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Unformatted text preview: eutrophication - increasing amount of dead/decaying plant matter green chemistry - using chemical products that preserve the environment preventing waste > cleaning up waste industries need as little waste as possible, waste shouldn't be toxic chemical processes need to be energy-efficient raw materials should be renewable no auxiliary substances used (or at the very least, harmless auxiliary substances) o solvents not consumed in reaction but released into atmosphere water purification - water chlorination produces trihalomethanes (THM) several THMs are carcinogens...
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This document was uploaded on 10/30/2011 for the course CHEM 161 at Rutgers.
- Spring '08