Biodegradability

When a compound biodegrades, it returns to compounds found in nature complete its natural cycle. There are ways we can make this happen without waiting for it to happen naturally. We can either find the cause of resistance to biodegradation or enhance it. Understanding how biodegradation happens on the molecular level also helps. Molecular features … Continue reading Biodegradability

Life-Cycle Analysis/Assessment (LCA)

LCA is a technique used for assessing the environmental aspects and potential impacts associated with a product by: compiling an inventory of relevant inputs and outputs of a product system evaluating the potential environmental impacts associated with those inputs and outputs interpreting the results It is a method in which the energy and the raw … Continue reading Life-Cycle Analysis/Assessment (LCA)

Toxicology

Toxicology helps us design processes using safer chemicals. It's not just us who we have to think of, but all other species on the planet that are affected by anthropogenic processes. By studying how a certain chemical affects us and other species, we can make better decisions. There are a few aspects which we need to … Continue reading Toxicology