(548e) Green and Sustainable Nanomaterials

Authors: 
Lewinski, N., Virginia Commonwealth University
Jensen, C., Colorado School of Mines
Following the American Chemistry Society's 2017 Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, thought leaders in green and sustainable nanomaterials published as part of a special issue, individual research efforts. This poster reviews outcomes that include the use of biological materials to synthesize nanomaterials, current approaches to the simulation of nanomaterial synthesis, the details of low impact synthesis methods, scaling relationships, current trends in flow through synthesis methods, and approaches or methods to synergize green chemistry and sustainability metrics. The authors also propose that traditional chemistry-process engineering is a first generation design approach, that life cycle methodologies can be contrast with many "design for X" approaches, and that achieving the Brundtland commission's goals requires more broad systems considerations including the upcycle of wastes and circular economy.