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Green Chemistry for Environmental Sustainability (Sustainability)by Sanjay K. Sharma
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When the Nobel Prize Committee recognized the importance of green chemistry with its 2005 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, this relatively new science came into its own. Although no concerted agreement has been reached yet about the exact content and limits of this interdisciplinary discipline, there seems to be increasing interest in environmental topics that are based on the chemistry embodied in this subject. Linking green chemistry practice to environmental sustainability, Green Chemistry for Environmental Sustainability illustrates the efforts being made to remediate a scathed environment into a pristine one. Links Green Chemistry Practice to Environmental Sustainability
Eminent international experts present research on and the application of green chemistry and engineering in addressing current issues of an environmental and social nature. They cover sustainable development and environmental sustainability with chapters on green chemistry and engineering research, the design and synthesis of environmentally benign chemical processes, green approaches to minimize and/or remediate environmental pollution, the development of biomaterials, biofuel, and bioenergy production, biocatalysis, and policies and ethics in green chemistry. The book also explores economics, environmentally benign technologies for greener processes, computational methods and modeling, and green approaches to minimize air and water.
Green chemistry has brought a relatively prompt and positive paradigm shift in the overall use and management of natural resources and raw materials for the development of society with a subtle promise to cause far less pronounced harm to the environment. This text provides insight into the chemical and biochemical technologies that are being studied, optimized, and eventually developed to promote environmental sustainability. It provides up-to-date information on selected fields where the principles of green chemistry are being embraced for safeguarding and improving the quality of the environment.
Book News Annotation:
Green chemistry, as editors Sharma (chemistry and environmental engineering, Institute of Engineering and Technology, India) and Mudhoo (chemical and environmental engineering, U. of Mauritius) explain in their introduction, is not significantly different from regular chemistry except for the integration of such principles as the prevention of waste, the incorporation all materials into the final product, minimization of toxicity, design for energy efficiency, use of renewable feedstocks, reduction of derivatives, preference for catalytic versus stoichiometric reagents, development of methodologies for real-time analysis for the reduction of hazardous substances, and reduction of risk of chemical accidents. In this volume, they present 16 papers discussing various topics within the field, examples of which include smart biomaterials for the decontamination of toxic metals from wastewater, green chemistry as an expression of environmental ethics, phytoremediation of arsenic-contamination in the environment, the influence of nitrates from agricultural mineral fertilizers on erythrocyte antioxidant systems in infants, microwave-assisted organic reactions, policies promoting green chemistry in Europe, and microbes as green and eco-friendly nanofactories. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
By adopting green chemistry principles and methodologies, researchers can devise new processes to help protect the environment from further damage. In this book, eminent international experts in green chemistry, green engineering, and environmental sustainability discuss the fundamentals of green chemistry and address current issues of social concern. The text covers sustainable development through green engineering, sustainable economics, environmentally benign technologies for greener processes, computational methods and modeling, environmental ethics, and green approaches to minimize air, water, soil, marine, noise, thermal and nuclear pollution.
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