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RE: Green chemistry



Hi Janet,
 
Dr. Michael Cann from the University of Scranton is very active in promoting Green Chemistry.  He has worked with the EPA and has won a Pa Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence for his work in this area.  He has recently presented a Green Chemistry course to the Pa Environmental Chemists.  Dr. Cann is also trying to promote sustainability throughout the curriculum at the University.  His wife and colleague, Dr. Cynthia Cann, is a Business professor at the same University and  promotes green chemistry and sustainability in her business courses.  Please see the following link for additional information.
 
http://www.greenworks.tv/govawards2001/winners/education_outreach/green_chemistry.asp
 
 
 
 -----Original Message-----
From: Listman [mailto:listman@wmrc.uiuc.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 12:01 PM
To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
Subject: Green chemistry

Posted on behalf of Janet Clark--Please respond directly to Janet at clarkjan@turi.org

HI P2tech,

What kinds of topics are you finding in the research community concerning
green chemistry?

Green chemistry involves a set of principles (see
http://turi.org/PDF/twelve_principles.pdf) for reducing or eliminating the
use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture or
application of chemical products. Green chemistry seeks to focus on the
earliest stages of materials and industrial process design so that
conventional waste and pollution treatment technologies can be avoided.

We have offered or participated in conferences addressing greener synthesis
pathways, alternative resins, supercritical fluids, catalysis, green
oxidation , biomimetics, and nano-mnf.  (No one knows yet the parameters of
greenness in the latter one)

What is emerging in your research institutes, universities, and industry on
this? What sectors?

Janet Clark
Toxics Use Reduction Institute
University of Massachusetts
One University Ave
Lowell, MA 0`854-2866
Tel 978-934-3346, Fax 978-934-3050
http://www.turi.org
http://www.turi.org/turadata
http://www.turi.org/community
http://www.turi.org/Greenlist
http://www.p2gems.org
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