Advancing Sustainability through Green Chemistry and by Rebecca L. Lankey, Paul T. Anastas

By Rebecca L. Lankey, Paul T. Anastas

Advancing Sustainability via eco-friendly Chemistry and Engineering makes a speciality of the function that eco-friendly chemistry and engineering performs in the box of sustainable improvement and at the suggestions which are bringing the realm in the direction of being a sustainable society. This booklet explores the frontiers of toxins prevention via applied sciences which are on the leading edge of eco-friendly chemistry and engineering.
Topics coated comprise environmentally benign synthesis, prescription drugs, greener solvents, and bio-based synthesis and processing. As such, this quantity illustrates that eco-friendly chemistry and engineering are having reported affects in quite a lot of components inside of chemical layout, manufacture, and use. every one bankruptcy presents an in-depth therapy of the technical features of a particular eco-friendly chemistry and engineering innovation. It indicates how examine can be utilized in functional commercial purposes, equivalent to lowering power intake, lowering using poisonous and protracted fabrics, and lowering the intake of non-renewable assets. also, this ebook will serve either as a consultant for bettering present commercial practices and for designing destiny commercial structures resembling eco-industrial parks.

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The emerging fields of biotechnology and bioprocessing provide the powerful tools needed to reach such a goal. Cellulosic biomass is made up of about 40 to 50% cellulose, 25 to 30% hemicellulose, 10 to 18% lignin, and lesser amounts of minerals, solubles, protein, and other components (/). Acids or enzymes can hydrolyze cellulose to glucose sugar while five sugars (arabinose, galactose, glucose, mannose, and xylose) are usually produced when acids or enzymes act on hemicellulose. As illustrated in Figure 2, these sugars can be fermented to various products such as ethanol and other alcohols, organic acids, glycols, and aldehydes, or the fermentation products or sugars themselves can be chemically transformed into products, opening up more possibilities (J, 9).

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