Innovations in Green Chemistry and Green Engineering

Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

  • Paul T. Anastas
  • Julie B. Zimmerman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Robert A. Meyers, Paul T. Anastas, Julie B. Zimmerman
    Pages 1-4
  3. James H. Clark, James W. Comerford, D. J. Macquarrie
    Pages 37-80
  4. Rajender S. Varma
    Pages 115-156
  5. Leah Wehmas, Robert L. Tanguay
    Pages 157-178
  6. Richard P. Wool
    Pages 179-233
  7. Hiroyuki Nishide, Kenichi Oyaizu
    Pages 235-246
  8. Colin P. Horwitz
    Pages 247-295
  9. Tianbin Wu, Buxing Han
    Pages 297-326
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 327-333

About this book


Processes that meet the objectives of green chemistry and chemical engineering minimize waste and energy use, and eliminate toxic by-products. Given the ubiquitous nature of products from chemical processes in our lives, green chemistry and chemical engineering are vital components of any sustainable future. Gathering together ten peer-reviewed articles from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Innovations in Green Chemistry and Green Engineering provides a comprehensive introduction to the state-of-the-art in this key area of sustainability research.  Worldwide experts present the latest developments on topics ranging from organic batteries and green catalytic transformations to green nanoscience and nanotoxicology.  An essential, one-stop reference for professionals in research and industry, this book also fills the need for an authoritative course text in environmental and green chemistry and chemical engineering at the upper-division undergraduate and graduate levels.

Covers fundamentals and cutting-edge developments in a field that spans chemistry, engineering, and environmental science

Appeals to a broad audience of undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and industry professionals

Edited and written by acknowledged leaders in the field

Includes a glossary of key terms and a concise definition of the subject for each contribution

Offers practical case studies that are ideal for use in green chemistry and chemical engineering courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels


Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Green Chemical Engineering Green Chemistry Green Chemistry Metrics Green Chemistry Microwave Energy Nanotoxicology Green Nanoscience Organic Batteries Oxidation Catalysts Green Chemistry Supercritical Carbon diOxide

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul T. Anastas
    • 1
  • Julie B. Zimmerman
    • 2
  1. 1., Center for Green Chemistry andYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2., Department of Chemical EngineeringYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5816-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5817-3
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