DOZN™ 2.0: A Quantitative Green Chemistry Evaluator

Jan 16, 2020 9:40 AM ET

Green chemistry is the concept of developing chemical products and processes that reduce the use and generation of hazardous materials, minimize waste and decrease demand on diminishing resources. Paul Anastas and John Warner developed the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry— the global framework that has served as the foundation for green chemistry(1). That framework proposes 12 complementary principles around resource efficiency and risk (human health and environmental) minimization, targeting a life-cycle perspective (e.g., raw materials extraction, chemical production, and end-of-life bioaccumulation and biodegradation). These 12 principles were also adopted by the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute (GCI). 

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