Prof. B. S. Garg Felicitation Seminar on “Green Chemistry on Human health and Environment”
2nd September, 2017
Dr. Sangeeta Singla from Applied Sciences & Humanities Department, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon attended “Prof. B. S. Garg Felicitation Seminar on Green Chemistry on Human health and Environment” organized by Green Chemistry Network Centre, University of Delhi, Delhi on 2nd september, 2017.
The objective of the event was to initiate conversations on deep environmental issues to share new information, advances and outlook in Green Chemistry to answer current and future prospects. It offers a unique opportunity to meet educators, scholars, eminent scientists to exchange knowledge and ideas to ponder upon of the solutions provided by green chemistry techniques for Human health and Environment, which is the global issues.
The first session of day started with the introduction of the event by Prof. R. K. Sharma (Honorary Secretary. RSC London, North India Section, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi followed by address by Prof. Ramesh Chandra, Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi.
Next lecture by Prof. A. K. Bakhshi (Founder Vice Chancellor, PDM University) on “Chemistry Education in 21st century, Challenges and Opportunities,” The session ended with cultural programme.
Next lecture was delivered by Prof. A. K. Singh (Professor, Department of Chemistry, IIT, Delhi) on “Green Chemistry on Human health and Environment” Green Chemistry, also called Sustainable Chemistry, is an area of chemistry and chemical engineering focused on the designing of products and processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances. It is used in various fields.Its uses in the medical field are as follows:
- Cleaner air: Less release of hazardous chemicals to air leading to less damage to lungs.
- Cleaner water: less release of hazardous chemical wastes to water leading to cleaner drinking and recreational water.
- Increased safety for workers in the chemical industry; less use of toxic materials; less personal protective equipment required; less potential for accidents (e.g., fires or explosions).
- Safer consumer products of all types: new, safer products will become available for purchase; some products (e.g., drugs) will be made with less waste; some products (i.e., pesticides, cleaning products) will be replacements for less safe products.
- Safer food: elimination of persistent toxic chemicals that can enter the food chain; safer pesticides that are toxic only to specific pests and degrade rapidly after use.
The session was followed by Felicitation and Vote of Thanks.