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Chemical Reaction: Down the Drain

By: Steve Herman
Posted: August 26, 2008, from the October 2007 issue of GCI Magazine.

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Environmental concerns, green chemistry, computer models, regulations and consumer expectations generate a challenging area for the modern chemist. We are forced to look at chemicals in complex systems using tools that are often only intelligent guesses. Future generations will be the judge of how well we handle the transformation to a greener world through chemistry and our technical imagination.

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