International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Chemistry for Sustainable Utilization of Material Resources of Sri Lanka

Activity by N.M. Sanjaya Hettigedara   |   added on Apr 10, 2011   |   Sri Lanka Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Welikada, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka

The Fourth Inaugural Professorial lecture on ‘Chemistry for Sustainable Utilization of Material Resources of Sri Lanka’ was held by Prof. H. D. Gunawardhana, Chartered Chemist on 14th March 2011 at P. P. G.L.Siriwardena, Auditorium of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon.

 

The Fourth Inaugural Professorial lecture on ‘Chemistry for Sustainable Utilization of Material Resources of Sri Lanka’ was held by  Prof. H. D. Gunawardhana, Chartered Chemist  on 14th March 2011 at  P. P. G.L.Siriwardena, Auditorium of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon.

The concept of ‘sustainability’ implies the meeting of current human needs while preserving the environmental and natural resources needed by future generations. Technology is used in industry, value addition to material resources, water management etc. Technology can be considered as the out put  of scientific theories giving the final product needed for economic growth. The survival and the sustainability of a particular technology are dependent of the applications of the associated sciences. Basic sciences such as chemistry play a vital role  in the value addition to material resources, water management and many industries to achieve sustainability and the continual improvement which is one of the eight principles in the management standards of ISO 9001:2005.

Prof. Gunawardhana draws the attention to the underutilization of some of the industrial mineral resources in Sri Lanka and the necessity to take adequate measures to prevent salt danger caused by increased utilization of irrigation water resources. 

 

(Text by: A.M. Jayasekara, Programme Officer, IYC 2011 National Secretariat (Sri Lanka)


Topic: chemistry education, sustainable and green chemistry Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, research scientists, graduate students
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