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Cursus: NWI-MOL139
NWI-MOL139
Sustainable Chemistry
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CursusNWI-MOL139
Studiepunten (ECTS)3
CategoriePB (Propedeuse)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica; Moleculaire Wetenschappen;
Docenten
Coördinator
dr. D. Blanco Ania
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
dr. D. Blanco Ania
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. D. Blanco Ania
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Docent
dr. D. Blanco Ania
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Docent
dr. R. van Zelm
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2023
Periode
KW4  (08-04-2024 t/m 31-08-2024)
Aanvangsblok
KW4
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
After this course, you are:
  • able to explain the concept of sustainability both from a societal and from a (bio)chemical perspective,
  • able to discuss examples of the successful chemical and biochemical conversion of renewable resources into energy, energy carriers, commodities, and products,
  • able to identify key sustainability challenges for the molecular sciences,
  • familiar with concepts such as atom economy, energy efficiency, and the twelve principles of green chemistry,
  • aware of the ways in which sustainability can be quantified, and able to interpret the life cycle assessment method,
  • able to assess a scientific poster (style and content).
Inhoud
This course provides students with the consciousness of the sustainability of chemical processes and energy generation. It will present the fundamentals of the 12 principles of green chemistry and sustainability metrics within life cycle assessment, and their necessary evolution to pursue a circular economy. In addition, this course presents how chemical processes can be developed in a sustainable way with the use of environmentally benign methods (e.g., catalysis and green solvents) and how chemical waste is treated. Besides, this course exhibits how biomass is used by the chemical industry to make new biomaterials and to produce energy.

Topics:
  • Introduction to green and sustainable chemistries (history and evolution of green chemistry, 12 principles of green chemistry, circular chemistry, sustainability metrics, atom economy, LCA).
  • Green solvents (water, supercritical carbon dioxide, ionic liquids, liquid polymers).
  • Catalysis (homogenous and heterogeneous catalysis).
  • Waste prevention and management. Wastewater treatment.
  • Renewable chemical feedstocks (biomaterials and biofuel) and determination of impacts of renewables
Niveau
First-year course.
Voorkennis
'Structure of Atoms and Molecules' (NWI-MOL120) and 'Organic Chemistry 1' (NWI-MOL124).
Toetsinformatie

Quizzes: 40% (best four out of five; minimum 5.5); assignment: 30%; poster and assessment of poster: 30% (no final exam).

Bijzonderheden
The course will be given in five four-hour sessions with breaks (weeks 1-5) plus two weeks to prepare an assignment and a poster (weeks 6 and 7). Each session will be divided into a lecture (2 × 45 min) followed by a tutorial (2 × 45 min). There is a 30-minute test/quiz based on the contents of the week before on weeks 2-6. At the end of the course, there will be a poster session.
Verplicht materiaal
Artikelen
Scientific articles
Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
There is no single book where all the information of the course was taken from. This list of books is a recommendation to consult some of the topics dealt in the course and to expand the student's knowledge, but there is no need to buy them.
ISBN:978-1-84755-976-0
Titel:Eco-Friendly Synthesis of Fine Chemicals
Auteur:Roberto Ballini
Uitgever:RSCPublisihing (https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/ebook/978-1-84755-908-1)
Kosten:0,00
Boek
ISBN:978-1-78262-294-9
Titel:Green Chemistry: An Introductory Text
Auteur:Mike Lancaster
Uitgever:RSCPublishing
Druk:3
Boek
ISBN:9781138199286
Titel:Green Organic Chemistry in Lecture and Laboratory
Auteur:Andrew P. Dicks
Uitgever:CRC Press
Druk:1
Werkvormen
Hoorcollege

Sustainability certificate
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Werkcollege
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Toetsen
Quizzes
Weging4
ToetsvormTest
GelegenhedenBlok KW4, Blok KW4

Opdrachten en poster
Weging6
ToetsvormOpdracht
GelegenhedenBlok KW4

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