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Green Technologies for the Environment

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Series: ACS Symposium Series Volume: 1186
By: Sherine O Obare(Editor), Rafael Luque(Editor)
288 pages, 73 illustrations
Green Technologies for the Environment
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  • Green Technologies for the Environment ISBN: 9780841230187 Hardback Jul 2016 Out of Print #253197
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Green Technologies for the Environment brings together experts in the field of biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering and toxicology from both academia and industry, to discuss green processes for the environment. The topics included finding replacements for crude oil to meet both our energy needs as well as the supply of chemicals for the production of essential products, advances in chemical processing, waste valorization, alternative solvents, and developments in homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis as well as enzyme-based processes for chemical transformations.

Advances in green chemistry concepts will further enhance the field through the design of new chemicals and solvents. In addition, obtaining a better understanding of the mechanistic pathways involved in various reactions is essential toward advances in the field. The goal of the work described in each of the chapters is to address the need for best practices for chemical processes and for the production of chemicals, while promoting sustainability.


1. Green Technologies for the Environment
Solvent Systems for Green Chemistry Processes
2. Carbon Dioxide Solvent Applications in a Biorefinery
3. Deep Eutectic Solvents: Environmentally Friendly Media for Metal-Catalyzed Organic Reactions
4. Amino Acid-Derived Imidazolium Zwitterions: Building Blocks for Renewable Ionic Liquids and Materials
5. Opportunities for the Replacement/Minimization of Selective Hazardous Solvents: Applications, Concerns and Approaches To Identify Alternatives
Advances in Materials and Chemical Reactions
6. Greener Oxidation of Alcohols, Glycosides and Sulfides
7. An EcoScale Comparison of Mechanochemistry and Solution Based Reactions
8. Some Strategies in Designing Highly Efficient Photocatalysts for Degradation of Organic Pollutants in Water
9. Environmentally-Friendly Designs and Syntheses of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
Biomass and Waste Valorization to Chemicals, Materials and Fuels
10. Food Waste Valorisation for High Value Chemicals and Energy Production
11. Lignin Based Carbon Materials for Energy Storage Applications
12. Synthesis of Nanoparticles for Biomass Conversion Processes
13. Agricultural Residues as Feedstocks for Lactic Acid Fermentation

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Sherine O. Obare is a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and also the Associate Chair and Graduate Director at the Department of Chemistry at Western Michigan University. She received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at West Virginia State University, and she received her PhD at the University of South Carolina with Professor Catherine J. Murphy. She completed a two-year Dreyfus postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University with Professor Gerald. J. Meyer.

Professor Rafael Luque received a PhD in Chemistry from the Universidad de Cordoba, Spain in 2005. His research program and expertise focus on (nano)materials science, heterogeneous (nano)catalysis, microwave and flow chemistry, biofuels, and green chemical methods in synthetic organic chemistry. He has published over 220 research articles, filed 3 patent applications, and edited seven books; he has also written several book chapters. He has given Invited, Keynote, and Plenary lectures, along with keynote addresses, at several international conferences. Professor Luque is also heavily involved in chemical education and promoting science in developing countries.

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Series: ACS Symposium Series Volume: 1186
By: Sherine O Obare(Editor), Rafael Luque(Editor)
288 pages, 73 illustrations
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