Dr. Concepcion Jimenez-Gonzalez

Dr. Concepcion Jimenez-Gonzalez

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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CHE 596 601 Green Chemical Engineering

3 Credit Hours

This course provides the bottom-line thinking required to design greener, safer chemical synthesis and chemical manufacturing processes. The class focus is to incorporate green chemistry and green engineering principles from the design stage. It also looks beyond factory processes and follows a life-cycle thinking perspective, given the growing importance of eco- and carbon-footprinting in the current business environment. The course is useful for: chemists and engineers who want to incorporate sustainability into process design and retrofitting; environment, health and safety professionals whose jobs may include environmental sustainability, eco-footprinting and environmental improvements; and business practitioners who want to understand how to ‘green’ processes from the design stage.


Junior level undergraduate courses in chemical engineering or related area or BS degree in engineering, chemistry, physics or other related areas.

Course Objectives

Learn the fundamentals of green Chemical Engineering and Life Cycle Assessment and apply these principles and concepts in the design, retrofit and management of chemical processes for sustainable chemical manufacturing.

Course Requirements

Complete homework assignments, two exams, and one project.

Software: Proficiency in computer calculation and modeling applications (e.g., Excel, MATLAB, ICAS).


Green Chemistry and Engineering: A Practical Design Approach. C Jimenez-Gonzalez and D J C Constable. Wiley, 2011

Computer and Software Requirements

Please review minimum computer specifications recommended by NC State University and Engineering Online.

Updated 10/30/2022