A paper titled “Implementing Green Chemistry in Chemical Manufacturing: A Survey Report” by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute’s Chemical Manufacturer’s Roundtable was published in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering on September 2, 2014. In order to assess how green chemistry has permeated chemical manufacturing, in 2012 the Roundtable conducted a survey which garnered 96 responses from a cross-section of stakeholders (including industry, trade associations, etc.). The respondents to this survey cited the following as the green chemistry principles employed with regular use: prevention, less hazardous chemical synthesis, designing safer chemicals, safer solvents and auxiliaries, and inherently safer chemistry for accident prevention. The Roundtable identified that currently the most common metrics companies are using to track green chemistry progress is water use and carbon footprint. Click here to access the paper and learn more.
With these results and looking ahead the Roundtable is working to identify best process metrics, track green chemistry limplementation, define research needs for industrial application, and promote collaboration across the chemical enterprise. Member companies of the Roundtable include Ajinomoto North America Inc., Arizona Chemical LLC, Dixie Chemical Co., DuPont, Penn A Kem LLC, Solvay USA Inc., and Sigma-Aldrich. To learn more and inquire about membership, please visit the ACS GCI Chemical Manufacturer’s Roundtable website and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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