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Pure Appl. Chem., 2001, Vol. 73, No. 8, pp. 1237-1241

Green chemistry and the global water crisis

Dennis L. Hjeresen

The Green Chemistry Institute, American Chemical Society, 1155 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Abstract: Among environmental issues facing the world today, land-based sources of water pollution is one of the most pressing. Adequate supplies of satisfactory-quality water are essential for the natural resources and ecological systems on which all life depends. Green chemistry offers a scientifically based set of solutions to protect water quality.