Green Chemistry with Microbore Chromatography

November 7, 2011
The Column

Volume 7, Issue 20

In response to the environmental challenges during the last decades, several important laws such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Pollution Prevention Act have been approved.

In response to the environmental challenges during the last decades, several important laws such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Pollution Prevention Act have been approved. While the first two acts rather focus on remediation in the sense that pollution is treated after it is formed, the Green Chemistry Initiative of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) aims at pollution prevention. It encourages the design of chemical products and processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances.

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