History and Milestones of Green Analytical Chemistry

  • Justyna Płotka-Wasylka
  • Magdalena FabjanowiczEmail author
  • Kaja Kalinowska
  • Jacek Namieśnik
Part of the Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology book series (GCST)


Due to the increased environmental consciousness, Green Analytical Chemistry (GAC) is an important concept steadily gaining popularity, as its implementation facilitates the decrease the detrimental effect analytical chemistry methodologies may have on the environment. In this chapter, a brief overview of the history of Green Analytical Chemistry (GAC) and its milestone was given. Emphasis has been put on the beginnings of green chemistry awareness and on the possibilities of increasing and evaluating the greenness of both currently used and designed analytical chemistry methodologies. In addition, the prospects of implementation of 12 principles of Green Analytical Chemistry have been briefly described.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Justyna Płotka-Wasylka
    • 1
  • Magdalena Fabjanowicz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kaja Kalinowska
    • 1
  • Jacek Namieśnik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of ChemistryGdańsk University of TechnologyGdańskPoland

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