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Advancing Green Chemistry: PCBs in Pigments

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Advancing Green Chemistry: PCBs in Pigments

Time: June 27, 2013 from 12pm to 1pm
Location: online webinar
Website or Map: https://attendee.gotowebinar.…
Event Type: webinar
Organized By: Washington State Department of Ecology and the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable.
Latest Activity: Jun 25, 2013

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Dr. Lisa Rodenburg, Rutgers University

Adriane Borgias, Washington State Department of Ecology Dr. Robert Christie, Heriot-Watt University, Galashields, Scotland


Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3838278894993253632



The purpose of this session is to provide historical and regulatory context to the issue, describe the changes, challenges, and solutions needed for effective source control of PCB. The goal is to provide insight into the design of PCB free pigments that meet green chemistry principles, and to outline a transition path from research to development to market: the mechanisms, barriers, and implementation. The challenge of reducing Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) at the source is a national, even global issue as PCBs are globally transported, do not easily degrade, and bioaccumulate in the food chain. PCBs are ubiquitous in the environment, not only as the result of legacy uses of Aroclors but, significantly, from residual PCBs that are still being legally produced as "inadvertent contaminants" in industrial processes. A specific example is PCBs in pigments used in inks, dyes, and other products.

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