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Sustainability of Biomass through Bio-based Chemistry

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ISBN 9780367365950
March 22, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
318 Pages 200 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The process of photosynthesis is a potential source of energy and bioproducts. Renewable sources of polymeric materials offer an answer to maintaining sustainable development of economically and ecologically attractive technology. The innovations in the development of materials from biopolymers, preservation of fossil-based raw materials, complete biological degradability, reduction in the volume of garbage and compostability in the natural cycle, climate protection through reduction of carbon dioxide released, and the application possibilities of agricultural resources for the production of bio/green materials, are some of the reasons why such materials are attracting the public interest.

Key Features:

  • Discusses waste from urban areas, forestry and agricultural processes, specifically grown crops such as trees, starch crops, sugar crops hydrocarbon plants and oils, and finally aquatic plants such as water seaweeds and algae, which can be used as raw materials for sustainable development.
  • Presents recent advances in the development of specifically of some chemical components of biomass for a sustainable future
  • Focuses on lignocellulose as source of biobased products
  • The editor draws upon expertise from various countries
  • Describes how upgraded and integrated biomass processing may reduce the risks associated with the COVID 19 pandemic

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Chapter 1: Biomass and sustainability

Valentin Popa


Chapter 2: Selectively Transform Lignin into Value-added Chemicals   

Xiaojun Shen, Runcang Sun


Chapter 3: Nanocellulose-Based Materials for the Solar Cell, Wearable Sensors and Supercapacitors           

Sheng Chen, Meng Wang, Changyou Shao, Feng Xu


Chapter 4: Horizons for future sustainability. From trash to functional cellulose fibres

Aleksandra M. Mikhailidi, Nina E. Kotelnikova


Chapter 5: Cellulose Valorization for the Development of Biobased Functional Materials via  Topochemical Engineering    

Lokesh Kesavan, Liji Sobhana, Pedro Fardim


Chapter 6: Sustainable hydrogels from renewable resources    

Diana Ciolacu


Chapter 7: Production of cellulosic membranes from rice husks for reverse osmosis applications      

Ana Carolina de Oliveira, Franciélle Girardi-Alves, Luizildo Pitol-Filho


Chapter 8: Morphological aspects of sustainable hydrogels      

Daniela Rusu, Diana Ciolacu


Chapter 9: "Bio-based stimuli-responsive hydrogels with biomedical applications"           

Raluca Nicu, Diana Elena Ciolacu


Chapter 10: Curdlan derivatives. New approaches in synthesis and their applications              

Dana M. Suflet

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Valentin I. Popa is Professor emeritus of Wood Chemistry and Biotechnology at Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania. Dr. Popa obtained his BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineering (1969) and PhD in the field of polysaccharide chemistry (1976) in Polytechnic Institute of Iasi, Romania. He was awarded with Romanian Academy Prize for his contributions in the field of seaweed chemistry (1976). He published more than 600 papers in the following fields: wood chemistry and biotechnology, biomass complex processing, biosynthesis and biodegradation of natural compounds, allelochemicals, bioadhesives, bioremediation, and he is author or co authors of the 38 books or book chapters.