EurekAlert! offers eligible public information officers paid access to a reliable news release distribution service. How does the use of ultrasound affect chemical reactions? Can scientific advancement and environmental sustainability go hand in hand? The importance of green chemistry is quickly gaining recognition around the world as it reaps not only environmental but also economic and social benefits. As environmental issues like climate change and rising sea levels become increasingly palpable, it is almost impossible to disregard the damage we have been inflicting on mother Earth, and it is undeniable that chemical industries have a huge role to play. The application of ultrasound waves to chemical reactions–sonochemistry–has huge potential for innovation in eco-friendly and eco-efficient chemistry, which is precisely what we need in today’s world. Distinguished sonochemists from around the world share their opinions on the green sonochemistry, and their predictions in the field in Sonochemistry: New Opportunities for Green Chemistry. The book first introduces the basics of ultrasonic waves and the history of sonochemistry before moving on to look at acous...