Allied Academies cordially invites participants from all over the world to attend 5th International Conference on Green Chemistry, scheduled during July 24-26, 2017 at Rome, Italy mainly focused on the theme “Recent Innovations and Concerns of Green Chemistry towards Sustainability”.
Green Chemistry conferences aims to bring together the prominent researchers academic scientists, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences on all aspects of Green Chemistry. It is also an interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent advances, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges and solutions adopted in the fields of Green Chemistry.
5th International Conference on Green Chemistry will focus on many interesting scientific sessions and covers all frontier topics in Green Chemistry which includes Basic Principles in Green Chemistry, Green Catalysis, Green Materials, Green Synthesis and Designing, Greener Bioprocesses, Green energy, Waste Valorization techniques, Green Economy, Green Engineering & Manufacturing, Green Polymers, Green Catalyst & Reagents and many more. In the coming years Green Chemistry is known as a specific field of science and technology. The focus is mainly on minimizing the hazards and maximizing the efficiency of any chemical choice. The conference also includes Keynote speeches by prominent personalities from around the globe in addition to both oral and poster presentations.
On behalf of Green chemistry 2017, Allied Academies is glad to invite contributions from the enthusiastic academicians, scientists to organize International Symposiums/Workshops that are both empirical and conceptual in exploring new dimensions in green chemistry towards achieving sustainability.
Track 1: Biomass and its Resources
Biomass is a fuel that is developed from organic matter, a renewable and sustainable source of energy that is used to create electricity or other forms of power. Biomass is a renewable source of fuel to produce energy as waste residues will always exist in terms of scrap wood, mill residuals and forest resources; and we always have crops and the residual biological matter from those crops. Biomass offers other significant environmental and consumer benefits, including improving forest health, protecting air quality, and offering the most dependable renewable energy source. Biomass is one of the most plentiful and well-utilised sources of renewable energy in the world. It is organic material produced by the photosynthesis of light. The chemical materials are stored and can then be used to generate energy.
Track 2: Environmental Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment
The application of Life Cycle Assessment and related methods in green chemical process and synthesis strongly supports the development of greener concepts on the basis of the selection of compounds, its process parameters and the resulting environmental impacts. Successful implementations of green chemistry research are improving the environmental impacts of chemical products and processes in every stage of life cycle although offering economic incentives. Analysis of new and existing green chemistry technologies with quantitative and qualitative metrics can identify and quantify these benefits. An important aspect of green chemistry is that it can facilitate environmental improvements at every stage of the life cycle, which includes the stages of materials extraction; materials transformation, processing, and manufacturing; packaging, transportation, and distribution; consumer use; and end-of-life management.
Track 3: Future Trends in Green Chemistry
Future Trends in Green Chemistry includes oxidation reagent and catalysis comprised of toxic substances such as heavy metals showing substantial negative effect on human health and environment which can be changed by the use of benign substances, Non covalent derivatization , Supramolecular chemistry research is currently on going to develop reactions which can proceed in the solid state without the use of solvents, Biometric multifunctional reagents, Combinatorial green chemistry is the chemistry of being able to make large numbers of chemical compounds rapidly on a small scale using reaction matrices, Proliferation of solvent less reactions helps in development of product isolation, separation and purification that will be solvent-less as well in order to maximize the benefits.
Track 4: Green Analytical Chemistry
Green analytical chemistry is a part of the sustainable development concept. Miniaturization of analytical devices and shortening the time elapsing between performing analysis and obtaining reliable analytical results are important aspects of green analytical chemistry. Solvent-less extraction techniques, the application of alternative solvents and assisted extractions are considered to be the main approaches complying with green analytical chemistry principles.
Track 5: Green Catalysis
Green Catalysis is a part of green chemistry but the most important and one of the urgently needed challenges facing engineers now is the design and use of environmentally benign catalysts. Green and sustainable catalyst should possess higher selectivity, higher activity, efficient recovery from reaction medium, durability or recyclability, cost effectiveness. The study is mainly focused on homogeneous catalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, nanocatalysts, perovskite type catalysts and green catalysts used in several types of advanced oxidation processes.
Track 6: Green Chemistry
Green Chemistry is the use of chemistry techniques and methodologies that reduce to eliminate the use or generation of feedstock, by-products, solvents, reagents, etc., that are hazardous to human health or environment. Green Chemistry is an approach to synthesize, process and use of chemicals that reduces the risk to human health or environment. US chemist, Anastas has pointed out the guiding principle is the design of environmentally sustainable products and processes. This concept is embodied in the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. Environmentally benign solvents have been one of the leading research areas of Green Chemistry with great advancements seen in chemical reactions. New catalytic reaction processes continue to emerge to advance the goals of Green Chemistry, while techniques such as photochemistry, microwave and ultrasonic synthesis as well as spectroscopic methods has been extensively used, leading to spectacular results. Green Chemistry aims to eliminate generation of hazards at their design stage itself.
Track 7: Green Chemistry Applications in Industries
Chemical industry involves major chemicals, reagents, solvents, catalysts and almost all types of organic reactions for synthesis of active pharmaceutical substances. Therefore, many chemicals and chemical processes involved are hazardous, toxic and may show adverse effects on human health and environment. Pharmaceutical companies can influence and improve the environmental performance with utilizing green chemistry. Green chemistry is being employed to develop revolutionary drug delivery methods that are more effective and less toxic and could benefit millions of patients. Green chemistry has grown from a small idea into a new approach to the scientifically based environmental protection. By using green chemistry procedures, we can minimize the waste of materials, maintain the atom economy and prevent the use of hazardous chemicals. Researchers and pharmaceutical companies need to be encouraged to consider the principles of green chemistry while designing the processes and choosing reagents.
Track 8: Green Economy
The green economy is referred to an economy that aims at reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities, and that aims for sustainable development without damaging the environment. Environmental economics is the study of economics of natural resources from their extraction and use, and the waste products refunded to the environment. The green chemistry and design for the environment have successfully been used to benefit the environment and the economy. The Green Chemistry developed to further entrench these approaches to promote the development of the green economy. Green economy is described as developing new products, techniques, and services that promote a healthy environment and energy security. The global market for green economy technology has grown for years. The fastest growing sector includes energy generation, energy storage, transportation, energy efficiency, recycling and waste treatment. The current emphasis on green economic growth provides an opportunity in the advancement of green chemistry approaches.
Track 9: Green Energy
Green energy is generally defined as the energy that comes from natural sources such as sunlight, rain, wind, waves, tides, plants, algae and geothermal heat. These natural energy resources are renewable. Green energy utilizes energy sources that are readily available, including in rural and remote areas that doesn’t have access to electricity. Advances in renewable energy technologies have reduced the cost of solar panels, wind turbines and other sources of green energy, placing the ability to produce electricity in the hands of the people rather than these oil, gas, coal and utility companies. Most common types of green energy include Wind, Geothermal, Solar energy, Hydrogen, hydropower energy, fuel cells, biomass and biofuels.
Track 10: Green Engineering
Green engineering approaches the design, commercialization of products and the use of processes and products in a manner that simultaneously reduces the amount of pollution that is generated by a source, minimizes exposures to potential hazards, and promotes sustainability as well as protecting human health without effecting the economic viability and efficiency. Principles of green engineering includes engineering processes and products use systems analysis, and integrate environmental impact assessment tools; minimising the depletion of natural resources; assure that all energy and material inputs and outputs are safe and benign as much as possible; Create solutions beyond current technologies to improve, innovate, and invent to achieve sustainability.
Track 11: Green Manufacturing
Green manufacturing is a method of manufacturing that reduces waste and pollution. Green manufacturing goals are achieved through product and their process design. Green Chemistry 2017 is mainly focused on theoretical and experimental aspects of green manufacturing technologies and its applications. It will provide the congress to present the state-of-the-art technology in green manufacturing and its relevant fields, such as eco-friendly design/manufacturing, improvement of manufacturing efficiency, Clean Polymerization Methodologies, energy saving and waste reduction process, using eco-friendly materials like Green building materials, Bio-based Materials, Bio-inspired Materials.
Track 12: Green Materials
Green materials are composed of renewable resources. Green materials are environmentally liable due to their impacts were considered over the life of a product. The concepts of green materials build from the field of green chemistry, the utilization of its principles to reduce or eliminate hazardous substances in the design, manufacture and application of chemical products. At the basic level, research in green materials looks to develop alternatives to conventional materials or processes that offer an environmental advantage. The focus of Green Materials relates to synthesis, development, rheology and application of renewable or biodegradable polymers and materials, with an emphasis on reducing the use of hazardous substances in their design, manufacture and application of products.
Track 13: Green Policy, Sustainability and Safety
The main challenge in green chemistry is the evaluation of the greenness of chemical processes. Control in green chemistry should be understood as a possibility to select the greenest option. The advancement and application of measurement procedures allows to compare the greenness of existing solutions with newly developed ones. The main purpose of the green metrics is to obtain clear, simple and fast information about the greenness of an organic synthesis. They also enable to predict how certain change in a synthesis, such as elimination or replacement of a solvent, would influence its environmental impact. One of the most important tool which can be considered as a fundamental green chemistry metric that forms the basis is Atom Economy. Another tool for measuring the greenness of synthesis is reaction mass efficiency. Reaction yield, atom economy and stoichiometric factor taking into account the excess of reagents, are included in calculation of reaction mass efficiency. Green and sustainable chemistry metrics are useful to determine distinctive features of chemical processes relating to the principles of green chemistry and the definition of sustainable chemistry to quantify greenness or sustainability of chemicals and chemical processes.
Track 14: Green Solvents
Green solvents indicate the goal to minimize the environmental impact resulting from the use of solvents in chemical production. Green solvents are a list of solvents which are used for chemical reactions, which is annotated with information about its health and safety profile, and the environmental problems associated with its use and disposal. The most popular green solvents are water, super-critical carbon dioxide, and room temperature ionic liquids.
Track 15: Green Synthesis/Reactions
Reactions play the most elementary role in synthesis. The ideology of Green Chemistry drives for the development of new green chemical synthesis and reaction conditions that can potentially provide benefits for chemical synthesis in terms of energy efficiency, product selectivity, operational simplicity, and health and environmental safety. Conventionally, attaining the highest yield and product selectivity were the ruling factors for any chemical synthesis. Recently, innovative reactions with inherent advantages have been developed such as microwave assisted synthesis, biocatalysts in organic synthesis, ultrasound assisted green synthesis, phase-transfer catalysis, Atom Economy, Organic Synthesis in Solid State etc., with the aid of chemical and biological catalysts.
Track 16: Greener Bioprocesses
The concept of green chemistry upholds a special position for bioprocesses. Processes we design and operate must have minimal potential environmental impacts while optimised for maximum benefits. Few steps for greener bioprocesses include design processes that bypass toxic solvent use; design milder process and multiple product recovery routes; bypassing the chemical equilibrium with innovative designs, and bio-catalysis. The recent developments of bioprocesses integrating natural or tailor-made biocatalysts for biomass conversion into valuable compounds. It also targets the concept of synthetic pathways constituting both chemical and bio-catalytic transformations to produce bio-sourced derivatives.
Track 17: Non-thermal Activation Methods
The green chemistry employs the raw materials from biomass and renewable energy producing minimal wastes. The name green itself concerns about the production of highly specialized materials and bioactive compounds more structurally complex than the compounds prepared by conventional methods. These high added value molecules with a short life span, a high profit margin and made especially for the consumers require the development of new synthetic approaches. Non-thermal Activation Methods is related to all works related to microwaves, plasma, ultrasound, electrochemistry, photochemistry, mechanochemistry, etc. The techniques developed in chemical and pharmaceutical industries concerns about the chemical product design and manufacturing. Many activation techniques such as ultrasound, microwaves, photocatalysis are being part of the green methodologies used for the synthesis of high added value molecules.
Track 18: Renewable Sources
Green chemistry is essential in developing the alternatives for energy generation as well as continues the path toward energy efficiency with catalysis and product. With the help of green chemistry the approaches towards the renewable resources can be made increasingly feasible technologically and economically. There is a huge spectrum of renewable resources available including trees, grasses, shrubs, marine resources wastes which are used for developing new, sustainable, low environmental impact routes to important chemical products and bio-fuels. Renewable resources are used whenever possible at the end of their use, non-biodegradable materials are recycled.
Track 19: Valorization of Waste into Chemicals
Waste valorization is the process of reusing, recycling of waste materials and converting them into more useful products including chemicals, materials, and fuels. Waste-to-energy aspects are becoming more prominent due to the rapid depletion of natural resources and increase in waste generation. Various valorization techniques are promising in meeting industrial demands. One such promising waste valorization strategy is the application of flow chemical technology to process waste to valuable products. Flow chemistry has been known to be used in industries for other processing methodologies; it still remains to be used in biomass/waste valorization. Another valorization strategy is related to the use of pyrolysis in the synthesis of fuels. This involves the heating of biomass at high temperatures in the absence of oxygen to produce decomposed products. The sustainability of chemical technologies and processes can be increased by valorizing waste into useful chemicals. The conversion of agricultural and municipal waste is an excellent method to produce value added chemicals and materials.
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The worldwide chemical industry is valued at approximately $3 trillion. The greatest opportunity for near-term positive financial and environmental impact comes from waste minimizing improvements to existing, traditional chemical production processes. Pike Research estimates that it is possible to capture over $40 billion in process cost savings and avoided environmental and social liabilities – just by bringing laggard companies up to the baseline standard of the chemical industry as a whole. One of the core percept of green chemistry is the minimization of waste. Green chemistry typically represents a significant source of cost savings. In contrast to the consumer market, where we are trained to pay a premium for green products, greener is cheaper in industry.
Pike Research estimates the current size of the green chemical industry at approximately $2.8 billion worldwide. It will likely grow to about $11.0 billion in 2015 and nearly $100 billion in 2020. These estimates could be dramatically affected to the downside by another significant reversal in the world economy, or to the upside by prolonged, dramatic increases in the price of petroleum.
Biomass and its Resources
Valorization of Waste into Chemicals
Non-thermal Activation Methods
Environmental Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment
Green Policy, Sustainability and Safety
Green Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Industry
Future Trends in Green Chemistry