Green Chemistry and Process Engineering (MSci)

University of Nottingham the United Kingdom

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The award
MSci

How long you will study
4 years

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Green Chemistry and Process Engineering at University of Nottingham

Aims
to introduce the concepts of Green Chemistry and Processing and to discuss simple applications of the basic principles via case studies and structured examples. This module will also clearly emphasis the importance of linking Chemistry and Chemical Engineering studies.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the module, a student should be able to apply the following principles to chemical reactions and processes:
1. It is better to prevent waste than to treat or clean up waste after it is formed.
2. Synthetic methods should be designed to maximize the incorporation of all materials used in the process into the final product.
3. Wherever practicable, synthetic methodologies should be designed to use and generate substances that possess little or no toxicity to human health and the environment.
4. Chemical products should be designed to preserve efficacy of function while reducing toxicity.
5. The use of auxiliary substances (e.g. solvents, separation agents, etc.) should be made unnecessary wherever possible and, innocuous when used.
6. Energy requirements should be recognized for their environmental and economic impacts and should be minimized. Synthetic methods should be conducted at ambient temperature and pressure.
7. A raw material or feedstock should be renewable rather than depleting wherever technically and economically practicable.
8. Unnecessary derivatization (blocking group, protection/deprotection, temporary modification of physical/chemical processes) should be avoided whenever possible.
9. Catalytic reagents (as selective as possible) are superior to stoichiometric reagents.
10. Chemical products should be designed so that at the end of their function they do not persist in the environment and break down into innocuous degradation products.
11. Analytical methodologies need to be developed further to allow for real-time in-process monitoring and control prior to the formation of hazardous substances.
12. Substances and the form of a substance used in a chemical process should be chosen so as to minimize the potential for chemical accidents, including releases, explosions and fires.

Outline

Green Chemistry is a new area of Chemistry, which is becoming increasingly important to the chemical industry. Its aims are to design chemicals and chemical processes which are not harmful to humans or the environment. This module will give an introduction to Green Chemistry and will provide an outline of some of the environmental issues, which have to be resolved by Green Chemists. The module runs all year and is taught by a team of chemists and chemical engineers. The module does not require a strong background in Maths but only a desire to learn something new.

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  • The awardMSciHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
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  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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