Allied Academies cordially invites participants from all over the world to attend 7th International Conference on Green Chemistry and Technology, scheduled during June 18-20, 2018 at Dublin, Ireland mainly focused on the theme “Sustainable Technologies and Modern Approaches in Green Chemistry”.
Green Chemistry conference aims to bring together the prominent researchers academic scientists, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences on all aspects of Green Chemistry. It is also an interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent advances, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges and solutions adopted in the fields of Green Chemistry.
7th International Conference on Green Chemistry and Technology will focus on many interesting scientific sessions and covers all frontier topics in Green Chemistry which includes Basic Principles in Green Chemistry, Green Catalysis, Environmental Chemistry aspects, Green Materials, Green Synthesis and Designing, Greener Bioprocesses, Green Chemistry applications in Agriculture, Green energy, Waste Valorization techniques, Green Economy, Green Engineering & Manufacturing, Green Polymers, Green Chemistry applications in different industries, Green Catalyst & Reagents and many more. In the coming years Green Chemistry is known as a specific field of science and technology. 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.
On behalf of Green chemistry 2018, Allied Academies is glad to invite contributions from the enthusiastic academicians, scientists to organize International Symposiums/Workshops that are both empirical and conceptual in exploring new dimensions of green chemistry challenges towards achieving the solutions.
Track 1: Biomass and its Conversion
Biomass is a renewable energy source which is derived from the carbonaceous waste of natural and human activities. It is derived from various sources, including the by-products from timber industry, raw material from the forest, agricultural crops, household waste and wood. Biomass does not add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere as it absorbs the same quantity of carbon in growing as it releases when it is consumed as a fuel. Biomass is an important source of energy and the most important fuel worldwide after coal, oil and natural gas. Biomass conversion is mainly in two subgroups – thermal related process and biological related process. Many conversion types take into account the different feedstock going in due to the wide range of feedstock and the endproduct – heat, power, fuel, chemicals, and materials. Conversion technologies include biochemical conversion, Thermochemical conversion, pyrolysis, thermal degradation, anaerobic digestion, trans-esterification. Researchers, companies and the government are finding ways to convert biomass in a cost effective and efficient process.
Track 2: Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Sustainability
Green Chemistry offers an apt structure for achieving sustainability through its 12 principles proposed by Anastas and Warner, but it also poses significant barriers of which major one is the lack of evidence of good environmental performance of proposed green chemical processes. This is the point where the thesis requires a need for Green Chemistry to incorporate quantitative tools to evaluate the greenness of new chemical processes, a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for both environmental and economic issues. The usefulness of LCA will be evaluated in dealing with Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) for wastewater treatment. LCA as quantitative instrument in the framework of Green Chemistry and pollution prevention, thus serving as a tool to assess the sustainability of new products, processes and technologies. LCA is an environmental management tool which identifies all resources used and wastes generated to all environmental compartments (air, water and soil) over the whole life cycle of a specific good or service. The LCA methodology consists basically of four steps: goal and scope definition, inventory analysis, impact assessment and interpretation.
Track 3: Environmental Chemistry and Pollution Control
Environmental chemistry is a branch of chemistry, containing aspects related to organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry and inorganic chemistry, as well as more diverse areas, such as biology, public health, biochemistry, toxicology, and epidemiology. Environmental chemistry is the study of chemical processes occurring in the environment which are impacted by mankind's activities and the impacts may be felt through the presence of air pollutants or toxic substances from a chemical waste site, or through depletion of stratospheric ozone which may affect global warming. The present environmental issues leads to the remediation of environmental media, and to new, low energy, low emission, and sustainable processes. Environmental chemistry explains concerning the pollution of air, water, food and living organisms by toxic metals, soils, fossil fuels, pesticides and organic pollutants. Green chemistry highlights novel chemical reactions which are environmentally friendly.
Track 4: Green Analytical Techniques
Green analytical chemistry is a part of the sustainable advancement concept. Miniaturization of analytical devices and shortening the time elapsing between performing analysis and obtaining reliable analytical results are important aspects of green analytical chemistry. Solvent-less extraction techniques, the application of alternative solvents and assisted extractions are considered to be the main approaches complying with green analytical chemistry principles.
The key objective of green chemistry is waste minimization. A sustainable process is the one that optimizes the use of resources, while still leaving sufficient resources for future generations. Catalysis is an important tool in both the cases. Catalysis is the key to sustainability. A catalyst is a substance that facilitates a chemical reaction. A catalyst is something that makes a reaction goes faster, without being consumed in the process. Catalysis is divided into three categories: homogeneous catalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, and biocatalysis. Although the catalysts and the process conditions in each category can be very different, the principles of catalysis are the same. Biocatalysis is a special case, somewhere between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. In most of the cases, the biocatalyst is an enzyme – a complex protein that catalyzes the reactions in living cells. Green Catalysis is a part of green chemistry but the most important and one of the urgently needed challenges facing engineers now is the design and use of environmentally benign catalysts.
Track 6: Green Chemistry and Technology
The idea of green chemistry is study of new idea which developed in the business and regulatory society as a natural evolution of pollution preventive actions. In our exertions to improve crop protection, medicines, and commercial products where we are causing unplanned harm to our planet and humans. Green chemistry takes a stride further and builds new concepts for chemistry and engineering to design chemicals, chemical processes and products in a way that circumvents the production of toxic substances and waste generation. New catalytic reaction procedures continue to develop to advance the objectives of Green Chemistry, while methods such as photochemistry, microwave and ultrasonic synthesis has been broadly used, leading to remarkable results. Green Chemistry aims to eliminate generation of hazards at their design stage itself. Green chemistry decreases the pollution at its source by eliminating or lessening the risks of chemical feedstock’s, solvents, reagents, and products. Green chemistry is the design of processes and chemical products that lessening or reduces the generation of hazardous substances.
Track 7: Green Chemistry & Technology Applications in Industries
Chemical industry encompasses major chemicals, reagents, solvents, catalysts and almost all types of organic reactions for synthesis of active pharmaceutical substances. Many chemicals and chemical processes tangled are hazardous, toxic and may show adverse effects on human health and environment. Industries can influence and advance the environmental performance with utilizing green chemistry. Green chemistry is being employed to develop innovative drug delivery methods that are more effective and less toxic. Green chemistry has grown from a small idea into a new approach to the scientifically based environmental protection. By means of green chemistry procedures, we can minimalize the waste of materials, maintain the atom economy and avoid the use of hazardous chemicals. Green chemistry is being employing in different industries like food & flavour industry, pharmaceutical industry, paper & pulp industry, polymer industry, sugar & distillery industries, textile and tannery industry considering the principles of green chemistry while designing the processes and choosing reagents
Track 8: Green Chemistry in Agrochemicals
Green chemistry and sustainable agriculture are revolutionary fields with their significance. Sustainable agriculture encloses a wide variety of farming techniques. Sustainable agriculture explores to achieve farm profitability, community prosperity and environmental protection. Green chemistry moves processes and products towards an innovative economy based on renewable feedstocks. Both the fields envision safe products, a clean environment, healthy people, green jobs, and importantly, a systemic approach to sustainably production. Green chemistry and sustainable agriculture are inherently associated with each other where farmers need green chemists to make safe agricultural chemical inputs like microwave chemistry by using bio-pesticides, alternate solvents, biocatalysts to make products with zero discharge solution, COD Reduction and Solvent Recovery Practice. Green chemists need farmers for practicing sustainable agriculture to provide green bio-based raw materials to process to get new products. Renewable feedstocks can come from grown agricultural crops or from agricultural waste products. Green chemists are using biocatalysts in the conversion of agricultural materials into high value products, fuels, including novel carbohydrates, enzymes, and chemicals.
Track 9: Green Economics
At basic level, the green economy is the clean energy economy comprising mainly of four sectors: renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geothermal); green building and energy efficiency technology; energy-efficient infrastructure and transportation; and recycling and waste-to-energy. The green economy is not just about the ability to produce clean energy, but also technologies that permit cleaner production processes, as well as the growing market for products which consume less energy. The green economy have need of that economic development is decoupled from the use of resources and environmental deprivation. A green economy can only be accomplished through the commitment and actions of multiple sectors and stakeholders in society including government, business and individuals.
Track 10: Green Energy and Efficiency
Green energy is usually well-defined as the energy that comes from natural sources such as sunlight, rain, wind, waves, tides, plants, algae and geothermal heat. These energy resources are renewable in nature. Renewable energy sources have smaller impact on the environment which produces pollutants such as greenhouse gases as by-product, causative to climate change. Green energy utilizes energy sources that are readily available. Developments in renewable energy technologies have lowered the cost of solar panels, wind turbines and other sources of green energy. Research into renewable, non-polluting energy sources is progressing at such a fast pace. The most common types of green energy include solar power, wind power, wind power, geothermal energy, biomass, and biofuels.
Track 11: Green Engineering and Sustainable Designing
Green engineering approaches the design, commercialization of products and the use of processes and products in a manner that concurrently reduces the amount of pollution that is generated by a source, minimizes exposures to potential hazards, and promotes sustainability as well as protecting human health without effecting the economic viability and efficiency. Fundamental Principles of green engineering comprises engineering processes and products use systems analysis, and assimilate environmental impact assessment tools; minimising the depletion of natural resources; assure that all energy and material inputs and outputs are safe and compassionate as much as possible; Create solutions further than current technologies to improve, innovate, and invent to achieve sustainability.
Track 12: Green Manufacturing and Processes
Green manufacturing is a method of manufacturing that decreases waste and pollution. Green manufacturing goals are achieved through product and their process design. Areas of applications of green manufacturing includes Lean manufacturing where attention paid to waste generated along the way and energy reduction in streamlined logistics; Materials reuse, recycling; Green plastics (biodegradable); Product design; solvent less technologies; electronics; Automobile design and manufacture. It will provide the congress to present the technology in green manufacturing and its relevant fields, such as eco-friendly design/manufacturing, development 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.
Track 13: Green Materials: Processing Technologies
Green materials are composed of renewable resources. Green materials are environmentally amenable due to their impacts were considered over the life of a product. The concepts of green materials figured out from the field of green chemistry, the utilization of its principles to reduce or eliminate hazardous substances in the design, manufacture and application of chemical products. At the elementary level, research in green materials looks to develop alternatives to traditional materials or processes that offer an environmental advantage. 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, manufacturing and application of products.
Track 14: Green Solvents: Properties and Applications
Solvents are supporting materials used in chemical synthesis. They are not an important part of the compounds undergoing reaction, yet they play an essential role in chemical production and synthesis. The invention of various interesting organic solvents has resulted in some notable advances in chemistry, the relic of such solvents has led to various environmental and health concerns. As part of Green Chemistry, various cleaner solvents have been evaluated as alternates. The growth of Green Chemistry redefines the role of a solvent as . Additionally, a desirable green solvent should be natural, nontoxic, cheap, and readily available. Natural green solvents includes water and carbon dioxide. Moreover to the two “natural green solvents”, various non-natural ones have also been intensively studied as green alternatives. The most widely studied ones are ionic liquids and another innovative discovery is the recently developed “switchable solvents”. Beside these solvents, other synthetic solvents such as fluorous and property-changing soluble polymer systems have been evaluated as potential green alternatives.
Track 15: Green Chemical Reactions
Reactions play the most major role in synthesis. The thought of Green Chemistry appeals for the development of new chemical reactivity’s and reaction conditions that can potentially provide benefits for chemical syntheses in rapports of resource and energy efficiency, product selectivity, operational simplicity, and health and environmental safety. Some of green reaction methods include atom economy where the reaction seeks to maximize the incorporation of the starting materials into the final product of any given reaction; direct conversion of C–H bonds where transformation of the C–H bonds of organic molecules into desired structures without extra chemical conversions represents another class of major desirable reactions; synthesis without protections where organic synthesis extensively utilizes protection–deprotection of functional groups, which increases the number of steps in synthesizing the desired compounds but green chemistry is needed to perform organic synthesis without protection and deprotection; flow reactors where importance to greener syntheses is the development of tandem and cascade reaction processes that incorporate as many reactions as possible to give the final product in single operation; In biocatalysis where the potential usefulness of various catalysts such as enzymes, whole cells, and catalytic antibodies for organic synthesis has become more recognized.
Track 16: Non-thermal Activation Methods
Some Non-thermal Activation methods such as ultrasound, biotransformation, microwaves, or photocatalysis are a part of the green practices used for the creation of high added value molecules. Microwave-assisted heating under controlled conditions is valuable technology where the organic synthesis on solid phase. Sonochemistry is the application of ultrasound to chemical processes and reactions. Biotransformation is a favoured method for the control of the selectivity and is extensively used in green chemistry. This methodology adds to the development of chiral chemistry in aqueous medium. The activation by photocatalysis under visible light is another method used in chemistry. In recent years, asymmetric organocatalysis has been broadly studied as a corresponding technique of organometallic catalysis. This new method is very striking because it by-passes the use of heavy metals.
Track 17: Renewable Sources
Renewable resource may be a resource which may be used repeatedly and replaced naturally that typically includes oxygen, fresh water, solar energy, timber, wood, paper and leather and biomass. With the help of green chemistry the approach towards the renewable resources can be made increasingly usable technologically and economically. There is a wide spectrum of renewable feed stocks including trees, grasses, shrubs, marine resources wastes which is used for developing new, sustainable, low environmental encounter routes to useful chemical products, and biofuels. Renewable resources are used whenever likely at the end of their use, non-biodegradable materials are recycled. By means of the environment technology we can conserve the natural environment and curb the negative encounter of human involvement.
Track 18: Trends in Green Chemistry
Green Chemistry has established firm ground providing essential pattern criteria for the advancement of efficient chemical syntheses. The twelve principles of green chemistry have been recognized as elementary principles for future sustainable chemical industry and environmental protection. Future Trends in Green Chemistry includes Biocatalysis and biotransformations processes, new enzymes for organic synthesis, Hydrogen production, Green chemistry and agricultural technologies, Green flow chemistry, Green chemistry and organic solar cells, Combinatorial Green Chemistry, Green chemistry in sustainable development, Green Nano chemistry, Oxidation reagents and catalysts, Supramolecular Chemistry.
Track 19: Sustainable Flow Chemistry
Green chemistry and flow chemistry are ideal partners for accessing novel chemical areas and outline extremely economical efficient tools. Flow chemistry defines a general vary of chemical processes that occur in a very continuous flowing stream, conventionally happening in a reactor zone. The flow chemistry depends on the concept of pumping reagents using various reactors types to perform specific reactions. A rise in the greenness and sustainability of chemical processes can be realized by using continuous-flow reactors. This process intensified technique can lead to achieving reactions conditions which lead to reduced reaction time and waste generation, avoiding ultralow temperature conditions, increasing the overall atom economy, widening the safety window and reducing the overall energy consumption to name a few. Research results show that continuous-flow technology can be developed to meet the requirements of industry and help in contributing to more green and sustainable chemical production processes. However, for efficient use of flow technology there are challenges which need to be addressed such as understanding the transformation of batch processes to those of flow, understanding reaction kinetics within these reactors and implementation of scale-up procedures. Additionally, the increasing demand for continuous flow technology and their promising results may help in the substantial development of eco-friendly and greener organic transformations.
Track 20: Ultrasound Technology in Green Chemistry
The applications of Ultrasound in green chemistry and environmental applications have an encouraging future. Compared to traditional strategies, ultra sonication brings environmental friendliness, value efficiency etc. Novel studies have been using ultrasound technology in environmental analysis, water treatment, sludge treatment, Air purification, Soil Remediation.
Track 21: Waste Valorization into chemicals
Waste Valorization is the process of converting waste from organic materials, food and agriculture waste, producing a great deal of methane in landfills, several processes are being developed to transform organic waste materials into something useful to produce energy, chemicals, or materials that can be used in industrial processes. Developing advanced waste valorisation techniques for the green production of chemicals, materials, and fuels through the advancement of green techniques. Valorization is necessarily a concept of recycling waste into more valuable industrial chemicals. Using entrenched Green Processing technologies such as flow technology, Sonochemistry, pyrolysis/gasification, solid state fermentation and microbial digestion are used to convert the types of waste into high-value chemicals such as bioplastics, organic acids, furans, essential oils and fuels such as biodiesel, bio-alcohols, syngas/biogas, biofuels from pyrolysis of oils with the purpose of minimizing waste disposal volumes and eventually protecting the environment.
Track 22: Wood Products and Green Chemistry
Green chemistry and technology for and from wood has developed various divergent industrial products, such as bio-sourced, flexible films, green wood adhesives and preservatives, foams, composite matrices, laminates, hard and flexible plastics, abrasive grinding discs, and many more. Green chemistry related to wood products and products derived from wood become a hard and vast task considering the ferment of ideas and work in this field going on now for quite a few years. In wood products , the green chemistry deals with the elimination of toxic aldehydes from wood panel adhesives, bio-sourced adhesives derived from wood or other vegetable matter which are used for wood products, natural fibre composites using tannin matrices, paper surface laminates, tannin-based foams, and continuous high-pressure paper laminates, hard plastics based on tannin-furanic materials and some of their applications, flexible bio-sourced tannin-furanic films, and bio-sourced wood preservatives.
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The global market for green chemistry, which includes biobased chemicals, renewable feedstocks, green polymers and less-toxic chemical formulations, is projected to grow from $11 billion in 2015 to nearly $100 billion by 2020.
According to Pike Research, the North American market for green chemistry is projected to grow from $3 billion to over $20 billion during the same period. Renewable chemicals derived from bio-based feedstocks using environmentally friendly production technologies has gone global. BCC Research estimates in its new report the global chemical industry will grow to over $1.5 trillion per year when bio-based and renewable products replace existing products and provide new revenue sources to companies and regional economies.
Renewable chemicals or bio-based chemicals are obtained from renewable sources such as biomass, organic waste products, microorganisms, agricultural waste and agricultural feedstocks are used to produce other chemicals. They are used in various applications across different industries such as in pharmaceuticals, housing, transportation, textiles, environment, hygiene, and food processing. The manufacture of lubricants and surfactants, resins, consumer goods, and plastics for environmental purpose use renewable chemicals.
The global market for renewable chemicals is expected to grow from $51.7 billion in 2015 to $85.6 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6% for the period of 2015-2020. Raw materials for renewable chemicals production, which ranked second at a 40.6% market share in 2014, is expected to fall to 35.5% during the forecast period (2015-2020) due to the uptake of alternative feedstock used in the production process.
The enzyme industry has experienced significant growth during the last decade due to the global, growing demand for cleaner and greener technology to preserve the environment.
According to BCC Research, the global market for industrial enzymes is expected to grow from nearly $5.0 billion in 2016 to $6.3 billion in 2021, demonstrating a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7%. As a segment, food industrial enzymes should approach $1.5 billion and $1.9 billion in 2016 and 2021, respectively, growing at a five-year CAGR of 4.7%. Animal feed industrial enzymes, as a segment, is forecast to total $1.2 billion and nearly $1.6 billion in 2016 and 2021, respectively, reflecting a five-year CAGR of 5.2%. This market segment is expected to rise due to higher investments in renewable sources of energy and increased demand for animal feed products.
Growing consumer awareness towards renewable chemicals and increasing environmental concerns are driving their growth in the market. In addition, regulators in the U.S., U.K. and E.U. have formulated rules concerning the manufacture and disposal of petrochemicals, which have helped to boost the renewable chemicals consumption during the past few years as companies seek compliance.
Energy supply chain issues are an important market driver. Fossil fuel-based resources are finite in stock and face continuing and increased demand. Almost 80% of available raw materials and energy sources are consumed by close to 20% of the developed world's population. China and India, both of which have populations of over 1 billion people, are exhibiting rapid economic growth, which is boosting demand for energy and chemicals production.