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Algae Based Polymers Blends and Composites

Algae Based Polymers  Blends  and Composites
  • Author : Khalid Mahmood Zia
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 19 June 2017
  • ISBN : 0128123613
  • Pages : 738 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Algae Based Polymers, Blends, and Composites: Chemistry, Biotechnology and Material Sciences offers considerable detail on the origin of algae, extraction of useful metabolites and major compounds from algal bio-mass, and the production and future prospects of sustainable polymers derived from algae, blends of algae, and algae based composites. Characterization methods and processing techniques for algae-based polymers and composites are discussed in detail, enabling researchers to apply the latest techniques to their own work. The conversion of bio-mass into high value chemicals, energy, and materials has ample financial and ecological importance, particularly in the era of declining petroleum reserves and global warming. Algae are an important source of biomass since they flourish rapidly and can be cultivated almost everywhere. At present the majority of naturally produced algal biomass is an unused resource and normally is left to decompose. Similarly, the use of this enormous underexploited biomass is mainly limited to food consumption and as bio-fertilizer. However, there is an opportunity here for materials scientists to explore its potential as a feedstock for the production of sustainable materials. Provides detailed information on the extraction of useful compounds from algal biomass Highlights the development of a range of polymers, blends, and composites Includes coverage of characterization and processing techniques, enabling research scientists and engineers to apply the information to their own research and development Discusses potential applications and future prospects of algae-based biopolymers, giving the latest insight into the future of these sustainable materials


Algae Based Polymers, Blends, and Composites

Algae Based Polymers, Blends, and Composites
  • Author : Khalid Mahmood Zia,Mohammad Zuber,Muhammad Ali
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 19 June 2017
GET THIS BOOKAlgae Based Polymers, Blends, and Composites

Algae Based Polymers, Blends, and Composites: Chemistry, Biotechnology and Material Sciences offers considerable detail on the origin of algae, extraction of useful metabolites and major compounds from algal bio-mass, and the production and future prospects of sustainable polymers derived from algae, blends of algae, and algae based composites. Characterization methods and processing techniques for algae-based polymers and composites are discussed in detail, enabling researchers to apply the latest techniques to their own work. The conversion of bio-mass into high value


Biobased Products and Industries

Biobased Products and Industries
  • Author : Charis M. Galanakis
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 23 January 2020
GET THIS BOOKBiobased Products and Industries

Biobased Products and Industries fills the gap between academia and industry by covering all the important aspects of biobased products and their relevant industries in one single reference. Highlighting different perspectives of the bioeconomy, EU relevant projects, as well as the environmental impact of biobased materials and sustainability, the book covers biobased polymers, plastics, nanocomposites, packaging materials, electric devices, biofuels, textiles, consumer goods, and biocatalysis for the decarboxylation and decarboxylation of biobased molecules, including biobased products from alternative sources (algae)


Advances in Food and Nutrition Research

Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
  • Author : Francisco J. Barba
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 01 June 2020
GET THIS BOOKAdvances in Food and Nutrition Research

Aquaculture and By-products: Challenges and Opportunities, Volume 92 in the Advances in Food and Nutrition Research series, explores the potential use of aquaculture and by-products as sources of proteins and bioactive compounds. Alternative extraction techniques to obtain, isolate and purify proteins and bioactive from aquaculture and by-products are thoroughly discussed. Chapters in this new volume include Alternative extraction techniques to obtain, isolate and purify proteins and bioactive from aquaculture and by-products, Development of new food and pharmaceutical products: Nutraceuticals and food


Microalgae Biotechnology for Development of Biofuel and Wastewater Treatment

Microalgae Biotechnology for Development of Biofuel and Wastewater Treatment
  • Author : Md. Asraful Alam,Zhongming Wang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 30 April 2019
GET THIS BOOKMicroalgae Biotechnology for Development of Biofuel and Wastewater Treatment

This book addresses microalgae, which represent a very promising biomass resource for wastewater treatment and producing biofuels. Accordingly, microalgae are also an expanding sector in biofuels and wastewater treatment, as can be seen in several high-profile start-ups from around the globe, including Solix Biofuels, Craig Venter’s Synthetic Genomics, PetroSun, Chevron Corporation, ENN Group etc. In addition, a number of recent studies and patent applications have confirmed the value of modern microalgae for biofuels production and wastewater treatment systems. However,


Bio-Based Epoxy Polymers, Blends and Composites

Bio-Based Epoxy Polymers, Blends and Composites
  • Author : Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai,Sanjay M. Rangappa,Suchart Siengchin,Seno Jose
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 12 April 2021
GET THIS BOOKBio-Based Epoxy Polymers, Blends and Composites

State-of-the-art overview on bioepoxy polymers as well as their blends and composites -- covering all aspects from fundamentals to applications! Bioepoxy polymers is an emerging area and have attracted more and more attention due to their biodegradability and good thermo-mechanical performance. In recent years, research progress has been made in synthesis, processing, characterization, and applications of bioepoxy blends and composites. Bioepoxy polymers are very promising candidates to replace the traditional thermosetting nonbiodegradable polymers. Bio-Based Epoxy Polymers, Blends and Composites summaries


Handbook of Biopolymer-Based Materials

Handbook of Biopolymer-Based Materials
  • Author : Sabu Thomas,Dominique Durand,Christophe Chassenieux,P. Jyotishkumar
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 16 April 2013
GET THIS BOOKHandbook of Biopolymer-Based Materials

This first systematic scientific reference in the area of micro- and nanostructured biopolymer systems discusses in two volumes the morphology, structure, dynamics, properties and applications of all important biopolymers, as well as their blends, composites, interpenetrating networks and gels. Selected leading researchers from industry, academia, government and private research institutions around the globe comprehensively review recent accomplishments in the field. They examine the current state of the art, new challenges, and opportunities, discussing all the synthetic routes to the generation


Plastics and Sustainability

Plastics and Sustainability
  • Author : Michael Tolinski
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 16 November 2011
GET THIS BOOKPlastics and Sustainability

Clearly lays out the issues related to plastics' effects on theenvironment, while also serving as a practical, non-academic guidefor making sustainability decisions about plastics recyclingand the newest bio-based plastics Company managers, product developers, policy makers,environmental researchers, and plastics industry engineers areunder increasing pressure to find ways of minimizing theenvironmental footprint of plastic products. This accessible bookis designed to help readers understand the life-cycle impacts ofvarious plastics, clarifying the technical research and practicalarguments to show when bio-based and recycled plastics


Monomers, Polymers and Composites from Renewable Resources

Monomers, Polymers and Composites from Renewable Resources
  • Author : Mohamed Naceur Belgacem,Alessandro Gandini
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 10 October 2011
GET THIS BOOKMonomers, Polymers and Composites from Renewable Resources

The progressive dwindling of fossil resources, coupled with the drastic increase in oil prices, have sparked a feverish activity in search of alternatives based on renewable resources for the production of energy. Given the predominance of petroleum- and carbon-based chemistry for the manufacture of organic chemical commodities, a similar preoccupation has recently generated numerous initiatives aimed at replacing these fossil sources with renewable counterparts. In particular, major efforts are being conducted in the field of polymer science and technology to


Advances in Natural Polymers

Advances in Natural Polymers
  • Author : Sabu Thomas,P. M. Visakh,Aji. P Mathew
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 14 December 2012
GET THIS BOOKAdvances in Natural Polymers

The book summarizes in a comprehensive manner many of the recent technical research accomplishments in the area of natural polymers. It discusses the various attempts reporting on solving this problem from the point of view of the chemistry and the structure of natural polymers, highlighting the drawbacks and advantages of each method and proposal. Based on considerations of structure - property relations, it is possible to obtain fibers with improved strength by making use of their nanostructures and/or mesophase


Handbook of Hydrocolloids

Handbook of Hydrocolloids
  • Author : Glyn O. Phillips,P A Williams
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 28 May 2009
GET THIS BOOKHandbook of Hydrocolloids

Hydrocolloids are among the most widely used ingredients in the food industry. They function as thickening and gelling agents, texturizers, stabilisers and emulsifiers and in addition have application in areas such as edible coatings and flavour release. Products reformulated for fat reduction are particularly dependent on hydrocolloids for satisfactory sensory quality. They now also find increasing applications in the health area as dietary fibre of low calorific value. The first edition of Handbook of Hydrocolloids provided professionals in the food


Biomass, Biopolymer-Based Materials, and Bioenergy

Biomass, Biopolymer-Based Materials, and Bioenergy
  • Author : Deepak Verma,Elena Fortunati,Siddharth Jain,Xiaolei Zhang
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 12 January 2019
GET THIS BOOKBiomass, Biopolymer-Based Materials, and Bioenergy

Biomass, Biopolymer-Based Materials and Bioenergy: Construction, Biomedical and Other Industrial Applications covers a broad range of material types, including natural fiber reinforced polymer composites, particulate composites, fiberboard, wood fiber composites, and plywood composite that utilize natural, renewable and biodegradable agricultural biomass. In terms of bioenergy, the authors explore not only the well-known processing methods of biofuels, but also the kinetics of biofuels production pathways, a techno-economic analysis on biomass gasification, and biomass gasification with further upgrading into diesel additives and


Agricultural Biomass Based Potential Materials

Agricultural Biomass Based Potential Materials
  • Author : Khalid Rehman Hakeem,Mohammad Jawaid,Othman Y. Alothman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 01 April 2015
GET THIS BOOKAgricultural Biomass Based Potential Materials

Agricultural biomass is abundant worldwide and it can be considered as alternative source of renewable and sustainable materials which can be used as potential materials for different applications. Despite this enormous production of agricultural biomass, only a small fraction of the total biomass is utilized for different applications. Industry must be prepared to take advantage of the situation and utilize the available biomass in the best possible manner. Agricultural biomass such as natural fibres has been successfully investigated as a


Recent Advances in Biopolymers

Recent Advances in Biopolymers
  • Author : Farzana Khan Perveen
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 09 March 2016
GET THIS BOOKRecent Advances in Biopolymers

This book contains 10 Chapters divided into three Sections. Section A covers synthesis of biopolymers. Lignocellulosic feedstock contains cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, which are used for synthesis of biopolymers. Polymer-coated noble metal nanoparticles are used in nanobiomedicine and fundamental biomaterials. Section B describes applications of biopolymers in biomedical, antimicrobial, industrial, nanotechnology, laser-based thin films, and regenerative medicines. Section C is dedicated for advancement and engineering in biopolymers for personal protective garments, equipments, membrane separation processes, purifications, and new generation of high-performance


Marine Polysaccharides

Marine Polysaccharides
  • Author : Shakeel Ahmed,Aisverya Soundararajan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 20 December 2018
GET THIS BOOKMarine Polysaccharides

In the past few decades, marine organisms, including macroalgae and microalgae, have been extensively explored as potential sources of bioactive compounds with applications in various fields such as pharmaceuticals, biomedicine, cosmetics and foodstuffs. Marine polysaccharides, such as chitin/chitosan, ulvans, fucans, alginates and carrageenans, are biochemical compounds with several important properties such as anticoagulant and/or antithrombotic, immunomodulatory, antitumor, antilipidemic, hypoglycemic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Due to their biocompatible, nontoxic and biodegradable nature, marine polysaccharides offer a better alternative


Biocomposites

Biocomposites
  • Author : Shakeel Ahmed,Saiqa Ikram,Suvardhan Kanchi,Krishna Bisetty
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 17 April 2018
GET THIS BOOKBiocomposites

Biocomposites, formed by a matrix and a reinforcement of natural fibers, often mimic the structure of living materials and offer the strength of the matrix as well as biocompatibility. Being renewable, cheap, recyclable, and biodegradable, they have witnessed rapidly growing interest in terms of industrial and fundamental applications. This book focuses on fiber-based composites applied to biomedical and environmental applications. It presents a comprehensive survey of biocomposites from the existing literature, paying particular attention to various biomedical and environmental applications.