Jenny Stanford Publishing
308 pages | 15 Color Illus. | 31 B/W Illus.
Biopolymers have the potential to cut carbon emissions and reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The carbon dioxide released when they degrade can be reabsorbed by plants, which makes them close to carbon neutral. Biopolymers are biodegradable and some are compostable, too. This book presents key topics on biopolymers, including their synthesis, characterization, and physiochemical properties, and discusses their applications in key areas such as biomedicine, agriculture, and environmental engineering. It will serve as an in-depth reference for the biopolymer industry—material suppliers and processors, producers, and fabricators—and engineers and scientists who are designing biopolymers or evaluating options for switching from traditional plastics to biopolymers.
1. Biopolymers: Classification and Applications.
Arivalagan Pugazhendhi et al.
2. Bio-Based Biopolymers and Their Potential Applications for Bio- and Non-Bio Sectors.
Muhammad Bilal and Hafiz M. N. Iqbal
3. 3D Printing of Biopolymers: Trends and Opportunities for Medical Applications.
Tomy J. Gutiérrez
4. Proteins and Their Novel Applications.
Tanvir Arfin, Shoeb Athar, and Stephy Rangari
5. Chitin and Chitosan: The Defence Booster in Agricultural Field.
Vijayalakshmi Kumar et al.
6. Chitosan Applications in Microencapsulation.
Berta N. Estevinho and Fernando Rocha
7. Current Innovative Chitosan-Based Water Treatment of Heavy Metals: A Sustainable Approach.
8. Bacterial Cellulose and Its Applications.
Thazin Han, Nitar New, and Phyu Phyu Win
9. Thermal, Mechanical and Degradation Properties of Starch-Based Bio-Nanocomposites.
Mohan Turup Pandurangan and Krishnan Kanny
10. Eggshells: From Waste to Medical Applications.
Stanley Chibuzor Onwubu et al.
11. Production of Tamarind Products and Polysaccharide.
Maw Maw Khaing et al.