Northwest Green Chemistry enhances human and environmental health by fostering innovation and economic opportunities through sustainable and green chemistry and engineering solutions.
Dr. Amelia Nestler from Northwest Green Chemistry will present their work on identifying functional and inherently less hazardous alternatives to five phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DEP, and DMP) currently used as plasticizers, fast fusers, and fragrance solvents/fixatives. Register here.
Dr. Amelia Nestler will provide an update on ongoing alternatives assessment work looking at the potential impact of zinc oxide from recreational antifouling boat paints to Puget Sound. Register here.
In 2011, the Washington State Legislature passed legislation (Chapter 70.300 RCW, Recreational Water Vessels-Antifouling Paints) requiring the phase out of copper-based anti-fouling paints on recreational vessels less than 65 feet in length by 2020. To meet this legislative requirement, Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is working with Northwest Green Chemistry to identify and evaluate alternatives to copper anti-fouling boat paints. Alternatives may include both biocidal antifouling and foul release paints, as well as innovative non-paint non-biocide technologies.
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