1st Edition

Advances in Sustainable Biomaterials Bioprocessing 4.0, Characterizations, and Applications

Edited By Ajay Kumar, D. K. Rajak, Parveen Kumar, Ashwini Kumar Copyright 2025
    432 Pages 66 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Sustainable biomaterials are used as substitutions for traditional materials in aerospace, automotive, civil, mechanical, environmental engineering, medical and other industries. This book presents the current knowledge and recent developments on the characterization and application of sustainable biomaterials with biomanufacturing 4.0 techniques. The book also describes the unique properties of various classes of sustainable biomaterials, making them highly suitable for many industrial applications.

    Advances in Sustainable Biomaterials: Bioprocessing 4.0, Characterizations, and Applications presents key chapters on smart biopolymer composites production, and processing methods and provides a wide range of applications in a variety of fields such as medical, food, agriculture, electronics, manufacturing, and chemical engineering. The book features the most recent and detailed information on advancements in biopolymer biomaterials and emphasizes synthesis, characterization, modeling, manufacturing, and testing strategies.

    Written to be used as a resource guide on biomaterials and innovations, undergraduates and postgraduate students studying manufacturing and materials science will find this book very useful in addition to those working in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and electronics engineering fields. The book can also be used as additional classroom reading for an advanced course on biomaterials modeling and optimization.

    1. Biopolymer composites for sustainable and green technology. 
    Aditya Singh, Shubhrat Maheshwari, Amita Verma, Vaseem A. Ansari, Bhupendra G Prajapati, and Sudarshan Singh

    2. A Feasibility study on Characterization of Lignocellulosic Biomass & Control Parameters in Anaerobic Digestion Process. 
    Sanskruti Ajay Mukwane, Harshal Warade, Mohit Kale, and Ramesh Daryapurkar

    3. Lignocellulose based Sustainable Biomaterials. 
    Sonali S. Shinde, Aniket P. Sarkate, Parveen Kumar, Gresi D. Mate, and Aditi M. Thorve

    4. Thermo Bi-Metal: A Sustainable Biomaterial for Breathing Façade. 
    Divya Sharma and Sanket Ghanti

    5. Lignocellulose-based sustainable biomaterials in fabrication of pharmaceutical products. 
    Aditya Singh, Shubhrat Maheshwari, Amita Verma, Syed Misbahul Hasan, Bhupendra G Prajapati, and Sudarshan Singh

    6. Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable Sustainable Biomaterials. 
    Sachin N. Kothawade, Vishal V. Pande, Jayprakash Suryawanshi, Ashwini Kumar, Parveen Kumar, and Ajay Kumar

    7. Smart Sustainable Biomaterials and their Recent Advancement for Targeting the Nervous System. 
    Sonali S. Shinde, Aniket P. Sarkate, Parveen Kumar,  Samiksha P. Surwade, Tejal A. Salunkhe, Sanket S. Rathod, Prafulla B. Choudhari, and Kalusing S. Padvi

    8. Processing of sustainable biomaterials by additive manufacturing methods. 
    Aditya Singh, Purba Mandal, Shubhrat Maheshwari, Juber Akhtar, Bhupendra G Prajapati, and Sudarshan Singh

    9. Comprehensive characterization of biochar from coconut shell pyrolysis: Effect of temperature. 
    V. Karuppasamy Vikraman, D. Praveen Kumar, and G. Boopathi

    10. Applications of sustainable biomaterials in the pharmaceutical and medical field. 
    Mahalakshmi Suresha Biradar, Shankar Thapa,
    Sonali S. Shinde, Parveen Kumar, and Aniket P. Sarkate

    11. The Utilization of Biomaterials in the Diagnostic, Preventive, and Therapeutic Approaches for the Management of Covid-19. 
    Odangowei Inetiminebi Ogidi

    12. An intriguing, versatile, and sustainable biomaterial: Nanocellulose. 
    Shubhangi P. Patil, Rajendra R. Tayade, and Aniruddha B. Patil

    13. Sustainable biomaterials for pharmaceutical and medical applications. 
    Bancha Yingngam

    14. Polymeric Biomaterials for potential Pharmaceutical and biomedical Applications. 
    Shubhrat Maheshwari, Jagat Pal Yadav, Seema Yadav, Abhishek Singh, Aditya Singh, Bhupendra G Prajapati, and Sudarshan Singh

    15. The Advent of biopolymers for Potential applications in Medical and Pharma Sector. 
    Harsh Vardhan Singh, Sharon Nagpal, Alok kumar Mishra, Ajay Kumar, and Parveen Kumar

    16. Applications of biopolymers in the agriculture and food industry. 
    Avani S, Isha Sharma, Sharon Nagpal, Pawan Saini, Parveen Kumar, and Ajay Kumar


    Dr. Ajay Kumar is currently serving as a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Engineering and Technology, JECRC University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. He received his Ph.D. in the field of Advanced Manufacturing from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar, India a B.Tech. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering, and an M.Tech. (Distinction) in Manufacturing and Automation. Dr. Ajay’s areas of research include Artificial Intelligence, Materials, Incremental Sheet Forming, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Waste Management, and Optimization Techniques. He has over 60 publications in international journals of repute including refereed international conferences. He has also co-authored and co-edited many books and has organized various national and international events including an international conference on Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence (ICMAI-2021) as conference chair and has more than 20 national and international patents to his credit. He has a total of 13 years of experience in teaching and research.

    Dr. D. K. Rajak is a Scientist at CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. He completed his Ph.D. at the Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad, Jharkhand He received many prestigious awards and was recognized in the World Top 2% Scientists by Sanford University in 2022 & 2023. He has published over 100 peer reviewed journal papers and has 03 books, 16 book chapters, 18 patents, 02 designs, and 01 copyright. His recent work involves developing lightweight alloy composite foams and composites for applications requiring low density and high specific energy absorption in automobile, aerospace, marine, noise, and thermal management sectors.

    Mr. Parveen Kumar is currently serving as an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Rawal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Faridabad, Haryana, India. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. from the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India. He completed his B.Tech. (Hons.) from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India and M.Tech. (Distinction) in Manufacturing and Automation from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India. His areas of research include Materials; Die Less Forming, Design of Automotive systems, Additive Manufacturing, CAD/CAM and Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and the Internet of Things in Manufacturing, and multi-objective optimization techniques. He has over 20 publications in international journals of repute and has refereed international conferences. He also has 8 national and international patents to his credit.

    Dr. Ashwini Kumar is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, SGT University, Gurugram, India. Prior to joining the university, Dr. Kumar gained 13+ years of experience holding various academic and research responsibilities in different organizations. He has completed his research in Optimal Thermohydraulic Performance of Three sides Artificially Roughened Solar Air Heaters at the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur. He received a Doctor of Philosophy from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur. He has authored several scientific articles in high-impact journals, including articles in Artificial Roughness, Heat Transfer, Composites, Solar Air Heaters, Coatings, CFD Analysis, Fins and Flow Analysis, and Thermal Optimization Techniques, and has authored five books. He also received the Best Session Paper Award in International Conferences, 2016 in NIT Patna. Dr. Kumar is associated with many universities and is an editorial board member of reputed journals as well as a reviewer of international journals. His research interests include Artificial Roughness, Solar Air Heaters, Heat Transfer, Electronic Thermal Cooling Systems, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Fluid Mechanics, and Computational Fluid Dynamics.