The emerging field of green chemistry has a profound impact on chemical industry through the design of more benign products and processes. Green chemistry, sometimes called sustainable chemistry, is guided by a set of principles that lead chemists and engineers to choose more environmentally friendly pathways throughout the life cycle of a product. In this short course, Dr. Sarah Kennedy will discuss the history and importance of green chemistry. The advantages of designing green processes and products will be explored by reading successful industrial case studies. Metrics, such as atom economy and E-factor, will be defined to provide guidance for evaluating the overall greenness of competing processes. Examples of green alternatives, including catalysts, benign solvents, alternative energy sources and feedstock choice will be presented in context of chemical production. Online and print references will be discussed. The workshop will wrap up with discussion amongst participants to generate ideas about how to incorporate green chemistry for their specific industrial application.
The leader of this course, Dr. Sarah A. Kennedy, professor of chemistry at Westminster College, has taught Green Chemistry and participated in an educational green chemistry workshop at the University of Oregon. With experience in the polymer industry, Dr. Kennedy has perspective from both industry and academia. Participants in this 1-day short course will learn basics of green chemistry and leave with a toolbox of metrics and examples to help guide their implementation of sustainable chemistry.
Register by mailing a copy of the REGISTRATION FORM. Send it with a payment of $995 to secure your attendance. Hotel information and a map will be sent to confirm your registration. Please list your special interest(s) on the registration form. Enrollment is limited to assure your maximum course benefits. On-site PACS courses are available (most PACS courses can be provided at your time and place). Telephone Henry Nowicki or Barb Sherman at 1.724.457.6576 if you need further information. PACS also provides laboratory testing and consulting services.
To read recent articles written by Dr. Kennedy go to Water Conditioning & Purification magazine home page at www.wcponline.com and put "Sarah Kennedy" in the search box.
The following questions will be answered through lecture, discussion and activities.
Course participants are encouraged to e-mail questions to Dr. Henry Nowicki at
Please NOTE: List your special interest on the registration form. We will try to accommodate your interest. PACS also provides internet consulting information at http://pacslabs.com
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