To sustain life, all living beings need energy and resources that are met by the environment. The welfare of humans and their continuing existence depends on the living environment. That being the case a healthy environment is the prerequisite for a healthy living. Activities, both natural and anthropogenic, have degraded the environment; however, the role played particularly by humans is the primary cause of the present deterioration of the environment. Deforestation, urbanization, soil erosion, water pollution, and air pollution are the noteworthy anthropogenic activities that illustrate the quality of environmental deterioration.
Green Chemistry and Environment deals with the prevention and minimization of environmental pollution, based on the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry. The book discusses the major forms of environmental pollution such as air, water, soil, radiation, and noise pollution; their causes; and prevention. Application of green chemistry as a tool in the production line for the development of environmentally benign products forms the core of the book. How the pollution caused by deforestation, agricultural activities, and industrial production can be mitigated is also discussed extensively..
1. Green Chemistry and Understanding its Twelve Principles
2. Planning a Green Synthesis
3. Metrics for Greenness of a Process
4. Products Synthesized using Principles of Green Chemistry
5. Environmental Pollution
6. Green Chemistry: An Aid in Preventing Environmental Pollution