Sunday, January 08, 2017

Where does someone become educated to Green Chemistry?

Green Chemistry programs have been instituted in nearly half of the USA's universities and colleges.
  • University of Alabama; Center for Green Manufacturing
    Research center focused on ionic liquids, biorenewables, novel separation strategies and more.


  • Hendrix College; Toad Suck Institute for Green Organic Chemistry
    Green chemistry incorporated into bachelor's curriculum


  • University of California, Berkeley; The Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
    Innovative courses for chemistry and engineering majors and nonmajors, green labs, and applied research
  • California Institute of Technology
    Courses focusing on global environmental issues and solutions and biocatalysis research...
Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

Green chemistry:
  • Prevents pollution at the molecular level
  • Is a philosophy that applies to all areas of chemistry, not a single discipline of chemistry
  • Applies innovative scientific solutions to real-world environmental problems
  • Results in source reduction because it prevents the generation of pollution
  • Reduces the negative impacts of chemical products and processes on human health and the environment
  • Lessens and sometimes eliminates hazard from existing products and processes
  • Designs chemical products and processes to reduce their intrinsic hazards
The fact that some universities have not applied "Green Chemistry" to their curriculum doesn't mean they won't in the future.