Sustainability of Biomass through Bio-based Chemistry
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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.
- 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
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
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
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.