It is a great pleasure and an honor to welcome you for Green Chemistry 2017 conference with a warm invitation to attend 5th International Conference on Green Chemistry and Technology which is going to be held at Rome, Italy during July 24-26, 2017.
Euro 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. 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.
Biomass is one of the most plentiful and well-utilized 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 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.
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.
Principles of green engineering includes engineering processes and products use systems analysis, and integrate environmental impact assessment tools; minimizing 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The concept of green chemistry upholds a special position for bioprocesses. 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.
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.
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.