Chemicals and waste

Elsevier,

Chem, Volume 4, Issue 9, September 2018, Pages 2007-2008.

Contributing to SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) and environmental SDGs 12, 13, 14 and 15, this piece explores the vast amounts of organic solvents employed in carrying out organic reactions with the chemistry industry and explores alternatives with reduced negative environmental impact.
Elsevier,

Joule, Volume 3, Issue 4, 17 April 2019, Pages 1006-1027.

This research develops SDGs 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land). A new recycling process of the common plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) could help with the urgent problem of ever-increasing amounts of plastic waste in our oceans and the environment.
Elsevier,

Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Volume 70, January 2019, Pages 145-168.

Municipal wastewater is a remarkable energy source but in order to recover the energy present efficiently, it is crucial to up-concentrate the organics in wastewaters. This paper contributes to SDG 7 by providing a comprehensive evaluation of the current practices applied to up-concentrate organic matter, as well as various up-to-date treatment configurations.
Elsevier,

Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 195, 10 September 2018, Pages 1047-1056.

This article advances goals 7 and 9 by outlining how energy can be generated from cashew industrial waste to achieve cleaner energy production in Burkina Faso. Nominated in September 2018 for the Elsevier Atlas Award.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 146-149.

Advancing goals 9 and 12, this article argues that, if chemistry is to contribute effectively to achieving the SDGs, we need to change the way that things are done at both ends of the chemical supply chain.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 158-163.

This article contributes to goals 2 and 9 by detailing the importance of crop protection chemicals and the role of green and sustainable chemistry in their development.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 154-157.

 

To advance goals 9 and 12, this article reviews Chilean policies on sustainability, as well as academic efforts related to green chemistry.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 140-145.

This article contributes to goals 9 and 12 by discussing the approaches and tools used by the chemical industry to support the SDGs.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 13, October 2018, Pages 150-153.

This article advances goals 9 and 12 by arguing that it is difficult, if not impossible, to achieve sustainability without transforming the fundamental chemistry that comprises the material and energy basis of our society and economy.
To advance goal 7, this chapter examines how biotransformation, namely the use of micro-organisms to fractionate and enhance petroleum, might help mitigate the associated pollution and upgrading of crude oil.

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