Project Title

Green Chemistry Metrics for Choosing a Reaction

Date Awarded

11-2011

Department/School

Chemistry

Project Description

James Wollack, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry, was awarded a $5,833 grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to help students assess the impact of their work on scientific advancement and environmental deterioration by choosing two procedures and then assessing their "greenness" using a metrics-based point system. The goal is to raise awareness of the chemical, product and by-products produced in the chemistry lab and their impact on the environment and cost of research. Students will be introduced to the 12 principals of green chemistry, and will aid in transforming an old lab into a green lab. For more information contact Dr. James Wollack at jwwollack@stkate.edu

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