Green Engineering-Integration of Green Chemistry, Pollution Prevention, and Risk-Based Considerations

  • David Shonnard
  • Angela Lindner
  • Nhan Nguyen
  • Palghat A. Ramachandran
  • Daniel Fichana
  • Robert Hesketh
  • C. Stewart Slater
  • Richard Engler


Literature sources on green chemistry and green engineering are numerous. The objective of this chapter is to familiarize readers with some of the green engineering and chemistry concepts, approaches and tools. In order to do this, the chapter is organized into five sections as follows.


Life Cycle Assessment Impact Category Green Chemistry Maleic Anhydride Green Engineering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Shonnard
    • 1
  • Angela Lindner
    • 2
  • Nhan Nguyen
    • 3
  • Palghat A. Ramachandran
    • 4
  • Daniel Fichana
    • 5
  • Robert Hesketh
    • 5
  • C. Stewart Slater
    • 5
  • Richard Engler
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringMichigan Technological UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Engineering SciencesUniversity of Florida at GainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.US EPAUSA
  4. 4.Department of Chemical EngineeringWashington University of St. Louis
  5. 5.Department of Chemical EngineeringRowan UniversityUSA

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