One-Day Training

“The Essential Green Chemistry Training” focuses on introducing the concept of Green Chemistry and its benefits. It has two sessions: one on the fundamentals of Green Chemistry (Module 1 and Module 2) and the other one in the area of research and innovations of Green Chemistry (Module 3 and Module 4). The training has a quiz that will help the user determine how well the knowledge was absorbed.

Workshop Goal

This one-day training raises the awareness of Green Chemistry, its role in society and opportunities in various research areas to workshop participants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the current role of chemicals in our society, environment and economy.
  • Review the twelve principles of Green Chemistry.
  • Explain the transformational role of catalysis on industry and the associated material and energy benefits.
  • Assess impacts of solvent usage and identify Green Chemistry alternative solvent systems and the subsequent benefits.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of various process feedstocks.
  • Identify ways to reduce/eliminate waste and identify its potential as a feedstock.
  • Knowledge of successful case study examples of Green Chemistry in industry and small businesses.

Training Duration: approximately 5 hours

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  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    This first module 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.

    Recommended time: 60 minutes

    Contents:
    Chemistry in Society

    • Chemicals and Health
    • Chemicals and Transportation
    • Chemicals and Communication
    • Chemicals and Economy

    Unintended consequences: Doing the right thing the wrong way

    • Use of pesticides in food production
    • Photovoltaics and rare/toxic metals
    • Water purification with acutely lethal substances

    Other Environmental Challenges

    • Population
    • Energy
    • Global Change
    • Resource Depletion
    • Food Supply
    • Toxics in the Environment

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  • The second module explains in detail 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 module also compares Green Chemistry based technologies to traditional techniques, showing that it is possible to reconcile high performance and yield with environmental concerns.

    Recommended time: 60 minutes

    Contents:
    Definition of Green Chemistry

    • Focus on Design

    Benefits of Green Chemistry

    • Environment
    • Human Health
    • Economics and
    • Competitiveness
    • Sustainability

    The Twelve Principles

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  • The third module 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.

    Recommended time: 90 minutes

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    Feedstock
    Catalysis
    Solvents
    Waste

    Contents:
    Feedstocks

    • Petroleum based economy
    • Energy consumption demands
    • Renewable vs depleting feedstocks
    • Biomass
    • CO2

    Catalysis

    • Definition of catalyst and its advantages
    • Towards greener catalyst (earth metals)
    • Enzymes

    Solvents

    • Why are solvents important?
    • Current hazards associated with solvents
    • Volume
    • Volatility
    • Water as a solvent
    • Other solvents
    • scCO2
    • Solvent-less reactions
    • Ionic liquids

    Waste

    • Definition of waste, types
    • Strategies to remove waste
    • When is waste not a waste

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  • The last module lists examples of innovations and techniques that follow Green Chemistry Principles in the global industry.

    Recommended time: 90 minutes

    Contents:

    • Case Study examples of Green Chemistry Application in Industry and Small Businesses

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  • 1. What is the Definition of Green Chemistry?

    Correct! Wrong!

    2. Which one is NOT a principle of Green Chemistry?

    Correct! Wrong!

    3. Green Chemistry focuses on reducing risks by:

    Correct! Wrong!

    4. What is a Catalyst?

    Correct! Wrong!

    5. Select the Green Chemistry solvent

    Correct! Wrong!

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