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. The text describes mechanical designs and manufacturing aspects of various fibrous polymer matrix composites and presents examples of the synthesis and development of bionanocomposites and their applications. The book is the first of its kind to present all these topics together unlike most other books on nano-/biocomposites that are generally limited to their fundamentals, different methods of synthesis, and applications.
Table of Contents
Composites from Natural Fibers and Bioresins
Vimla Paul and Maya Jacob John
Advancements and Potential Prospects of Polymer/Metal Oxide Nanocomposites: From Laboratory Synthesis to Commercialization
Deepali Sharma and Karan Vadehra
Biomedical Insights of Lipid and Protein Based Biocomposites
Aasim Majeed, Raoof Ahmad Najar, Shruti Chaudhary, Sapna Thakur, Amandeep Singh, and Pankaj Bhardwaj
Biocomposites for Hyperthermia Applications
Tomy J. Gutiérrez
Biocomposites Based on Natural Fibers: Concept and Biomedical Applications
Raoof Ahmad Najar, Aasim Majeed, Gagan Sharma, Villayat Ali and Pankaj Bhardwaj
Algae-Based Composites and Their Applications
Richa Mehra, Satej Bhushan, Balraj Singh Gill, Wahid Ul Rehman and Felix Bast
Going Green Using Colocasia Esculenta Starch and Starch Nanocrystals in Food Packaging
Bruce Saunders Chakara, Shalini Singh
Bio-Nanocomposite Materials: Concept, Applications and Recent Advancements
Nafees Ahmad, Saima Sultana, Suhail Sabir, Ameer Azam, Mohammad Zain Khan
Plant Fibres Reinforced Thermoset and Thermoplastic Based Biocomposites
T.P. Mohan, Krishnan Kanny
Multifaceted Applications of Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites Decorated with Biopolymers
Natarajan Kumari Ahila, Arivalagan Pugazhendhi, Sutha Shobana, Indira Karuppusamy, Vijayan Sri Ramkumar, Ethiraj Kannapiran, Periyasamy Sivagurunathan, Gopalakrishnan Kumar
Bionanocomposites, Their Processing and Environmental Applications
Sagar Roy, Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
Bio-Nanocomposites in Water and Wastewater Treatment
Gulshan Singh, Deepali Sharma, Thor Axel Stenström
Gamma Radiation Studies on Thermoplastic Polyurethane/Nanosilica Composites
Rane Ajay Vasudeo, Krishnan Kanny, Abitha V K, Sabu Thomas
Removal of Heavy Metals and Textile Dyes in Industrial Waste Water Using Biopolymers and Biocomposites Materials
M. M. Khine, N. S. Moe, K. C. Win, H. Ngwe, K. N. Aye, N. Nwe
Bio-based Material Protein and Its Novel Applications
Tanvir Arfin and Pooja R. Mogarkar
Bio-Polyesters: Novel Candidates to Develop Multifunctional Biocomposites
Hafiz M. N. Iqbal and Tajalli Keshavarz
Treatment of Industrial Wastewater Using Biopolymers and Biocomposites Materials
N. S. Moe, M. M. Khine, K. N. Aye, H. Tamura, Y. Hideki, N. Nwe
Shakeel Ahmed is assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, Government Degree College Mendhar, India. His research focuses on biopolymeric and green nanomaterials, and he has authored several articles on their various applications in the fields of biomedicine, packaging, and water treatment.
Saiqa Ikram is assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, India. Her area of research is polymers and their modifications for application in water treatment and wound care. She has authored or coauthored a few books and book chapters and more than 50 articles in international peer-reviewed journals.
Suvardhan Kanchi is research scientist at Durban University of Technology, South Africa. His current research involves developing a method to separate organic and inorganic molecules from environmental samples using capillary electrophoresis. He is also interested in the fabrication of electrochemical nano-/biosensors for high-intensity artificial sweeteners, bisphenols, and dyes.
Krishna Bisetty is head of the Department of Chemistry, Durban University of Technology. His research focuses on high-performance computing, ranging from small organic molecules to bioactive macromolecules, including the development of computational models for the design of more effective host–guest systems using state-of-the-art molecular dynamics and docking simulations supported by experimental studies.