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Title: Green chemistry: current status and challenges in Zimbabwe
Authors: Upenyu Guyo
Fidelis Chigondo
Stephen Nyoni
Netai Muchanyereyi
Ngceboyakwethu P. Zinyama
Winmore Kusena
Dubekile Nyoni
Department of Chemical Sciences, Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe,
Department of Chemical Sciences, Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe
Department of Chemistry, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe
Department of Chemistry, Bindura University of Science Education, Bindura, Zimbabwe
Department of Chemical Sciences, Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe
Department of Geography, Environmental Sustainability and Resilience Building, Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe
Department of Applied Chemistry, National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Keywords: green chemistry
current status
Zimbabwe
Issue Date: 29-Apr-2024
Publisher: De Gruyter
Abstract: Green chemistry involves designing environmentally benign processes that either reduce or eliminate the use and production of hazardous substances in the production of safe chemical products. It aims at minimising waste; eliminating costly treatments; minimising energy and resource consumption, and yielding safer products. On this background, it becomes imperative to promote and establish Green chemistry worldwide, especially in developing countries by incorporating it into school curricula, thus placing it at its core for sustainable development purposes. While Zimbabwe, a sub-Saharan country, has made positive strides in key research areas such as the design of new chemicals, catalysis, solvents, renewable materials, and feedstocks, it still faces some challenges that inhibit the successful inception of the concept of green chemistry. An overview that includes educational curriculum, grants and awards, research, infrastructure, and facilities established to promote green chemistry research and education; challenges currently being faced in implementing the approaches and principles in selected universities; the role played by government bodies, and the public in influencing the criteria to promote the green chemistry concept is given.
URI: https://cris.library.msu.ac.zw//handle/11408/6128
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