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A Handbook of Applied Biopolymer Technology: Synthesis, Degradation and Applications

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Scientists are conducting active research in different fields of engineering, science and technology by using Green Chemistry Principles to devise new, environmentally friendly processes. A Handbook of Applied Biopolymer Technology: Synthesis, Degradation and Applications reflects these developments in an up-to-date, coherent and objective set of chapters by international experts from academia who are world leaders in research and technology in sustainability and biopolymer and biodegradable polymer synthesis, ...

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Overview

Scientists are conducting active research in different fields of engineering, science and technology by using Green Chemistry Principles to devise new, environmentally friendly processes. A Handbook of Applied Biopolymer Technology: Synthesis, Degradation and Applications reflects these developments in an up-to-date, coherent and objective set of chapters by international experts from academia who are world leaders in research and technology in sustainability and biopolymer and biodegradable polymer synthesis, characterisation, testing and use. The handbook highlights the following areas: green polymers; biopolymers and bionanocomposites; biodegradable and injectable polymers; biodegradable polyesters; synthesis and physical properties; discovery and characterization of biopolymers; degradable bioelastomers, lactic acid based biodegradable polymers; enzymatic degradation of biodegradable polymers; biodegradation of polymers in the composting environment; recent development in biodegradable polymers; research and applications and biodegradable foams. The book is aimed at technical, research-orientated and marketing people in industry, universities and institutions. Readers will gain a comprehensive and consolidated overview of the immense potential and ongoing research in bio-based and biodegradable polymer science, engineering and technology to make the world greener.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849731515
  • Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry, The
  • Publication date: 6/24/2011
  • Series: RSC Green Chemistry Series , #12
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Sanjay K Sharma is a well known author of many books and hundreds of articles over the last twenty years. He is presently working as Professor and Head in the Department of Chemistry & Environmental Engineering at the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET), Alwar, India. He gained his PhD in Synthetic Organophosphorus Chemistry and Computational Chemistry. In 1999, he joined IET and started working in the field of Environmental Chemistry and established a Green Chemistry Research Laboratory. His work in the field of Green Corrosion Inhibitors is very well regarded by the international research community. He is a member of the American Chemical Society (USA) and Green Chemistry Network (Royal Society of Chemists, UK) and is also a Life member of various international professional societies including the International Society of Analytical Scientists, Indian Council of Chemists, International Congress of Chemistry and Environment and the Indian Chemical Society. Dr Sharma has six textbooks and over 40 research papers of national and international repute to his credit, and he also serves as Editor-in-Chief for two international research journals and is reviewer in many other international journals. Ackmez Mudhoo is presently Lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Mauritius. He obtained his First Class Bachelors Degree in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from the University of Mauritius in 2004. He then successfully read and completed a Master of Philosophy Degree by Research in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Mauritius in 2009. His main research interests span the analysis and design of composting systems, the biological treatment of solid wastes and wastewaters, and green process engineering. He has 24 international journal publications, 4 conference papers and 5 book chapters to his credit, and an additional 5 research/review papers in the pipeline. He also serves as a peer reviewer for many key journals in the field and is the Editor-in-Chief for two international research journals.

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Table of Contents

Green Polymers; Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers; Biodegradation of Polymers; Applications of Biodegradable Polymers

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