Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Dr Alexei Lapkin Master in Chemistry, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer Deputy Director4 and
  2. Dr David J. C. Constable Ph.D., B.S. Director Group Leader5
  1. Dr, Professor Martin A. Abraham P.E., B.S., Ph.D. Professor Dean chair1,
  2. Professor James Clark chair Director2 and
  3. Dr Neil Winterton Ph.D. M. D. Research Fellow founder member later Deputy Chairman Fellow3

Published Online: 3 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305432.ch1

Green Chemistry Metrics: Measuring and Monitoring Sustainable Processes

Green Chemistry Metrics: Measuring and Monitoring Sustainable Processes

How to Cite

Abraham, M. A., Clark, J. and Winterton, N. (2008) Introduction, in Green Chemistry Metrics: Measuring and Monitoring Sustainable Processes (eds A. Lapkin and D. J. C. Constable), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305432.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK

  2. 5

    GlaxoSmithKline, One Franklin Plaza, Mail Stop: FP1870, Philadelphia, PA 19101, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Toledo, USA

  2. 2

    Green Chemistry Centre, USA

  3. 3

    University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159685

Online ISBN: 9781444305432



  • ‘Green chemistry’, ‘green engineering’ and ‘sustainability’;
  • Green chemistry - twelve principles of Anastas and Warner;
  • Green engineering - applying fundamental engineering concepts;
  • three pillars of sustainable development;
  • green chemistry metrics - measuring and monitoring sustainable processes;
  • ecosystems and biorefinery concept;
  • green chemical technologies;
  • green Chemistry - utilization of set of principles that reduce generation of hazardous substances in design


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ecosystems and the biorefinery concept

  • Green and sustainable supply chains

  • Green chemical technologies

  • Summary

  • References