Industrial pollution results in great damage to agriculture, industry and human heath. There are pollution prevention programs such as The US Environmental Protection Agency, that is working on the prevention measures to prevent industrial pollution. Other prevention measures include, recycling, green chemistry and green design.
PTC technology is also used in pollution prevention, pollution treatment and the removal or destruction of impurities in waste and product streams. PTC provides many compelling benefits, primarily related to reducing the cost of manufacture of organic chemicals and pollution prevention. Cost reduction and pollution prevention are the two most powerful driving forces in the chemical industry today, and they match precisely the strengths and benefits provided by Phase-Transfer Catalysis.