The rising concern of the society about the impact of its activity at planetary scale is forcing the application of increasingly stringent environmental regulations, which constitutes a challenge for the chemical industry of the 21st century as it is a significant contributor in the generation of carbon dioxide, energy consumption, depletion of raw matter and environmental pollution.
However, in the pursuit of a sustainable development for an industrialized society, chemical industry must continue playing a critical role by supplying new products designed under green chemistry and engineering criteria, more efficient and cleaner processes, with improved use of matter and energy, more respectful for the environment, and with lower generation of wastes and wastewater.
The European Meeting of Chemical Industry and Environment (EMChIE) stands as a reference meeting point for bringing together industrial and academic people to discuss the current problems and recent developments concerning the relationship between the chemical industry and the environment. Accordingly, the 7th edition to be held in Tarragona (Spain) wishes to impel a collaborative atmosphere for sharing the new findings, promoting their application and highlighting the research needs.
This is the seventh meeting in a series of events: Girona (Spain), 1993; Algero (Italy), 1996; Cracow (Poland), 1999; Las Palmas (Spain), 2003; Vienna (Austria), 2006; Mechelen (Belgium), 2010.
We are looking forward to your participation in EMChIE-2015!