Quantifying the environmental impact of chemical technologies and products, and comparing alternative products and technologies in terms of their "greenness" is a challenging task. In order to characterise various aspects of a complex phenomenon, a number of different indicators are selected into a metric. This book outlines fundamental developments in chemistry and chemical technology that have led to the development of green chemistry, green chemical technology, and sustainable chemical technology concepts, and provide a foundation for the development of the corresponding metrics. It includes different approaches to metrics, and case study examples of their applications, and problems in practice. Green Chemistry Metrics is aimed at graduate students and researchers, practitioners and environmental managers in industry, metrics developers, and governmental agencies and NGOs in the area of environmental protection and sustainability. The main focus will be on chemical processes, however the book will be relevant to other industry sectors such as energy, electronics, healthcare, food and consumer products.
Dr Alexei Lapkin has been at the University of Bath, Department of Chemical Engineering, since 1997. He graduated from Novosibirsk State University, Russia in 1994. Dr. David J. C. Constable has been with GlaxoSmithKline in the Corporate Environment, Health and Safety Department since 1991. He received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA in 1986. Dr David J.C. Constable is currently the Director of EHS Product Stewardship Team, Corporate Environment, Health and Safety, at GlaxoSmithKline . Contributors to the book: Dr Martin Abraham Dr Nick D. Anastas Dr John Andraos Dr Bruno Buhler Professor Enick M. Carreira Dr James Clark Dr Marco Eissen Dr Christian Fischer Dr Georg Geisler Dr Lauren Heine Professor Konrad Hungerbuhle Dr Conchita Jimenez-Gonzalez Dr Dana Kralisch Dr Alexei Lapkin Ms Teresa McGrath Dr Richard Miller Professor Andreas Schmid Dr Neil Winterton