1st Edition

Environmentally Degradable Materials based on Multicomponent Polymeric Systems

ISBN 9789004164109
Published December 21, 2009 by CRC Press
654 Pages

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Book Description

Environmentally Degradable Materials (EDPs) should replace petroleum-based plastics where recycling is not viable for logistic or labor cost reason. This book discusses the general background of obtaining such systems, compatibilization methodologies, control of the rate of degradation and final products after degradation, life time assessment, toxicological aspects, applications and market aspects. This book is a complete guide to the subject of biodegradable materials based on multi-component polymeric systems, mainly such as hydrogels, and interpenetrating polymeric networks. This book is a complete guide to the subject of biodegradable materials based on multicomponent polymeric systems such as mainly hydrogels, interpenetrating polymeric networks.

Table of Contents

Environmentally Degradable Polymeric Materials: Definitions and Background

The Bacterial Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate) as Environmentally Biodegradable and Medical Polymer

A Theoretical Approach for Prediction of Yarn Strength in Textile Industry

Some Aspects of Heat Flow During Drying of Porous Structures

Heterogeneous-Heterophase Mechanism of the Hydrophobic Compound Dissolution in Water

Degradable Copolymers

Degradable Interpenetrated Polymeric Networks/Hydrogels

Applications of the Degradable Interpenetrating Polymeric Networks and Hydrogels in Controlled

Drug Delivery

Computational Methods in Controlled Release of Active Principles

Degradable Interpolymeric Complexes

Preparation and Study of Chitosan Polymer Complexes with Proteins and Hydroxylous Polymers

Environmentally Degradable Materials based on Multicomponent Polymeric Systems: Biocomposites and Bioblends

Green Composites Based on Biodegradable Polymer Matrices

Compatibilization Methods

Processability of Biocomposite for Agricultural Application

Biodegradability of Polymers and Biocomposites: Standards and Certifications

Biodegradation of Composite Materials on Polymer Base in Soils

Water in the Bioerodible Films of Blends Based on the Combination of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) and

Polyamide Resin

LCA of Biopolymers and Biocomposites

Applications of Biocomposites and Market Evolution

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Cornelia Vasile, Ph.D. (1971), University of Iasi, Romania is senior researcher at "P.Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry and associate professor at three universities. She has published more than 400 papers and is editor of 7 books. Gennady E. Zaikov, N.M. Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia