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Author: paul carson (Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:34 am)
Title: Green Chemistry
Green chemistry, is not only easier on the environment, it saves companies millions of dollars they would otherwise spend on cleanup and disposal. Their process uses an enzyme, a biological catalyst called Lipozyme that it could save hundreds of millions of pounds of sodium methoxide, detergents and bleaching clay, as well as 60 millions gallons of water, every year. In addition to reducing waste, green chemistry seeks to eliminate poisonous reagents in industry. Toxic chemicals are also a concern for architects designing “green building,” which are friendly to both their occupants and the surrounding environment. Adhesives and paints, the sources of “new car smell,” can give off volatile organic compounds that cause headaches and nausea. Other troublemakers include mold spores and dust particles, which can lead to respiratory problems that reduce employee productivity in poorly ventilated office buildings.
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It sounds like Green Chemistry is vital to the environment and the humans inhabiting that environment. I am interested to see how these methods of cleaner production develop in the future. Hopefully scientists can find a way to keep that "new car smell" though, I am found of it.