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.
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.
Green Chemistry and Engineering: A Versatile Research Perspective, S.K. Sharma, A. Mudhoo, and W. Zhang
Aliphatic Nitrocompounds as Versatile Building Blocks for the One-Pot Processes, R. Ballini, S. Gabrielli, and A. Palmieri
Smart Biomaterials: Decontamination of Toxic Metals from Wastewater—A Green Approach, P. Goyal and S. Srivastava
Opportunities and Challenges for Enzymatic Surface Modification of Synthetic Polymers, V. Babu, Shilpi, M. Gupta, and B. Choudhury
Green Chemistry as an Expression of Environmental Ethics, G.D. Bennett
Phytoremediation of Arsenic-Contaminated Environment: An Overview, A. Mudhoo, S.K. Sharma, Z.-Q. Lin, and O.P. Dhankher
Influence of Nitrates from Agricultural Mineral Fertilizers on Erythrocyte Antioxidant Systems in Infants, C. Pisoschi, I. Prejbeanu, C. Stanciulescu, O. Purcaru, and D. Tache
Microwave-Assisted Organic Reactions, A. Rauf and S. Sharma
Composting as a Bioremediation Technique for Hazardous Organic Contaminants, A. Mudhoo and R. Mohee
Policies Promoting Green Chemistry: Substitution Efforts in Europe, C. Dalhammar
Integrated Numerical Modeling Software Tools for the Efficient Project Management of Sustainable Development Works in Solid Waste, T.C. Koliopoulos
Necessity of Risk-Assessment Tools in Solid Waste Emissions in Analyzing Environment and Public Health Protection, G. Koliopoulou
Green Eluents in Chromatography, A. Mohammad and N. Haq
Ultrasound Applications in Biorenewables for Enhanced Bioenergy and Biofuel Production, S.K. Khanal, D. Takara, S. Nitayavardhana, B.P. Lamsal, and P. Shrestha
Microbes as Green and Eco-Friendly Nanofactories, R. Sanghi and P. Verma
Plant-Based Biofortifi cation: From Phytoremediation to Selenium-Enriched Agricultural Products, L. Ying, F. Li, X. Yin, and Z.-Q. Lin
Biocatalysis: Green Transformations of Nitrile Function, N. D’Antona and R. Morrone
Sustainability is rapidly moving from the wings to center stage. Overconsumption of nonrenewable and renewable resources, as well as the concomitant production of waste has brought the world to a crossroads. Green chemistry, along with other green sciences technologies, must play a leading role in bringing about a sustainable society. The Sustainability: Contributions through Science and Technology series focuses on the role science can play in developing technologies that lessen our environmental impact. This highly interdisciplinary series discusses significant and timely topics ranging from energy research to the implementation of sustainable technologies. Our intention is for scientists from a variety of disciplines to provide contributions that recognize how the development of green technologies affects the triple bottom line (society, economic, and environment). The series will be of interest to academics, researchers, professionals, business leaders, policy makers, and students, as well as individuals who want to know the basics of the science and technology of sustainability.