Just to Remember: Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry

Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry: Prevention Atom Economy Less Hazardous Chemical Syntheses Designing Safer Chemicals Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries Design for Energy Efficiency Use of Renewable Feedstocks Reduce Derivatives Catalysis Design for Degradation Real-time analysis for Pollution Prevention Inherently Safer Chemistry for Accident Prevention A more complete version can be found at EPA’s site: Twelve […]

PlanIT Valley: The First Sustainable City in the World

PlanIT Valley promises to be the first sustainable city from an economic, social, technological and environmental point of view. The story begins as many others, on a local level: Miguel Rodrigues, a Portuguese entrepreneur, simply wanted to build an electric car factory in Paredes, near Porto (Portugal). But the idea quickly jumped borders, transformed itself […]

New Catalyst Helps to Reduce Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) Emissions

New catalyst helps eliminate NOx from diesel exhaust. ‘A catalyst developed by Argonne researchers could help diesel truck manufacturers eliminate harmful nitrogen-oxide emissions from diesel exhausts. The technology — which has a patent pending — appears so promising that multiple large and small companies have expressed interest in licensing it and working with Argonne researchers […]

Using Fructose and Sucrose to Fight Chromium Pollution

Sweet Solution for Chromium Pollution. ‘Researchers may have found a sugar-coated answer to a toxic waste problem. At a presentation at the semiannual meeting of the American Chemical Society in Chicago, Illinois, a team of chemists reported that a sugar-based solution effectively reduced the threat of the heavy metal chromium, without creating new pollution headaches […]

One of the Dangers of Lead Exposure: Learning Deficits

Research Explains How Lead Exposure Produces Learning Deficits. ‘A study of young adult rats by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health provides evidence that explains exactly how exposure to lead during brain development produces learning deficits. The study shows that exposure to levels of lead that are similar to those measured […]