Green Chemistry for Environmental Remediation

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-12-27
  • Publisher: Wiley-Scrivener

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The book presents an in depth review from eminent industry practitioners and researchers of the emerging green face of multidimensional environmental chemistry. Topics such as green chemistry in industry, green energy: solar photons to fuels, green nanotechnology and sustainability, and green chemistry modeling address a wide array of iusses encouraging the use of economical ecofriendly benign technologies, which not only improve the yield, but also illustrates the concept of zero waste, a subject of interest to both chemists and environmentalists alike.

Author Biography

Rashmi Sanghi received her PhD from the University of Allahabad, India, in 1994. She is currently a consultant at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Her major research interests are environmental green chemistry specializing in microbial and nanoparticle research. She has over 80 international journal publications, two patents, and two books on green chemistry to her credit.

Vandana Singh received her PhD from the University of Allahabad, India, in 1986. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Allahabad. Her research interests are in polysaccharides, polymers, and polymer composites. She has over 70 international journal publications as well as several book chapters to her credit.

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsp. xvii
Forewordp. xix
Green Chemistry and Societal Sustainabilityp. 1
Environment and the Role of Green Chemistryp. 3
The Greening of the Chemical Industry: Past, Present and Challenges Aheadp. 35
Designing Sustainable Chemical Synthesis: The Influence of Chemistry on Process Designp. 79
Green Chemical Processing in the Teaching Laboratory: Microwave Extraction of Natural Productsp. 107
Ensuring Sustainability through Microscale Chemistryp. 119
Capability Development and Technology Transfer Essential for Economic Transformationp. 137
Green Lab Technologiesp. 153
Ultrasound Cavitation as a Green Processing Technique in the Design and Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Nanoemulsions in Drug Delivery Systemp. 155
Microwave-Enhanced Methods for Biodiesel Production and Other Environmental Applicationsp. 209
Emergence of Base Catalysts for Synthesis of Biodieselp. 251
Hydrothermal Technologies for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals from Biomassp. 291
Ionic Liquids in Green Chemistry Prediction of Ionic Liquids Toxicity Using Cell Modelsp. 343
Nano-catalyst: A Second Generation Tool for Green Chemistryp. 357
Green Polymer Synthesis: An Overview on Use of Microwave-Irradiationp. 379
Green Bio-energy Sourcesp. 425
Bioenergy as a Green Technology Frontierp. 427
Biofuels as Suitable Replacement for Fossil Fuelsp. 451
Biocatalysts-Greener Solutionsp. 479
Lignocellulosics as a Renewable Feedstock for Chemical Industry. Chemical Hydrolysis and Pretreatment Processesp. 505
Lignocellulosics as a Renewable Feedstock for Chemical Industry Chemicals from Ligninp. 561
Genome Enabled Technologies in Green Chemistryp. 611
Green Solutions for Remediationp. 627
Green Biotechnology for Municipal and Industrial Wastewaterp. 629
Phytoremediation of Cadmium: A Green Approachp. 659
A Closer Look at ‚«£Green‚«† Glass: Remediation with Organosilica Sol-Gels Through the Application of Green Chemistryp. 697
Modification and Applications of Guar Gum in the Field of Green Chemistryp. 727
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