1st Edition

Applications of Biodegradable and Bio-Based Polymers for Human Health and a Cleaner Environment

    576 Pages 145 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    576 Pages 145 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    576 Pages 145 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    The world faces significant challenges as the population and consumption continue to grow while nonrenewable fossil fuels and other raw materials are depleted at ever-increasing rates. This informative volume provides a technical approach to address these issues using green design and analysis. It takes an interdisciplinary look at concepts that can be applied across engineering disciplines in the development of products, processes, and systems to minimize environmental impacts across all life cycle phases.

    Topics include polymers for pollutant removal, wood-based biopolymers, bio-based polymers for drug formulations, biomaterial-based medical implants, biodegradabilty of biopolymer materials, bio-based polymers for food packaging applications, biodegradable polymers for tissue engineering applications, and more.

    Part 1: Biopolymers-Based Advanced Materials 

    1. Wood-Based Biopolymers as Active Elements in New Green Silicone Composites 

    George Ştiubianu, Alexandra Bargan, and Maria Cazacu 

    2. Rheological Insights in Development of Biopolymer Scaffolds 

    Andreea Irina Barzic and Raluca Marinica Albu 

    3. Revealing Novel Functionalities and Inherent Properties of Bio-Based Polymers for Biomedical and Sustainable Applications 

    Darieo Thankachan, Rinky Ghosh, and Neha Kanwar Rawat 

    4. Bio-Based Polymers for Liposomal Drug Formulations 

    Mirela-Fernanda Zaltariov, Bianca-Iulia Ciubotaru, Marcela Savin, Daniela Filip, and Doina Macocinschi 

    5. Biomaterial-Based Implants: A Medical Device to Reconstruct the Biological Structure 

    G. Santhosh and B. Sowmya 

    6. Metal Complexes-based Catalysts for Oxidation Reactions as New Alternatives for Catalytic Processes in the Production of Bio-Based Polymers 

    Mirela-Fernanda Zaltariov 

    Part 2: Biodegradable Polymers and Sustainable Composites 

    7. Current Trends and Perspectives in Biodegradable Polymers 

    Luminita Ioana Buruiana and Cristian Logigan 

    8. Surface Modification and Analysis of Biodegradable Biopolymer Materials for Various Applications 

    Andreea Irina Barzic 

    9. Galactomannan: A Biodegradable Polymer Used for Bio-Based Edible Coatings and Film Materials 

    Guillermo Cristian G. Martínez-Avila, Miguel A. Aguilar-Gonzalez, Mónica L. Chávez-Gonzalez, Deepak Kumar Verma, Haroon Khan, and Cristobal N. Aguilar 

    10. Poly(lactic acid)-Based Materials: Food Packaging Applications and Biodegradability Evaluation 

    Elena Stoleru 

    11. Biodegradable and Biocompatible Nanocomposite Hydrogels as Emerging Biomaterials 

    Rabia Kouser, S. I. Bhat, Halima Khatoon, Mohd Irfan, and Sajad Ahmad Dar 

    12. New Perspectives on Development of Nanocomposites Based on Biodegradable Polymers and Their Tissue Engineering Applications 

    Nica Simona Luminita, Delia Mihaela Rata, and Cristian Logigan 

    13. Bionanocomposites for Biomedical Applications 

    Shrikaant Kulkarni 

    Part 3: Environmental Opportunities and Risks 

    14. Cyclodextrin-Based Polymers for Pollutant Removal 

    Tânia F. Cova, Dina Murtinho, Roberto Garcia, Alberto A. C. C. Pais, and Artur J. M. Valente 

    15. Molecular Modeling and Properties of Chelate Agents and Their Composites for Treatment of Heavy Metal Intoxication 

    Andreea Irina Barzic and Raluca Marinica Albu 

    16. High Energy Radiation: A Promising Media for the Synthesis of Hydrogels Free from Toxic Chemicals 

    S. Roopa, M. P. Chandresh, and Siddaramaiah 

    17. Chemistry of Schiff Base Synthesis and Their Applications: A Greener Approach 

    Priti Yadav, Deepak Poddar, Purnima Jain, Amit Kumar Singh, and Anjana Sarkar 

    18. Eco-Compatible Synthetic Strategies: A Paradigm Shift in Organic Synthesis 

    Mohd Danish Ansari, Hozeyfa Sagir, I. R. Siddiqui, and Abu Darda 


    Iuliana Stoica, PhD, is a Scientific Researcher in physics at the Romanian Academy, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Department of Polymer Materials Physics. Her area of scientific activity is focused on characterization of a wide range of polymers, copolymers, polymeric composites, and polymeric mixtures. She was a main or co-author for over 95 papers in peer-reviewed ISI journals, and she has contributed several book chapters on polymer and materials science. She was a member of the organizing and program committees of several scientific conferences.

    Omari V. Mukbaniani, DSc, is Professor of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, and Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry, Tbilisi, Georgia. He is also Director of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and Polymeric Materials at TSU and a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Georgia. He is the author of more than 480 publications, 25 books, monographs, and 10 inventions. He created the International Symposium on Polymers and Advanced Materials ICSP&AM.

    Neha Kanwar Rawat, PhD, is a recipient of a prestigious DST Young Scientist Postdoctoral Fellowship and is presently a researcher in the Materials Science Division, CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India. Her main interests include nanotechnology-nanostructured materials synthesis and characterization, with her main focus on comprising green chemistry, novel sustainable chemical processing of nano-conducting polymers/nanocomposites, etc. She has contributed chapters to international books published with the Royal Society of Chemistry, Wiley, Elsevier, etc.

    A. K. Haghi, PhD, is the author and editor of over 200 books, as well as over 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as professor at several universities. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal. He is also a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures.