Queen's University Belfast

Ionic liquids: a green solution for pollution


Ionic liquids provide a compelling alternative to ozone-depleting and carcinogenic solvents, and the university’s Ionic Liquid Laboratories are the premier world centre in the field, delivering pioneering research that is assisting the UK chemical industry in moving to cleaner, greener, and more profitable production. An outstanding example of industry—university collaboration, the development of ‘ionic liquids’ is a significant UK-led achievement providing solutions for one of the primary sources of pollution.