples

Recommended time: 4.5 hours

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Disasters, Accidents & Unintended Consequences

Contents:

  1. Chemical and Industrial Accidents
  2. Unintended Consequences
  3. Green Chemistry is Everybody’s Job
  4. Perspective and Context
  5. Green Chemistry — Where do we go from here?

Recommended time: 1.5 hours

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Review the definition and the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry.
  • Describe the benefits of Green Chemistry in the society, economy and environment.
  • Analyze the efficiency of various approaches to chemical design.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of various process feedstocks.

Overall Duration: Approximately 6 hours

Green Chemistry – Definition and Benefits

Contents

  1. Green Chemistry and Design Criteria
  2. Chemical Design
    a. Current Innovations in Chemical Design
  3. Green Chemistry Design in Other Fields
  4. The Market for Green Chemistry
  5. Green Chemistry Benefits are In Demand
  6. Applications of Green Chemistry – Examples

Recommended time: 1.5 hours

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12 Principles

Contents:

  1. The Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry
  2. Industrial Examples of Green Chemistry

Recommended time: 3 hours

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Renewable Feedstocks

Contents:

  1. Energy and Feedstock Consumption
  2. Petroleum
  3. Renewable Feedstocks
  4. Renewable Feedstocks as a Source of Energy
  5. First, Second, and Third Generation Feedstocks
  6. The Advantages and Drawbacks of Biofuel

Recommended time: 1.5 hours

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Explain the transformational role of catalysis on industry and the associated material and energy benefits, including biocatalysts.
  • Assess impacts of solvent usage and identify Green Chemistry alternative solvent systems and the subsequent benefits.
  • Discuss the ways to process waste and identify its potential as a feedstock.
  • Identify different metrics in Green Chemistry for implementing best practices.

Overall Duration: Approximately 6 hours

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Solvents
Catalysts
Waste

Exercise
Solvents
Biodegradation
Additional material: Team 1; Team 2; Team 3; Team 4

Catalysis

Contents

  1. Activation Energy for Reaction
  2. What is a Catalyst?
  3. Types of Catalysts
  4. Catalysts and Sustainability
  5. Important Improvements Using Catalysts
  6. Enzymatic Reactions
  7. Examples and Considerations

Recommended time: 1.5 hours

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Solvents

Contents:

  1. What are solvents and how are they used?
  2. Conventional Solvents
  3. Alternative Solvents
  4. Solvent Selection
  5. Solvent Replacement
  6. Exercise

Recommended time: 1.5 hours

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Waste Prevention

Contents:

  1. The Waste Treatment Pyramid
  2. Reduced Solvent Use
  3. Waste as a Feedstock
  4. Biodegradation of Waste
  5. Designing Processes to Include Biodegradation of Waste
  6. Exercise

Recommended time: 1.5 hours

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Metrics

Contents:

  1. Why do We Need Metrics in Green Chemistry?
  2. Established Metrics in Green Chemistry
  3. Additional Metrics Used in Green Chemistry

Recommended time: 1.5 hours

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Identify estimation tools that integrate the chemical properties and toxicological data for chemical design.
  • Recognize the role of Green Chemistry in innovation, both incremental and transformational.
  • Review the path from theory to practice.
  • Knowledge of successful case study examples of Green Chemistry in industry and small businesses.

Overall Duration: Approximately 6 hours

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Safer Molecules

Exercise
ADME

Design for Reduced Hazard

Contents

  1. Hazard and Risk — Past and Present
  2. Toxicology
  3. Asserting Hazards and Exposure
    a. What Happens When You’re Exposed?
  4. Hazard Minimization Through Molecular Design
  5. QSAR — Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship
  6. Exercise

Recommended time: 3 hours

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Theory to Practice

Contents:

  1. Implementation: Why, What, and How
  2. Understanding Context
    a. Green Chemistry in the Marketplace
  3. Identifying Opportunities
    a. Life Cycle and Green Chemistry Principles as a Guide to Finding Opportunities
  4. Delivering Innovation
  5. Green Chemistry Strategies at All Stages
    a. Green Chemistry Assessment Tool
  6. How to Proceed: Moving Forward

Recommended time: 1.5 hours

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Innovation

Contents:

  1. Transformative Innovation
  2. Nature as Inspiration
  3. Design Challenges
    a. Color
  4. There is Still More We Can Learn From Nature

Recommended time: 1.5 hours

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