The environmental and climate program demands technological solutions in the chemical industry that incorporate prevention of pollution. Major advances are needed to reduce the use of organic solvents, such as methanol, toluene, xylene, methyl ethyl ketone, and dichloromethane, which account for 27 percent of total toxics release inventory chemicals. The replacement of those solvents is a key point to enable the transition from classical synthesis to green chemistry and nanotechnology concepts, i.e., to sustainability. The first radical option to achieve this goal is to completely avoid the use of solvents, as occurs in mechanochemical processes. A wide-range synthesis prospect is given by identifying between known solvents those with less negative environmental impact. This book concerns the analysis of the advantages of using compressed CO2 to produce not only improved materials in a better way, but also new nanoproducts. Recovering and using CO2, otherwise released into the atmosphere, is a means of recycling emissions resulting from other users. The use of supercritical CO2 is a complex option from a conceptual point of view requiring enhanced technical preparation.
Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing Pte Ltd
Number of pages: 566
Weight: 907 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"This book shows the interesting versatility of supercritical fluid technology in materials preparation for completely novel applications. The authors, as well as the editors, are internationally recognized experts who have put together an enjoyable and useful recompilation of the main discoveries in the development of this new green technology."
- Dr. Julio San Roman, Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP-CSIC), Spain
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