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Green Chemistry for Environmental Remediation

Edited by Rashmi Sanghi and Vandana Singh
Copyright: 2012   |   Status: Published
ISBN: 9780470943083  |  Hardcover  |  

Price: $202.95 USD
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Presents high quality research papers as well as in depth review articles on the new emerging green face of multidimensional environmental chemistry.

The book is an important resource for academic researchers, students, faculty, industrial chemists, chemical engineers, environmentalists, and anyone interested in environmental policy safeguarding the environment. Relevant industries include those in clean technology, renewable energy, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemicals.

There is an urgent need for environment remediation and Green Chemistry is one of the promising avenues to achieve this aim. Green Chemistry for Environmental Remediation presses the importance of chemistry in solving environmental issues by highlighting the role of green chemistry in making the environment clean and green by covering a wide array of topics ranging from sustainable development, microwave chemical reaction, renewable feedstocks, microbial bioremediation, and other topics that, when implemented, will advance environmental improvement.

The book also provides insight on how educators from around the world have incorporated green chemistry into their classrooms and how the principles of green chemistry principles can be integrated into the curriculum. The book aims to promote and generate awareness about the relationship of green chemistry with the environment amongst the younger generation who might wish to pursue a career in green chemistry.

The volume presents high quality research papers as well as in depth review articles from eminent professors, scientists, chemists and engineers both from educational institutions as well as from industry. It introduces a new emerging green face of multidimensional environmental chemistry. Each chapter brings forward the latest literature and research being done in the related area.
The 23 chapters are divided into 4 sections:
1. Green Chemistry and Societal Sustainability (including teaching and education of Green Chemistry)
2. Green Lab Technologies and Alternative Solutions to Conventional Laboratory Techniques
3. Green Bio-energy Sources as Green Technology Frontiers
4. Green Applications and Solutions for Remediation

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Author / Editor Details
Rashmi Sanghi obtained her D.Phil degree from Chemistry Department, University of Allahabad, India in 1994. Currently, she is a consultant at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur India. Her major research interests are environmental green chemistry specializing in microbial and nanoparticle research focusing on the development of methods that can help in minimizing or eliminating the hazardous substances in the environment. She has over 80 international journal publications to her credit and has published two books on green chemistry:

Vandana Singh is Associate Professor at Department of Chemistry, University of Allahabad, India. Her research interests are in polysaccharides, polymers, and polymer composites. She has over 70 international journal publications to her credit as well as several book chapters.

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Table of Contents
Foreword by Robert Peoples,
Director of the American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute.

Part I. Green Chemistry and Societal Sustainability
Chapter 1.
Environment and the Role of Green Chemistry:
Rashmi Sanghi, Vandana Singh and Sanjay K. Sharma
Chapter 2.
The Greening of the Chemical Industry: Past, Present and Challenges Ahead:
Fernando Diaz Lopez and Carlos Montalvo
Chapter 3.
Designing Sustainable Chemical Synthesis: The Influence of Chemistry on Process Design:
Laura A. Anderson and Michael A. Gonzalez
Chapter 4.
Green Chemical Processing in the Teaching Laboratory: Microwave Extraction of Natural Products:
S. PĂ©rino-Issartier, F. Visinoni, F. Chemat
Chapter 5.
Ensuring Sustainability through Microscale Chemistry:
Norita Mohamed, Mashita Abdullah and Zurida Ismail
Chapter 6.
Capability Development and Technology Transfer Essential for Economic Transformation:
Surya Pandey and Amit Pandey.

Part II. Green Lab Technologies
Chapter 7.
Ultrasound Cavitation as a Green Processing Technique in the Design and Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Nanoemulsions in Drug Delivery System:
Siah Ying Tang, Khang Wei Tan and Manickam Sivakumar
Chapter 8.
Microwave-Enhanced Methods for Biodiesel Production and Other Environmental Applications”
Veera Gnaneswar Gude, Prafulla D. Patil, Shuguang Deng and Nagamany Nirmalakhandan)
Chapter 9.
Emergence of Base Catalysts for Synthesis of Biodiesel:
B. Singh, S.N. Upadhyay, Dinesh Mohan, Y.C. Sharma
Chapter 10.
Hydrothermal Technologies for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass:
D.W. Rackemann, L Moghaddam, T J Rainey, Christopher M. Fellows, P A Hobson and William O.S. Doherty
Chapter 11.
Ionic Liquids in Green Chemistry - Prediction of Ionic Liquids Toxicity Using Cell Models:
Raquel Frutuoso Machado Frade
Chapter 12.
Nano-catalyst: A Second Generation Tool for Green Chemistry:
Archna Rani, Sapna Jain and Sanjay K. Sharma
Chapter 13.
Green Polymer Synthesis: An Overview on Use of Microwave-Irradiation:
Anuradha Mishra, Rashmi Dubey.

Part III. Green Bio-energy Sources
Chapter 14.
Bioenergy as a Green Technology Frontier:
Laura B. Brentner
Chapter 15.
Biofuels as Suitable Replacement for Fossil Fuels:
Juan Carlos Serrano-Ruiza, Juan Manuel Campelo, Rafael Luqueb, Antonio A. Romero
Chapter 16.
Biocatalysts-greener Solutions:
U. Lakshmishri, Rintu Banerjee and Surya Pandey
Chapter 17.
Lignocellulosics as a Renewable Feedstock for Chemical Industry. Chemical Hydrolysis and Pretreatment Processes:
Ian M. O'Hara, Zhanying Zhang, William O.S. Doherty and Christopher M. Fellows
Chapter 18.
Lignocellulosics as a Renewable Feedstock for Chemical Industry. Chemicals from Lignin:
Christopher M. Fellows, Trevor C. Brown and William O.S. Doherty
Chapter 19.
Genome Enabled Technologies in Green Chemistry:
Puja Ravikumar and R K Singh.
Part IV. Green Solutions for Remediation
Chapter 20.
Green Biotechnology for Municipal and Industrial Wastewater:
Balasubramanian S, R.D. Tyagi and R.Y. Surampalli
Chapter 21.
Phytoremediation of Cadmium: A Green Approach:
Ackmez Mudhoo
Chapter 22.
A Closer Look at "Green" Glass: Remediation with Organosilica Sol-Gels Through the Application of Green Chemistry:
Sarah B. Lockwood, and Bakul C. Dave
Chapter 23.
Modification and Applications of Guar Gum in the Field of Green Chemistry:
Sagar Pal , S. K. Ali, G. Sen, R. P. Singh.

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