Solvent Selection and Substitution: Online CPD course

Online CPD Course - maintain performance while using benign solvents.


This course is designed for people within the chemical and related industries and academics/students that are involved with or are interested in solvent replacement strategies.

The aim of this course is to enable delegates to identify and understand the properties of solvents, and enable them to approach solvent substitution in a systematic way that allows performance to be maintained with benign solvents.  

Pricing

The course is available now at a rate of £250 per user.  Payment can be made via Credit/Debit card. 

We are offering a 20% discount to groups of 3 or more users from the same organisation and also to students.

If you qualify for any of these discounts please email greenchemistry-cpd@york.ac.uk for your unique code.

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Benefits

The replacement of hazardous solvents has received much attention in the past two decades. High volumes of solvent use in industry as well as in consumer products have magnified concerns over toxicity, safety, and environmental impact. In attempts to eliminate undesirable solvents, replacement strategies often seek structurally related compounds not yet covered by the legislative and regulatory measures usually required to force action in this respect. It is important to emphasise that historically these measures have proven to be short sighted with respect to increasingly strict chemical controls worldwide. The unfortunate consequences of solvent use are often linked to the beneficial attributes of the solvent, and this makes substitution more challenging than might be expected.

This online course will facilitate sustainable solvent substitution by providing an understanding of:

  • The context for green and sustainable solvents;
  • Solvents properties and the role they play in modern chemistry;
  • The application of tools and methodologies for solvent substitution.

After completing the course, participants can expect to be able to identify green solvents, and make rational solvent substitutions for the improved environmental health and safety of their products and processes. 

Content

The course will cover the following areas:

  • Solvent types, applications and properties;
  • Regulation;
  • Life cycle impact of solvents;
  • Characteristics of a green solvent;
  • Interpretation of solvent selection guides and their advantages and limitations;
  • Solvent substitutes for undesirable solvents;
  • Establishment of solvent performance criteria;
  • Bespoke solvent design.


The course will consist of an interactive blend of written material and videos.  The content will be supported by self-assessment exercises in the form of both multiple-choice and more in depth questions to test understanding and to apply knowledge to a number of different scenarios/case studies.

Pricing

The course is available now at a rate of £250 per user.  Payment can be made via Credit/Debit card. 

We are offering a 20% discount to groups of 3 or more users from the same organisation and also to students.

If you qualify for any of these discounts please email greenchemistry-cpd@york.ac.uk for your unique code.

Book Online Now!

Course Duration

The course will comprise ca. 16 hours of material plus additional independent study time. After registration and payment you will have 8 weeks within which you must complete the course. 


If you have any queries please email 
greenchemistry-cpd@york.ac.uk.


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