Undergraduate Course: Sustainable Chemistry Level 11 (CHEM11025)
|School||School of Chemistry
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||A lecture course covering an introduction to the principles of Green or Sustainable Chemistry, including the impact that the chemical industry has on human health and the environment, sustainable approaches to resource extraction and utilisation, and the role that catalysts can play in pollution control and increasing feedstock and energy efficiency. The course comprises individual lecture courses on the five topics.
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Show the ability to integrate all or most of the understanding of the principal concepts of ¿Green Chemistry¿ and show an awareness of current issues.
- Apply this integrated knowledge in a "systems engineering" approach to the design of new products and processes and an appreciation of how this is being implemented in various industrial sectors in response to a combination of diminishing resources as well as economic and political pressures.
- Critically review current resources, routes and production of chemicals (either large scale intermediates or fine chemicals) and demonstrate an ability to analyse or assess complex problems based on diverse, or limited, datasets.
- Interpret and use a wide range of numerical, graphical and schematic data and communicate this effectively.
- Show an appreciation of complex ethical, economical and professional issues related to the production of chemicals in accordance with current professional and/or ethical codes or practices.
|The sets of slides of all individual lecture courses will be made available to students by the lecturers in advance.|
General text (Reserve; Darwin Library):
Green Chemistry - An Introductory text, M. Lancaster, RSC, 2002. ISBN 0-85404-620-8
Primary literature Resources:
Accounts of Chemical Research, 2002, 35(9), 695-705.
Journal of Molecular Catalysis: Part A, 2002, 182-183, 419-437.
Green Chemistry, 2005, 7(5), 267-278.
Green Chemistry, 1999, 1(1), 1-8.
Chemical Communications, 2008, (29), 3352-3365.
Catalysis Today, 2000, 55(1-2), 11-22.
Chemical Reviews, 2004, 104(12), 6147-6176.
US-DOE report, August 2004 (http://www1.eere.energy.gov/bioenergy/pdfs/35523.pdf)
Further recommended reading will be provided by the individual lecturers.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Numerical, graphical and schematic data analysis and processing skills.
Note-taking skills in lectures
Making informed judgements on complex issues based on science, economy and ethics.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||30 hours lectures + 6 hours tutorials, at times arranged.
|Course organiser||Dr Murray Low
Tel: (0131 6)50 4766
|Course secretary||Mr Craig Smith
Tel: (0131 6)50 4710