Green Chemistry – solutions to environmental problems

Green chemistry, also known as chemistry for sustainable development, applies principles that decrease the use and creation of dangerous substances in the planning, production and application of chemical products.

Green chemistry covers, inter alia, the application of environmentally conscious technology in commodity manufacture and the development of methods that harm the environment as little as possible for industrial processes. For example, inorganic, organic, physical and environmental chemistry are widely applied.

A central research area of the green chemistry laboratory is to use materials based on micro and nanotechnology in developing new cleaning techniques for water and soil.

The aim is to develop environmentally friendly substances and methods to study the state of the environment and to solve environmental problems and problems in industrial processes.

Further information

Professor Mika Sillanpää
tel. +358 400 205 215

Laboratory of Green Chemistry is a part of the LUT Savo unit


LUT School of Engineering Science
P.O. Box 20
FI-53851 Lappeenranta, Finland

Riina Salmimies
+358 45 631 0917

Eeva Jernström
Vice Dean
+ 358 40 557 0918