Goddess of Green Chemistry and Climate

When the vice-chancellor of our university declared that they had come up with their own anthem “Rasayan Devike” (Goddess of Chemistry), I thought he was crazy. Who does that, I said to myself. Until now. It has been five years since I graduated from this university. Today, I found out that the concept took birth … Continue reading Goddess of Green Chemistry and Climate

Green engineering principles and applications

The word 'chemical' has always gained negative attention in the eyes of the public even when it enhances their lives. This is because of the side-effects it causes on the environment due to pollution and toxicity. Kinds of chemicals: The chemical industry basically produces 4 kinds of chemicals: Commodity chemicals: Chemicals that are used by other … Continue reading Green engineering principles and applications

Separation processes in industry

No one is perfect... that's why pencils have erasers. The same is true for reactions. They are not perfect in the sense that we do not always get a 100% yield. The reasons for this are: side reactions excess raw material loss of reactants through by-product formation/charring due to their sensitivity towards operating conditions some … Continue reading Separation processes in industry