Solvents are a key priority when greening chemistry because they make a large contribution to the environmental impact and are often used daily throughout the professional lives of the conservators. Also, they are typically volatile organic compounds, leading to high risk for large amounts of waste, air pollution, and other health concerns.
Finding safer, more efficient alternatives or removing solvents is one of the biggest ways to impact the safety and efficiency of a process or product.
This workshop, will present the most recent iteration of GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) solvent guide which enables scientists to objectively assess solvents and determine if they are truly greener. The guide will help to determine whether existing or new solvents brought to market as ‘greener’ alternatives truly represent a more sustainable choice or whether they are just addressing a single issue associated with sustainability.
The second part of the workshop will present how to use the guide to change our cleaning process in a more safety way.
This trainingisbilingual English-French
Coordinator: Nathalie Le Dantec conservator Deputy to the head of conservator department, responsible for continuing education, Inp.
Speaker: Richard Wolbers, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Science and Adjunct Paintings Conservator at the Delaware University.
Translators: live translation will be available
Public concerned: conservators
Dates: July, 3rd, 4th and 5th
Duration: 3 days
Place: Inp, Aubervilliers
Price : 795€
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