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Introductory chapter: Understanding green chemistry principles for extraction of green solvents

Publication Type : Book

Publisher : Elsevier

Source : Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science

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Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Physical Sciences

Department : Department of Sciences

Year : 2023

Abstract : Green chemistry, a continuously evolving interdisciplinary science, is viewed as one of the important tools in green manufacturing and achieving sustainability in the long term. Perhaps, the field of chemistry and chemical engineering integrated with sustainability are seen as compelling foundations to transform the conventional design into the green design. This paradigm shift is due to the growing demand of society to rely on green manufacturing businesses. The stakeholders such as industrial sectors, research, and academic centers are seen as the key drivers for promoting green chemistry. The fact that green chemistry is not about cleaning up pollution, enables one to comprehend that green chemistry is not an end of pipe solution but an objective instead. Thus, green chemistry research is presumed to be incorporated in the design phase of a chemical process rather than the implementation phase. For the same reason, the use of green solvents and the research on green extraction technologies received wider attention these days. The subject encompasses a set of 12 principles that are designed to focus more on material and process design that leads to safer products including green solvents. Interestingly, most of the green chemistry principles fall under the material process design. Green chemistry is a design approach and is a cleaner and smarter way to prevent pollution and build sustainable living. To appreciate and implement the green chemistry principles for the preparation of green solvents a deeper insight into the subject is very crucial. This chapter, therefore, put forwards and explores the 12 basic green chemistry principles with a short history through robust examples and case studies at appropriate instances. This perspective enlightens one to acquire background knowledge on green chemistry and practice sustainable extraction technologies for manufacturing green solvents.

Cite this Research Publication : Kamaraj Nithya, Asha Sathish "Introductory chapter: Understanding green chemistry principles for extraction of green solvents",Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science, Elsevier,2023

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