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Green Chemistry

The course will introduce the principles of green chemistry, focusing on how chemistry can aid us in facing global challenges threatening our environment but also posing risks to human health.

Green chem

Goals can be met through chemical innovation, assuring efficient utilization of resources and energy while promoting both health and environmental safety.

The course will teach students to identify environmental challenges within the field of chemistry and highlight possible solutions. It will also equip students with tools available to scientists and engineers to practice green, energy-efficient and safe chemistry.

In essence, giving the students the chemistry toolbox of tomorrow.

  • Course structure

    The course introduces the principles of green chemistry with the overall purpose of investigatigating how to help solve global challenges relevant to environment and human health.

    The course teaches the student to identify different problems and to develop appropriate solutions using green chemistry, along with the engineering tools which are encompassed by the course.



    Theory, 4 hp:
    • Account for how green chemistry can be utilized to develop safer products and industrial systems which do not harm the environment or human health.
    • Account for the tools which are available to researchers and engineers in the design of new chemical products and processes, including aspects of energy efficiency.
    • Analyze the efficiency of different tools for chemical design.

    Laboratory sessions and seminars, 3.5 hp

    Teaching format


    Lab work




    The examination of theory is carried out as a written exam.
    The examination of lab, is carried out as written laboratory reports and oral presentations.


    Associate Professor: Adam Slabon


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    “Green chemistry : theory and practice” by Paul T. Anastas & J. C. Warner. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Course responsible and examiner
    Chemistry Section & Student Affairs Office