Green Chemistry and Green Engineering: A Framework for Sustainable Technology Development

@article{Mulvihill2011GreenCA,
  title={Green Chemistry and Green Engineering: A Framework for Sustainable Technology Development},
  author={Martin J. Mulvihill and Evan S. Beach and Julie Beth Zimmerman and Paul T. Anastas},
  journal={Annual Review of Environment and Resources},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={271-293}
}
Green chemistry and engineering seek to maximize efficiency and minimize health and environmental hazards throughout the chemical production process. This review demonstrates how green chemistry principles and metrics can influence the entire life cycle of a chemical from design through disposal. After reviewing essential metrics and recent advances in the field within this context, we consider the case of nanotechnology. As an emerging field, nanotechnology provides an instructive framework to… 

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