Biopolymers: Biomedical and Environmental Applications

Biopolymers: Biomedical and Environmental Applications

by Susheel Kalia, Luc Averous
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The most comprehensive and up-to-date volume covering biopolymers and their biomedical and environmental applications.

Biopolymers: Biomedical and Environmental Applications comprehensively and uniquely covers almost all the topics related to polysaccharides, biofibers, bioplastics, biocomposites, natural rubber, proteins, gums, bacterial

See more details below

Overview

The most comprehensive and up-to-date volume covering biopolymers and their biomedical and environmental applications.

Biopolymers: Biomedical and Environmental Applications comprehensively and uniquely covers almost all the topics related to polysaccharides, biofibers, bioplastics, biocomposites, natural rubber, proteins, gums, bacterial polymers and their applications in various fields with an emphasis on biomedicine and the environment. It shows recent advances in technology in all areas from chemical synthesis or biosynthesis to end-use applications including biopolymers for chemical and biotechnological modifications, material structures, characterization, processing, properties, and their applications.

The book is divided into four parts:

  • Part 1 is devoted to natural polysaccharides. These are renewable, nontoxic and biodegradable and are on a par with and sometimes superior to synthetic materials.
  • Part 2 covers bioplastics and biocomposites which will help in solving the environmental problems connected with petroleum-based plastic waste and its disposal.
  • Part 3 covers different biopolymers such as gums, proteins, natural rubber and bacterial polymers and some of their applications.
  • Part 4 includes applications of various biopolymers such as seed coating to protect against biotic stress, biosorbent for the organic pollutant, pharmaceutical technology, drug delivery, and gene therapy.

The volume will prove to be a very useful tool for scientists, academics, research scholars, polymer engineers and those in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, environmental, medical, packaging, and chemical engineering industries.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470639238
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Series:
Wiley-Scrivener Series, #70
Pages:
642
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >