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1st Edition

Polylactic Acid-Based Nanocellulose and Cellulose Composites

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ISBN 9780367749521
April 21, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
360 Pages 118 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Polylactic Acid-Based Nanocellulose and Cellulose Composites offers a comprehensive account of methods for the synthesis, characterization, processing, and applications of these advanced materials. It fills a gap in the literature as the only available book on this topic.

  • Describes procedures for the extraction of cellulose materials from different sources and characterization methods adopted in analyzing their properties
  • Covers properties, processing, and applications of PLA biocomposites made using the extracted cellulose
  • Discusses the effect of reinforcement of cellulose in the biopolymer matrix and enhancement of properties
  • Examines current status, challenges, and future outlook

The book serves as a reference for researchers, scientists, and advanced students in polymer science and engineering and materials science interested in cellulose polymer composites and their applications.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to PLA Composites: State of the Art, Opportunities, New Challenges, and Future Outlook. 2. Synthesis and Production of PLA. 3. Manufacturing Methods of PLA Composites. 4. Chemical Modification of Cellulose and Its Reinforcement Effects on the Properties of PLA Based Composites. 5. PLA/Cellulose Composites and Their Hybrid Composites. 6. PLA/Cellulose Composites With Shape Memory Effect. 7. Morphology of PLA/Cellulose Composites. 8. Spectroscopy of PLA/Cellulose Composites. 9. TGA and DSC of PLA/Cellulose Composites. 10. DMTA of PLA/Cellulose Composites. 11. Rheology of PLA/Cellulose Composites. 12. Mechanical Properties of PLA/Cellulose Composites. 13. Electrospinning and 3D Printing in Poly (Lactic) Acid/Cellulose Composites. 14. Contact Angle Behavior of PLA/Cellulose Composites. 15. Water Sorption and Solvent Sorption Techniques. 16. Biocompatibility and Biodegradability and Environmental Safety of PLA/Cellulose Composites. 17. Recycling and Reused Issues of PLA and PLA/Cellulose Composites. 18. Applications of PLA/Cellulose Composites.

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Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai received his PhD in Polymer Science and Technology (Chemistry) from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He has published more than 120 papers, in high quality international peer reviewed journals on polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, biopolymers and food packaging and has published around 50 book chapters and editor of 22 books. He received numerous awards and recognitions including prestigious KMUTNB best researcher award 2019, Kerala State Award for the Best Young Scientist 2016 and INSPIRE Faculty Award 2011.

Suchart Siengchin is President of King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He received his Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Giessen/Friedberg, Hessen, Germany in 1999, M.Sc. in Polymer Technology from University of Applied Sciences Aalen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany in 2002, M.Sc. in Material Science at the Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Bayern, Germany in 2004, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Institute for Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany in 2008 and Postdoctoral Research from Kaiserslautern University and School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, USA. In 2016 he received the habilitation at the Chemnitz University in Sachen, Germany. He worked as a Lecturer for Production and Material Engineering Department at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB. He has been full Professor at KMUTNB and became the President of KMUTNB. He won the Outstanding Researcher Award in 2010, 2012 and 2013 at KMUTNB. His research interests in Polymer Processing and Composite Material. He is Editor-in-Chief: KMUTNB International Journal of Applied Science and Technology and the author of 200 peer reviewed Journal Articles. He has participated with presentations in more than 39 International and National Conferences with respect to Materials Science and Engineering topics.

Nisa V. Salim is currently a Research Fellow – VC Initiative received her PhD from Deakin University in 2013 in materials engineering. Nisa’s research is mainly focused on advanced carbon materials and functional fibres. She has published over 50 high impact journal papers, 1 book, and 3 book chapters even with a career interruption of almost 5 years. Nisa won many awards in her research career including AINSE Gold Medal for outstanding PhD and Smart Geelong Early Researcher award, Victoria Fellowship, Endeavour Fellowship, Alfred Deakin Fellowship and many more even with a career break of more than 2 years. She has held visiting appointments at University of Southern Mississippi, University of Kentucky, CNRS Montpellier and Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Nisa’s vision is to develop multifunctional materials that are enablers for digitalization and the internet of things – living materials that sense, actuate and harvest energy.

Jinu Jacob George received his PhD degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India in 2009. He completed his B.Tech. from M G University, Kottayam and M.Tech. from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India. After pursuing PhD, he moved to Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research (IPF), Dresden, Germany for his Post-Doctoral Research. In 2011 he joined the Rubber Research Institute of India, Kottayam, as a Scientist. In 2015 he joined the Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, CUSAT as a faculty member. At present, he is actively involved in research in the various advance fields of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology and has co-authored more than 25 peer reviewed journal articles. He has a general research interest in the fields of Polymer micro/nano composites, Thermoplastic elastomers, Functional additives, and Shape memory polymers.

Aiswarya Poulose is a senior research fellow at Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology India. Her research work mainly focuses on preparation and characterization of biopolymeric materials.