The 180° Seminars are subject-specific seminars on topics which are most relevant to the industrialization of Green Chemistry & Green Engineering based applications. These Seminars will consist of 3-4 focused presentations and case-studies by domain experts.

The 180o Seminars are subject-specific seminars on topics which are most relevant to the industrialization of Green Chemistry & Engineering applications.

These Seminars are designed to create a metaphorical 180o shift from the existing know-how to and implementable paradigm for industrial green chemistry and engineering practices as door-step solutions

  • Attended by focussed industry audience seeking relevant solutions on the topics above.
  • Conducted by domain experts through case-study presentations and interactive sessions’.
  • Designed to bring-forth technical insights and its commercially viable methodologies.

The seminars will focus on four areas pertinent for making “greener” manufacturing processes, selected as the maximum–impact areas in the implementation of industrial green chemistry and engineering practices.

Participation focus – managers and senior representatives from R&D and Production.

Green processes – 9:30 to 11:00 hrs.

Green Process refers to measures to eliminate the environmental burden in such areas as resources input, chemical substances use and energy consumption to the greatest extent possible from all the processes involved in manufacture. This seminar is designed to bring forth technical insight, and a knowhow of reducing the e- factor, by discussing case studies that have successfully set up cost effective manufacturing process at normal pressure and temperature, effective recycling, new route selection as well as safer reagents and solvents.

Green solvents – 14:00 to 15:30 hrs.

The idea of ''green'' solvents expresses the goal to minimize the environmental impact resulting from the use of solvents in chemical production. In this seminar we aim to provide valuable insight to help understand the ‘greenness’ of alternative solvents. It will include case studies on ionic liquids, diutectic liquids, supercritical fluid extractions, water based reactions and their environmental and economic benefits

Green catalysts – 11:30 to 13:00 hrs.

Green catalysts are the catalysts which are eco friendly, can be regenerated hence reused multiple times and thus minimize waste production during process. The seminar will include successful case studies on replacing conventional catalysts with greener alternatives, and their economic and environmental impact. We also hope to bring forth technical knowhow in regards to enzymatic and biocatalytic routes. The seminar will also help to connect with potential collaborators and technology providers in the same area.

Green engineering – 16:00 – 17:30 hrs.

Here we will be discussing emerging aspects of green engineering for process intensification, water and energy optimization and waste and toxicity reduction, as well as the potential of flow chemistry and micro reactors in helping the reduction of environmental footprint of manufacturing processes. We will be discussing case studies of successful technologies that have incorporated various aspects of green engineering at the design stage to minimize environmental footprint.