12 Principles of Green Chemistry and Green Solvents

In 1998, in a book entitled Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice, Paul Anastas and John Warner put forth 12 principles of green chemistry. Currently, the American Chemical Society(ACS) includes them on their web site, linking each principle to a practical example. Prevention It is better to prevent waste than to treat or clean up waste after it has... Continue Reading →

Why There’s No Revolution Around the Corner

In the early 1980s, one of my professors was Fred H. Knelman. Born in 1919 in Winnipeg, he went on to study chemical engineering and earned a doctorate from London University. He was in England's capital at the time of the infamous thermal inversion, the Great Smog, which in a weekend killed over 4000 people, sickened almost 100... Continue Reading →

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