Special Issue "Greener and Sustainable Chemistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2013)
Prof. Dr. Rajender (Raj) S. Varma
Water Systems Division/Water Resources Recovery Branch, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 26 West Martin Luther King Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45268, USA
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Interests: green chemistry; nanomaterials; sustainable processes
development of environmentally benign synthetic methods and chemical protocols; greener synthesis of nanomaterials and nanocomposites and their applications in nano-catalysis (magnetically retrievable nano-catalysts) and sustainable remediation of hazardous pollutants, e.g. contaminated sites and streams using nanoscale iron, mercury capture from coal-fired power plants, removal of sulfur (deep desulfurization) from diesel oil etc; development of eco-friendly synthetic methods using alternate energy input (microwave, ultrasound & mechanochemical); broad expertise in chemistry to evaluate novel and safer environmental protocols in industrial chemistry and its impact in human health and environmental sciences
Chemistry in the new millennium is embracing the concept of “green chemistry” and “sustainability” to meet the scientific challenges of protecting the human health and environment while maintaining commercial success of newer processes. This emerging area of Green Chemistry is defined as “the utilization of a set of principles that reduces or eliminates the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture, and application of chemical products” and envisages minimum hazard as the performance criteria while designing new chemical protocols. Among others, the desired approach may encompass alternative activation methodology, such as mechanochemical mixing, and microwave-, and ultrasonic irradiation. Essentially, the strategy has to follow “benign by design” principles and make an effort to utilize renewable resources wherever possible. The contributions in this issue try to address some of these issues for sustainability.
Dr. Rajender S. Varma
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- benign by design
- solvent-free chemistry
- chemistry in water
- mechanochemical mixing
- microwave irradiation
- ultrasonic irradiation