Green Chemistry


Event period Explanation of the participation options

In future

Currently 3 places available
Courses of this module
F5.1 Green Chemistry - Part 1
F5.2 Green Chemistry - Part 2
Product information "Green Chemistry "

From the very beginning, identifying and evaluating potentially high value chemicals that can be extracted and transformed from renewable feedstocks requires robust, efficient, selective, reproducible, and benign analytical approaches. Green and sustainable separation of natural products from agro-industrial waste is attractive considering several techno-scientific, socio-environmental and economic aspects. In this module, the concepts of green and sustainable analytical chemistry, especially separation of natural products will be discussed, highlighting the main studies conducted in this topic over the last years. Some of the principal analytical techniques, by-products and target compounds described in the literature and considering our practice will be presented, including the emerging green and sustainable separation approaches towards bioeconomy, circular economy, UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets internationally agreed in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, focusing on selected case studies related to food production, processing and consumption.

is restricted access: Yes
Requirements - university entrance qualification: Not required
Requirements - one year of work experience: Required
Requirements Language: English: TOEFL Internet (92 points); IELTS (Acad. Level 6.5 points); CAE/CPE (Level C1, Grade B); TOEIC (720 points listening/reading, 310 points speaking/writing); if necessary, individual examination.
Requirements Expertise: Knowledge of chemistry, biology & environment
Other requirements

1) Training as a chemical-technical assistant or pharmaceutical-technical assistant


2) B.Sc. in Chemistry, Pharmacy or similar

Topic: Engineering & Natural Sciences, Sustainability, Energy & Environment
Format of course: Online
Level: Master
Course language: English
Study programme: Sustainable Chemistry
Number of credit points / ECTS: 10
Workload Contact time (in hours): 16
Workload self-study time (in hours): 234
Examination: In-class examination
Exam format: Portfolio
Further exam format: No further Exam

You will acquire substantive knowledge about:

  • Describe drivers for change in the chemical industry
  • Consider key factors across the lifecycle of chemicals
  • Appreciate important chemicals related legislation
  • Outline the principles of green chemistry
  • Assess greenness
  • Describe types of catalysis and outline their benefit to green chemistry
  • Recognise the role green chemistry has to play in supporting the bioeconomy
  • Adopt systems thinking approaches to explain biorefinery models
  • Importance of solvents in industry
  • Identify alternative green solvents and their pros and cons
  • Assess the key properties of solvents
  • Explain role of bio-based solvents and where they are proving successful
  • Measure change and success

You will acquire substantive knowledge about:

  • What are the major advantages of microreactor technology
  • What are still actual problems associated with continuous production of chemicals
  • How does the sustainability of this new technology compare to classical batch processing
  • How can multiphase reactions be performed in microreactors
  • How can this production of chemicals be integrated in a complete process
  • Which application domains are mostly suited to introduce microreactor technology
  • What are the opportunities of the technology for the future
  • The definition of Green Analytical Chemistry (GAC) and its principles
  • The emergence of Sustainable Analytical Chemistry (SAC) & Sustainable Separation (SS)
  • The main green and sustainable analytical techniques for natural product extraction from agro-industrial wastes
  • Fundamentals of bioeconomy, circular economy and SDGs in Chemistry
  • Case studies: green and sustainable agriculture and processing systems 
  • The concept “from farm to fork”: unpacking hamburgers
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