The 2nd Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference was held in Washington, DC in early July, 1998. After two days of technical presentations by international experts on cutting-edge technological advances in sustainable chemistry and engineering, a workshop designed to promote international collaborations was held. These are the proceedings of the workshop.By way of introduction, Dr. Colin Raston has graciously provided a context for these Proceedings by summarizing the content of the technical presentations that preceded the workshop. The workshop provided a forum for discussion of international industrial and public policy perspectives that drive the scientific research and engineering of benign chemical processes. Issues, strategies, and programs in the Americas, Asia, and Europe were shared by invited international panelists, and areas of mutual concern were identified. We hope that these Proceedings will provide a valuable reference.As a scientific community, our challenge is to design environmentally benign processes that utilize technological advances to meet the expectations of modern society, while ensuring that any compromise favors the preservation of our global environment. We are an environmentally interdependent global community who collectively face the new millennium with great hope and promise.We are grateful for the participation of our international collegues and look forward to future collaborations.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6337Report Number:
NIST Pub Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
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benign processing, green chemistry, international collaboration, international forum, sustainable technology