21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference | June 13-15, 2017 | Reston, Virginia

Sustainable Process Design – The Key to Minimize Environmental Impact, Maximize Cost Efficiency and Drive Innovation

Symposium Organizer: Ingrid Mergelsberg, Merck

While efficient, concise and convergent synthetic routes to complex molecules are essential for their sustainable production; of equal importance is the efficiency of individual processes that comprises each step along the synthetic route. Thus excellent and innovative process design enables sustainable chemical synthesis on industrial scale. This session will explore how improved synthetic methodologies, prediction tools, High Throughput Screening, catalysis, solvent selection, recycling, and minimization of unit operations play a vital role in process chemistry to minimize the environmental impact, to maximize cost efficiency and to drive innovation.