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Cleaner Living through Greener Chemistry
Jeffrey Steinfeld, Bill Van Schalkwyk, Kendra Bussey, Jacqueline Tio
Thu Jan 27, 10am-12:00pm, 6-233, Refreshments will be served.

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 21-Jan-2005
Single session event
Prereq: none

Green chemistry promotes cleaner, safer, and more efficient process design upstream to prevent billions of pounds of hazardous waste downstream. For years industry contended with managing hazardous waste and through green chemistry, realized environmental and financial benefits. MIT is now exploring green chemistry as a strategic hazardous waste management tool and an opportunity to demonstrate environmental stewardship. Join us for a discussion on green chemistry: what it is, who adopted it, and where MIT has work underway. Hear from Chemistry faculty and students who are analyzing MITís chemical purchases; defining common chemical uses; understanding where waste occurs and its cost; and researching alternatives for certain chemicals.
Contact: Susan Leite, x3-5246, smleite@mit.edu
Sponsor: Chemistry
Cosponsor: Environmental Programs Office
Latest update: 19-Jan-2005

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