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Colloquium Examines "Green Chemistry"

Colloquium Examines "Green Chemistry"

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/01/2006 - Daryle H. Busch, an internationally known inorganic chemist from the University of Kansas, presents featured remarks during the UCM Department of Chemistry and Physics Colloquium and Recognition Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 4. This is the eighth consecutive year for the event, which also honors area high school students who have an interest in chemistry and physics.

Awards Ceremony and Reception also Planned

Busch's presentation on "Ventures in Green Chemistry" begins shortly after the awarding of certificates of achievement to area high school students at 10 a.m. in the Nahm Auditorium. A reception follows in the Elliott Union Charno Room at 12:30 p.m. Tours of the Department of Chemistry and Physics classroom and lab facilities, and refreshments, are available from 9 to 10 a.m. All activities are free and open to the public.

Discussion Focuses on Cleaner Chemical Processes

During his presentation, Busch will discuss the need to eliminate the source of waste, contamination, and hazards during the operation of chemical processes so that remediation isn't necessary. He also plans to talk about the history of green chemistry and some advocacy organizations, including the Green Chemistry Institute and The Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis.

Credentials Includes Many Professional Achievements

Busch currently serves as the Roy A. Roberts Professor of Chemistry and Deputy Director, Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis in the Department of Chemistry at KU. He is the past president of the American Chemical Society, an organization of about 159,000 chemical professionals, and a former advisor to U.S. President George Bush in the area of nuclear waste technology. He has also published more than 400 articles in the area of inorganic and green chemistry.

For More Information

For more information, contact Scott McKay, associate professor of chemistry at UCM, at 660-543-4949.