Agricultural and Synthetic Polymers: Biodegradability and Utilization

Agricultural and Synthetic Polymers: Biodegradability and Utilization

by J. Edward Glass
     
 

This timely book presents an unbiased review of biodegradable synthetic polymers and polymers from renewable resources. It examines the state-of-the-art in commodity plastics degradation and disposal, and the greater utilization of agricultural polymers in industrial applications. Biodegradation, photodegradation, and chemical degradation are addressed and various

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Overview

This timely book presents an unbiased review of biodegradable synthetic polymers and polymers from renewable resources. It examines the state-of-the-art in commodity plastics degradation and disposal, and the greater utilization of agricultural polymers in industrial applications. Biodegradation, photodegradation, and chemical degradation are addressed and various uses for agricultural polymers are explored, including synthesis of rubber from guayule rubber; modification of lignocellulosic fibers to produce high performance composites; modification of cellulose as liquid crystals; and specialty starches for use in the paper industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780841218161
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Publication date:
05/05/1990
Series:
ACS Symposium Series, #433
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Degradability of Commodity Plastics and Specialty Polymers: An Overview
Biodegradative Processes and Biological Waste Treatment: Analysis and Control
Insect Symbionts: A Promising Source of Detoxifying Enzymes
Plastics Recycling Efforts Spurred by Concerns About Solid Waste
Plastic Degradability and Agricultural Product Utilization
Polyethylene Degradation and Degradation Products
Biodegradation of Starch-Containing Plastics
Constraints on Decay of Polysaccharide-Plastic Blends
Biodegradaton Pathways of Nonionic Ethoxylates: Influence of the Hydrophobe Structure
Biodegradation of Polyethers
Biodegradable Poly(carboxylic acid) Design
Biodegradation of Synthetic Polymers Containing Ester Bonds
Biodegradable Polymers Produced by Free-Radical Ring-Opening Polymerization
In Vitro and In Vivo Degradation of Poly(L-lactide) Braided Multifilament Yarns
Biodegradable Fibers of a p-Dioxonone Copolymers
Monomers and Polymers Based on Mono- and Disaccharides
Polymers and Oligomers Containing Furan Rings
Microbial Fructan: Production and Characterization
Coatings Based on Brassylic Acid (An Erucic Acid Derivative)
Synthesis and Characterization of Chlorinated Rubber from Low-Molecular-Weight Guayule Rubber
Chemical Modification of Lignocellulosic Fibers to Produce High-Performance Composites
Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives as Liquid Crystals
Specialty Starches: Use in the Paper Industry
Saponified Starch-g-poly(acrylonitrile-co-2-acrlamido-2-methylpropanesul fonicacid): Influence of Reaction Variables on Absorbency and Wicking
Use of Hemicelluloses and Cellulose and Degradation of Lignin by Pleurotus sajor-caju Grown on Corn Stalks

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