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

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ISBN 9781771889766
September 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Apple Academic Press
581 Pages 136 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The world faces significant challenges as the population and human 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.

Key features of the book:

  • Presents updated information in the field of biodegradable biopolymers
  • Provides an up-to-date summary of the varying market applications of biopolymers characterized by biodegradability and sustainability
  • Includes case studies that illustrate the sustainable development process from a materials perspective

Applications of Biodegradable and Bio-Based Polymers for Human Health and a Cleaner Environment is a valuable resource for academic and industrial researchers who are interested in new materials, renewable resources, sustainability, and polymerization technology. It will also prove useful for advanced students interested in the development of bio-based products and materials, green and sustainable chemistry, polymer chemistry, and materials science.

Table of Contents


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


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


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

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Iuliana Stoica, PhD, is a Scientific Researcher in physics at the Romanian Academy, "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Department of Polymer Materials Physics. She received her PhD from the Department of Polymer Physics and Structure of the Romanian Academy at the same institute. She joined a postdoctoral fellowship program at Politehnica University of Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Department of Bioresources and Polymer Science. 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 member of the organizing and program committees of several scientific conferences. She was also reviewer for a number of prestigious journals in the field of polymer science

Omari Mukbaniani, DSc, is full Professor of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry; 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. For several years he was a member of the advisory board of the journals Proceedings of Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Chemical Series), Contributing Editor of the journal Polymer News and the Polymers Research Journal, and Chemistry and Chemical Technology. His research interests include polymer chemistry, polymeric materials, and chemistry of organosilicon compounds. He is the author more than 480 publications, 25 books, monographs, and 10 inventions. He created the International Symposium on International Symposium on Polymers and Advanced Materials ICSP&AM, which takes place every other two years in Georgia. In 2018 he was a Chair of 26th World Annual Forum on Advanced Materials PolyChar 26.

Neha Kanwar Rawat, PhD, is a recipient of prestigious DST Young Scientist Postdoctoral Fellowship and is presently a researcher in the Materials Science Division, CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India. She received her PhD in chemistry from Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), 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, conducting films, ceramics, silicones, matrices: epoxies, alkyds, polyurethanes, etc. She also pursues her interest in fusing new technology in areas that include electrochemistry, organic-inorganic hybrid nanocomposites, and protective surface coatings for corrosion inhibition and MW shielding materials. She has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles in journals of high repute. Her contributions have led to many chapters in international books published with the Royal Society of Chemistry, Wiley, Elsevier, Apple Academic Press, Nova U.S., and many others in progress. She is a member of many groups, including the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Chemical Society (USA) and a life member of the Asian Polymer Association.

A. K. Haghi, PhD, is the author and editor of 165 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 former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal and is on the editorial boards of many international journals. He is also a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina (USA), an MSc in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA), a DEA in applied mechanics, acoustics and materials from the Universite de Technologie de Compiègne (France), and a PhD in engineering sciences from Universite de Franche-Comte (France).