TN-105 – Supercritical Fluid Technology: Green Chemistry for the 21st Century

TN-105 – Supercritical Fluid Technology: Green Chemistry for the 21st Century

Dr. James Louey, Chemistry Department, Sacred Heart University 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06432-1000

Dr. Kenneth James, Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc. One Innovation Way, Suite 303, Newark, Delaware 19711; Tel: 302-738-3420 x201; Fax: 302-738-4320; E-mail: ken.james@supercriticalfluids.com

Abstract

Currently, the U. S. produces millions of tons of pollution each year, and spends billions of dollars controlling this pollution.1 This data clearly indicates that sustainable economic growth will require more than end-product environmental monitoring of existing industrial processes. Rather, the worldwide focus on technology development must include new industrial processing methodology that supports pollution prevention at the source. Such a change in production methodology will effect numerous immediate and long-term benefits, including financial, as fewer capital investments will be necessary for future environmental remediation.