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Engineering of Polymers and Chemical Complexity, Volume II New Approaches, Limitations and Control

Edited By Walter W. Focke, Hans-Joachim Radusch Copyright 2014
    322 Pages 160 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    322 Pages 160 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

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    This book provides a vast amount of information on new approaches, limitations, and control on current polymers and chemicals complexity of various origins, on scales ranging from single molecules and nano-phenomena to macroscopic chemicals. Starting with a detailed introduction, the book is comprised of chapters that survey the current progress in particular research fields. The chapters, prepared by leading international experts, yield together a fascinating picture of a rapidly developing research discipline that brings chemical technology and polymers to new frontiers.

    Polymeric Nanocomposites Filled with Nanoparticles
    A. K. Mikitaev, A. Yu. Bedanokov, and M. A. Mikitaev

    Multi-Scale Modeling and Simulation of Dendritic Architectures: New Horizons
    M. Hasanzadeh and B. Hadavi Moghadam

    Emulsion Approach to Magnetic Nanocomposites
    Ali Gharieh

    The Fractal Kinetics of Polymerization Catalyzed by Nanofillers
    G. V. Kozlov and G. E. Zaikov

    Soluble Block Copolyimides
    N. I. ¿loba, V. ¿. Zelencovsky, N. R. Prokopchuk, and E. T. Krutko

    Hyaluronan Degradation Under Free-Radical Oxidation Stress: Action and Healing
    T. M. Tamer

    Magnetic Nanoparticles in Polymers
    R. ¿. Dvorikova, Yu. V. Korshak, L. N. Nikitin, M. I. Buzin, V. A. Shanditsev, Z. S. Klemenkova, A. L. Rusanov, ¿. R. Khokhlov, A. Lappas, and A. Kostopoulou

    New Issues on Application of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) on Textiles
    M. Hasanzadeh and B. Hadavi Moghadam

    A New Approach for Optimization of Electrospun Pan Nanofiber Diameter and Contact Angle
    Mahdi Hasanzadeh, Bentolhoda Hadavi Moghadam, and Mohammad Hasanzadeh Moghadam Abatari

    Comparison of ANN with RSM in Predicting Contact Angle of Electrospun Polyacrylonitrile Nanofiber Mat
    B. Hadavi Moghadam and M. Hasanzadeh

    The Influence of Crystalline Morphology on Fractal Space Formation for Nanocomposites Polymer/Organoclay
    K. S. Dibirova, G. V. Kozlov, G. M. Magomedov, and G. E. Zaikov

    The Fractal Model of Coke Residue Formation for Composites High Density Polyethylene/Aluminium Hydroxide
    I. V. Dolbin, G. V. Kozlov, G. E. Zaikov, and A. K. Mikitaev

    The Structural Model of Nanocomposites Poly(Vinyl Chloride)/Organoclay Flame-Resistance
    I. V. Dolbin, G. V. Kozlov, G. E. Zaikov, and A. K. Mikitaev

    Calculation of Efficiency of Sedimentation of Dispersion Particles in a Rotoklon on the Basis of Model of Hydrodynamic Interacting of Phases
    R. R. Usmanova and G. E. Zaikov

    Dendritic Architectures: Molecular Simulation Methodologies and Computational Approaches
    Mahdi Hasanzadeh and Bentolhoda Hadavi Moghadam

    Hyaluronan: A Harbinger of the Status and Functionality of the Joint
    Ladislav Šoltés and Grigorij Kogan

    Polyvinylchloride Antibacterial Pre-Treated by Barrier Plasma
    Igor Novák, Ján Matyašovský, Peter Jurkovic, Marián Lehocký, Alenka Vesel, and Ladislav Šoltés



    Professor Walter W. Focke obtained bachelor and master’s degrees in chemical engineering at the University of Pretoria and a PhD in polymer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He is a full professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Institute of Applied Materials at Pretoria University in South Africa. He teaches materials science and engineering as well as phase equilibrium thermodynamics at the undergraduate level and polymer processing and polymer additive technology at the postgraduate level. Professor Focke is a registered professional engineer, a member of the American Chemical Society, the Polymer Processing Society, the International Pyrotechnics Society, and the South African Institute of Chemical Engineers. His research is focused on chemical product design with emphasis on carbon materials, polymer additive technology, pyrotechnics, and prophylactic malaria control. Various thermal analysis techniques are employed to characterize and control oxidative processes in pyrotechnics, biodiesel and materials such as polymers and graphite.

    Professor Focke has published more than 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His current Scopus h-Index is 8, and his publications listed in Scopus have been cited more than 1200 times. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology, the International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, and International Polymer Processing.


    Professor Hans-Joachim Radusch is a full professor of polymer engineering at the Center of Engineering Science at Martin Luther University, Halle-Saale, Germany. He is a world-renown scientist in the field of chemistry, physics and mechanic of polymers , polymer blends, polymer composites, and nanocomposites. He published several books and 500 original papers and reviews in above fields of science.