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Chemistry & Its Role in Certain Industries
« on: April 14, 2006, 11:30:00 PM »
Choose one of the industries listed below to research.

clothing manufacture
food preparation
food processing
law enforcement
Your report should contain information on the following topics.

Identify chemical reactions upon which the industry relies.
Determine the role that each reaction plays in the industry.
How are the products of the reaction used by the industry?
What benefits does the process bring to the industry or to the larger society?
Obtain industry statistics regarding the annual consumption or production of the reaction species.
Has the industry made any recent advances that have chemical foundations?
Are there environmental concerns that arise as a result of the chemical processes?
Detail the nature of any environmental problems associated with the chemical processes.
What solutions and precautions are in place to prevent environmental accidents?

I've looked all over the place...I've tried searching online using various phrases and the like but I can't find one single site that gives me really good answers to those questions. I chose the automobile industry but I wasn't able to find what I needed so I decided to try the farming industry. I haven't been able to find everything I need about that one either so now it's down to "Which can you do the easiest?" :-[ I just need some good sites, ones that don't give me thin answers...if I could find the information, I could do the assignment rather easily. :)
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Re: Chemistry & Its Role in Certain Industries
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2006, 05:45:35 AM »
I think farming would be an easy industry to do.  Chemistry in the agricultural industry is primarily involved in the production of fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, so look for information on those.  If you want to do somehting on the automotive industry, I would look for information on the vulcanization of rubber to start.

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Re: Chemistry & Its Role in Certain Industries
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2006, 09:02:20 AM »
I came across this page about chemistry and photography. Take a look.  :o


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Re: Chemistry & Its Role in Certain Industries
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2006, 11:15:05 AM »
Also for the automobile industry you may want to check out plastics.
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