Target Plots for Environmentally Responsible Selection of Chemicals

  • The number of registered chemicals is reaching 65 million according to the chemical abstract service (CAS). The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has examined around 0.1 – 0.2 % of them for their toxicity. The synthesis of new chemicals requires fast screening method to determine\r\ntheir impact on the environment before they are used in commerce. The Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics of EPA developed a number of models, which estimate the physical properties and potential environmental hazards. This education module presents a graphical tool that estimates of the chemicals fate and toxicity.
  • John Crittenden
  • Sergly Smetana
  • Arka Pandit
Learning Resource Type:
  • Document – Educational Module
  • Engineering – Chemical, Biochemical, Biomolecular
  • Engineering – Environmental
  • College Senior – Graduate
Media Type:
  • Document
  • Target Plots
  • Sustainability Assessment Tool
  • Sustainability of Chemicals
  • Fate and Toxicity of Chemicals
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management
Related ABET Criteria:
Publication Date:
  • November 2016