Green Chemistry and Engineering A Pathway to Sustainability

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-11-04
  • Publisher: Wiley-AIChE
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Although many were skeptical of the green chemistry movement at first, it has become a multimillion-dollar business. In preventing the creation of hazardous wastes, laboratories and corporations can save millions in clean up efforts and related health costs. This book supplies students with concepts commonly taught in undergraduate general chemistry and general engineering courses, but with a green perspective. It is unique in presenting an integrated discussion of green chemistry and engineering from first principles not as an afterthought. Real-world examples show creative problem solving based on the latest issues.

Author Biography

ANNE E. MARTEEL-PARRISH, PhD, is Chair of the Chemistry Department at Washington College, in Maryland, and the inaugural holder of the college's Frank J. Creegan Chair in Green Chemistry. Among her honors, Dr. Marteel-Parrish is the recipient of the American Chemical Society's Committee on Environmental Improvement Award for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education.

MARTIN A. ABRAHAM, PhD, is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Founding Dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Youngstown State University. A Fellow of the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Dr. Abraham maintains an active research program in reaction engineering and catalysis. He also serves as Editor for the AIChE's quarterly journal Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Understanding the Issues

1 A brief history of chemistry

2 Twenty-first century chemistry, aka Green Chemistry

3 The layout of the book

Chapter 2: Principles of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering

1 Introduction

2 Green Chemistry

3 Green Engineering

4 Sustainability

Chapter 3: Chemistry as an Underlying Force in Ecosystem Interactions

1 Nature and the environment

2 Pollution Prevention

3 Ecotoxicology

4 Environmental assessment analysis

5 What can YOU do to make a difference?

Chapter 4: Matter: The Heart of Green Chemistry

1 Matter: definition, classification, and the periodic table

2 The atomic structure

3 The three states of matter

4 Molecular and ionic compounds

5 Chemical reactions

6 Mixtures, acids, and bases

Chapter 5: Chemical Reactions

1 Definition of chemical reactions and balancing of chemical equations

2 Chemical reactions and quantities of reactants and products

3 Patterns of chemical reactions

4 Effectiveness and efficiency of chemical reactions-Yield vs atom

Chapter 6: Kinetics, Catalysis, and Reaction Engineering

1 Basic concept of rate

2 Role of industrial and biological catalysts

3 Reaction engineering

4 Summary

Chapter 7: Thermodynamics, Separations and Equilibrium

1 Ideal gases

2 The first law of thermodynamics

3 Ideal gas calculations

4 Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics

5 Real gas properties

6 The phase diagram

7 Equilibrium

8 Solubility of a gas in a liquid

9 Solubility of a solid in a liquid

10 Summary

Chapter 8: Renewable Materials

1 Introduction

2 Renewable feedstocks

3 Applications of renewable materials

4 Concluding thoughts

Chapter 9: Current and Future State of Energy Production and Consumption

1 Introduction

2 Basic thermodynamic functions and applications

3 Other chemical processes for energy transfer

4 Renewable sources of energy in the 21st century and beyond

5 Concluding thoughts about sources of energy and their future

Chapter 10: The Economics of Green and Sustainable Chemistry (Michael Gonzales)

1 Introduction

2 Chemical manufacturing and economic theory

3 The economic impact of green chemistry

4 Business strategies regarding application of green chemistry

5 Incorporation of green chemistry in process design for sustainability

6 Case studies demonstrating the economic benefits of green chemistry and design

7 Summary

Chapter 11: Green Chemistry and Toxicology (Dale E Johnson and Grace L Anderson)

1 Introduction

2 Fundamental principles of toxicology

3 Identifying chemicals of concern

4 Toxicology data

5 Computational Toxicology and green chemistry

6 Applications of toxicology into green chemistry initiatives

7 Future perspectives

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