Green Chemistry in Practice: Greener Material and Chemical Innovation Through Collaboration collects together a unique set of case studies based on researchers' experiences in developing practical, green chemistry-driven solutions to industry problems as part of the Greener Solutions Program at Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry.
Beginning with an introduction to green chemistry, the book goes on to provide an overview of the interdisciplinary approach taken by the Center, which aims to bring about a generational transformation toward the design and use of inherently safer chemicals and materials through research, teaching and outreach. This is followed by four detailed case studies revealing each step of the process involved in assessing and designing greener solutions to real-world problems in the fields of preservatives, textiles, additive manufacturing, and green energy.
Drawing together the hands-on, practical experience of an interdisciplinary team from across academia and industry, Practice in Green Chemistry provides a unique insight into the practicalities of applying green chemistry principles in support of a global push toward a more sustainable world.
- Reviews the foundational principles of green chemistry in the context of real-world scenarios
- Highlights successes, pitfalls, and practical steps to take when working with a multifaceted, interdisciplinary group
- Supports those involved in designing and implementing green solutions across a whole range of fields
1. Introduction to Green Chemistry in Practice 2. From Education to Implementation: The Greener Solutions Course at The Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry 3. Green Chemistry Case Study on Preservatives 4. Green Chemistry Case Study on Textiles 5. Green Chemistry Case Study on Additive Manufacturing 6. Green Chemistry Case Study on Alternative Energy 7. Conclusions and Future Trends for Green Chemistry in Practice
Thomas McKeag has been Executive Director of the Center for Green Chemistry since January 2016, following a year as Program Director for the center from 2015-2016. With highly interdisciplinary research interests focused particularly on topics relating to biomimicry, he has taught on various aspects of bioinspired design since 2006, including running a number of innovation studio courses, field programs and seminars.
Thomas is the co-founder and editor of the award-winning Zygote Quarterly digital magazine, has written a regular column on Biomimicry for Greenbiz since 2009, and is Founder and President of California public benefit corporation BioDreamMachine. He also has extensive professional design and planning experience,and has been a guest speaker at events around the globe.