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Green Chemistry

Program: 
Chemistry
ECTS: 
5
Lecturer: 
prof. Anna M. Trzeciak
Type: 
Optional
Lecture
Number of hours: 
1h X 15 weeks = 15 hours (1 semester)
Laboratory
Number of hours: 
2h X 15 weeks = 30 hours (1 semester)
Objective: 

To know the principles of green chemistry. To design chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances.

Assessment: 

Lecture: exam
Laboratory: test

Contents: 

Definition and the principles of green chemistry. Phenomenon of catalysis, homogenous and heterogenous catalysts in industry, catalytic converters. Criterion for choosing solvents in chemical reactions, ionic liquids - synthesis, properties and applications. Introduction to the asymmetric synthesis. Use of recyclable materials and biotechnological methods in chemical synthesis. Microwave and ultrasound as an energy sources. Characteristics and applications of supercritical fluids.

Knowledge and understanding

  • Student knows the principles of green chemistry

  • Classifies solvents in compliance with principles of green chemistry

  • Knows and understands the role of catalysis in modern chemical processes

  • Knows and realizes how to use ultrasound and microwaves techniques in chemical processes

Intelectual and practical skills

  • Is able to evaluate a reaction or process and determine "greener" alternatives

  • Based on the principles of green chemistry can propose potential modification of processes and chemical reactions

  • Is able to classify and choose solvents according to their compliance with the green chemistry principles

Other competences

  • Obey the laboratory safety rules

  • Is capable of working in a team, assuming different roles

  • Is able to set his priorities right, which are conducive to the realization of a task determined by himself or others