|University Federico II
of Naples, Italy
Pollution and alteration of the ecosystem health appear the price to pay for the industrial and technological development and the chemist ....... seems to be the father of the pollution!
On the contrary, a deep acquaintance of pollution sources and reactions is required to identify and to study the evolution and fate of natural and synthetic chemicals responsible for pollution.
In addition, as preventing is better than curing, "green chemistry" has been developed in the last 20 years. It is a branch of chemistry that intends to plan and set up new and cleaner processes to eliminate (or to diminish) the use of hazardous substances and waste production, and to reduce energy consumption.