1st Edition

Recycling and Reuse of Materials and Their Products

    262 Pages 104 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    262 Pages 104 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This important book is an overall analysis of different innovative methods and ways of recycling in connection with various types of materials. It aims to provide a basic understanding about polymer recycling and its reuse as well as presents an in-depth look at various recycling methods. It provides a thorough knowledge about the work being done in recycling in different parts of the world and throws light on areas that need to be further explored. Emphasizing eco-friendly methods and recovery of useful materials
    The book covers a wide variety of innovative recycling methods and research, including

    • Green methods of recycling
    • Effective conversion of biomass and municipal wastes
     to energy-generating systems
    • A catalyst for the reuse of glycerol byproduct
    • Methods of adsorption to treat wastewater
     and make it suitable for irrigation and other purposes
    • Disposal of sludge
    • The use of calcined clay to replace both fine and
     coarse aggregates
    • Recycling of rubbers
    • The production of a sorbent material for paper mill   sludge
    • Replacing polypropylene absorbent in oil spill    sanitations
    • The use of natural fibers for various industrial
    • Cashew nut shell liquid as a source of surface active
    • Integrated power and cooling systems based on biomass
    • Recycling water from household laundering
    • much more


    Role of Waste Resources in Power Generation
    B.V. Reddy and T. Srinivas
    Catalytic Recycling of Glycerol Formed in Biodiesel Production
    R. B. Mane and C. V. Rode
    Recycling of Grey Wastewater from Household Laundering
    Joydeep Paul Majumder and Anjali Pal
    Calcined Clay Applied in Concrete
    Edisley Martins Cabral, Raimundo Pereira de Vasconcelos, Raimundo Kennedy Vieira, Nilton Souza Campelo, Adalena Kennedy Vieira, Claudia Candido Silva, and Mirian Dayse
    Recent Advances in Rubber Recycling: A Review
    S. Kishor Kumar, Sabu Thomas, and Yves Grohens
    Conversion of Paper Mill Sludge into Absorbent: The Life Cycle Assessment
    Marko Likon and Jouko Saarela
    Re-Use of Natural Plant Fibers for Composite Industrial Applications
    Saravana Bavan. D and Mohan Kumar. G. C
    Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL): Conversion to Commercially Useful Product.
    Sharma Shobha Suryanarayan, Anita Nair, and K. V. Pai
    Removal and Recovery of Cadmium (II) Using Immobilized Papain
    Soumasree Chatterjee, Susmita Dutta, and Srabanti Basu
    Biomass-Based Integrated Power and Cooling Systems
    T. Srinivas and B.V. Reddy
    Reclamation of Wastes for Mercury Removal: A Review
    Aparupa Bhattacharyya, Srabanti Basu, and Susmita Dutta
    Some Physicochemical Measurements of Chitosan/starch Polymers in Acetic Acid-Water Mixtures
    Virpal Singh and Kamlesh Kumari
    Morphology-Mechanical Properties Correlation in Polymer Composites with Bamboo Fibers
    Rameshwar Adhikari
    Green Methods to Synthesize and Recycle Materials: A Promise to Future
    P. Deepalekshmi and Sabu Thomas


    Professor Yves Grohens is the Director of the LIMATB (Material Engineering) Laboratory of  Université de Bretagne Sud, France. His master’s and PhD degrees were from Besançon University, France. After finishing his studies, he worked as assistant professor and later professor in various reputed universities in France. He is an invited professor to many universities in different parts of the world as well. His areas of interest include physicochemical studies of polymer surfaces and interfaces, phase transitions in thin films confinement, nano and bio composites design and characterization, and biodegradation of polymers and biomaterials. He has written several book chapters, monographs, and scientific  reviews and has published 130 international publications. He is the chairman and member of advisory committees of many international conferences.