Vegetable Oil Based Polymers

Vegetable Oil Based Polymers
Author: Niranjan Karak
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-07-10
ISBN: 0857097148
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vegetable Oil Based Polymers Book Excerpt:

The growing need to find a sustainable, environmentally-friendly replacement for petroleum-based materials is fuelling the development of bio-based polymers from renewable resources. Amongst the most promising of these are vegetable oil-based polymeric materials. Vegetable oil-based polymers provides a comprehensive review of the research in this important field. After an introduction to classification and polymerization, Vegetable oil-based polymers goes on to review the factors involved in polymer biodegradation. The extraction, purification and application of vegetable oils are then explored, along with vegetable oil-based polyesters and poly(ester amide)s, polyurethanes and epoxies. The book then reviews polyamides, polyolefins and vegetable oil-based hyperbranched polymers. It concludes with an analysis of vegetable oil-based polymer composites and polymer nanocomposites. Vegetable oil-based polymers is an indispensable guide for all those involved in the research and development of biopolymers as well as the wide range of industries looking for more sustainable polymer materials. Provides a comprehensive review of recent research in the area of vegetable oil-based polymeric materials Discusses vegetable oils and their derivatives, biodegradable polymers and the fundamentals of polymers Explores the extraction, purification and application of vegetable oils, along with vegetable oil-based polyesters and poly(ester amide)s, polyurethanes and epoxies

Functional Biopolymers

Functional Biopolymers
Author: Vijay Kumar Thakur,Manju Kumari Thakur
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2017-10-25
ISBN: 3319664174
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Biopolymers Book Excerpt:

This book presents the synthesis, processing and application of selected functional biopolymers as new advanced materials. It reviews theoretical advances as well as experimental results, opening new avenues for researchers in the field of polymers and sustainable materials. The book covers various aspects, including the structural analysis of functional biopolymers based materials; functional biopolymer blends; films, fibers, foams, composites and different advanced applications. A special emphasis is on cellulose-based functional polymers, but other types of functional biopolymers (e.g. from chitosan, starch, or plant oils) are also described.

Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials Polymeric Composites

Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials  Polymeric Composites
Author: Vijay Kumar Thakur,Manju Kumari Thakur,Michael R. Kessler
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2017-03-16
ISBN: 111922442X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials Polymeric Composites Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Composites From Renewable Materials comprises a set of 8 individual volumes that brings an interdisciplinary perspective to accomplish a more detailed understanding of the interplay between the synthesis, structure, characterization, processing, applications and performance of these advanced materials. The handbook covers a multitude of natural polymers/ reinforcement/ fillers and biodegradable materials. Together, the 8 volumes total at least 5000 pages and offers a unique publication. This 6th volume Handbook is solely focused on Polymeric Composites. Some of the important topics include but not limited to: Keratin as renewable material for developing polymer composites; natural and synthetic matrices; hydrogels in tissue engineering; smart hydrogels: application in bioethanol production; principle renewable biopolymers; application of hydrogel biocomposites for multiple drug delivery; nontoxic holographic materials; bioplasticizer - epoxidized vegetable oils-based poly (lactic acid) blends and nanocomposites; preparation, characterization and adsorption properties of poly (DMAEA) – cross-linked starch gel copolymer in waste water treatments; study of chitosan crosslinking hydrogels for absorption of antifungal drugs using molecular modelling; pharmaceutical delivery systems composed of chitosan; eco-friendly polymers for food packaging; influence of surface modification on the thermal stability and percentage of crystallinity of natural abaca fiber; influence of the use of natural fibers in composite materials assessed on a life cycle perspective; plant polysaccharides-blended ionotropically-gelled alginate multiple-unit systems for sustained drug release; vegetable oil based polymer composites; applications of chitosan derivatives in wastewater treatment; novel lignin-based materials as a products for various applications; biopolymers from renewable resources and thermoplastic starch matrix as polymer units of multi-component polymer systems for advanced applications; chitosan composites: preparation and applications in removing water pollutants and recent advancements in biopolymer composites for addressing environmental issues.

Antimicrobial Polymer Based Materials for Food Packaging Applications

Antimicrobial Polymer Based Materials for Food Packaging Applications
Author: Ana María Díez-Pascual
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-06-17
ISBN: 3039289896
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antimicrobial Polymer Based Materials for Food Packaging Applications Book Excerpt:

Antimicrobial packaging has recently attracted a great deal of interest from the food industry due to the boost in consumer demand for minimally-processed, preservative-free products. Antimicrobial polymeric packaging systems can be considered an emerging technology that could have an important impact on shelf life extension and food safety. Novel polymeric-based packaging materials are continually being developed. This book collects carefully chosen examples of the most recent and relevant advances in the preparation and characterization of antimicrobial composites for food packaging applications. Different polymer nanocomposites with improved packaging properties are discussed along with their mechanisms of action. Further, future perspectives for antimicrobial polymeric nanomaterials are provided.

Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites for Industrial Applications

Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites for Industrial Applications
Author: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 782
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN: 0128226692
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites for Industrial Applications Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites for Industrial Applications summarizes the properties of polymer nanocomposites, discusses their industrial scale fabrication methods, and presents their applications for various industrial sectors at both experimental and theoretical models scales. The book also addresses existing challenges for the use of polymer nanocomposites in major industrial sectors. Overall, the aim of this book is to summarize the recent advancements in the use of PNCs in a variety of industry sectors. Particular attention is paid to those approaches that enable green and sustainable industrial developments. The legal, economical and toxicity aspects of polymer nanocomposite are also presented in detail. Comprehensively explores how polymer nanocomposites are being used to create more efficient products and devices in a variety of industry sectors Explores the environmental, legal, health and safety issues of using polymer nanocomposites in an industrial context Develops a roadmap to the wider commercial utilization of polymer nanocomposites Emphasizes the use of polymer nanocomposites in green and sustainable technologies

Advances in Manufacturing Processes Intelligent Methods and Systems in Production Engineering

Advances in Manufacturing Processes  Intelligent Methods and Systems in Production Engineering
Author: Andre Batako,Anna Burduk,Kanisius Karyono,Xun Chen,Ryszard Wyczółkowski
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 788
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030905322
Category: Artificial intelligence
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Manufacturing Processes Intelligent Methods and Systems in Production Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book forms an excellent basis for the development of intelligent manufacturing system for Industry 4.0, digital and distributed manufacturing, and factories for future. This book of new developments and advancement in intelligent control and optimization system for production engineering serves as a good companion to scholars, manufacturing companies, and RTO to improve the efficiency of production systems.

Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan

Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan
Author: Sabu Thomas,Anitha Pius,Sreerag Gopi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 858
Release: 2020-07-22
ISBN: 0128179678
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan: Chitin and Chitosan Based Polymer Materials for Various Applications, Volume Three, is a must-read for polymer chemists, physicists and engineers interested in the development of ecofriendly micro and nanostructured functional materials based on chitin and their various applications. The book addresses their isolation, preparation and properties and their composites, nanomaterials, manufacturing and characterizations. This is the third of three volumes in a series that contains the latest on the major applications of chitin and chitosan based IPN’s, blends, gels, composites and nanocomposites, including environmental remediation, biomedical applications and smart material applications. Provides a comprehensive overview of Chitin and Chitosan materials, from their synthesis and nanomaterials, to their manufacture and applications Volume Three focuses on the applications of Chitin and Chitosan Includes contributions from leading researchers across the globe and from industry, academia, government and private research institutions Highlights current status and future opportunities

Polymetallic Coatings to Control Biofouling in Pipelines

Polymetallic Coatings to Control Biofouling in Pipelines
Author: Vinita Vishwakarma,Dawn S S,K. Gobi Saravanan,A. M. Kamalan Kirubaharan,Saravanamuthu Vigneswaran,Gayathri Naidu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2021-09-13
ISBN: 1000442608
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymetallic Coatings to Control Biofouling in Pipelines Book Excerpt:

Most of the pipelines used for the transport of various fluids are susceptible to the formation of biofilms, and the undesirable accumulation of microorganisms in pipelines leads to biodeterioration and increases the maintenance cost of the pipelines. This book focuses on nanostructured polymetallic coatings for corrosion and biofouling protection in offshore oil and gas pipelines, marine pipelines, ship structures and port facilities, and corrosion resistance surfaces of several engineered structures. Considering various reasons of biofouling in pipelines that transport crude and refined petroleum, gas, biofuels, and other fluids including sewage, slurry, and water for drinking or irrigation, the underlying mechanism is thoroughly explained. A comparison of various protective techniques is also highlighted for the choice of methods for specific applications. Features: Provides information on biofouling control with broad significance and applicability in various industrial and research areas. Discusses microbially induced corrosion on biofuel transporting pipelines. Includes data from experiments conducted to overcome biofouling and biocorrosion. Gives out particular attention to metallic coatings and environmental considerations. Explores novel technologies preventing biofouling on metallic and polymeric substrates. This book is for researchers and graduate students in Coatings and Paints, Microbiology, Bioprocess Engineering, Biotechnology, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, Marine Engineering, Surface and Corrosion Engineering, and Water and Wastewater Treatment.

Properties and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites

Properties and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites
Author: Deba Kumar Tripathy,Bibhu Prasad Sahoo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2017-05-07
ISBN: 3662535173
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Properties and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

The aim of the present edited book is to furnish scientific information about manufacturing, properties, and application of clay and carbon based polymer nanocomposites. It can be used as handbook for undergraduate and post graduate courses (for example material science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, rubber technology, manufacturing engineering, etc.) as well as as reference book for research fellows and professionals. Polymer nanocomposites have received outstanding importance in the present decade because of their broad range of high-performance applications in various areas of engineering and technology due to their special material properties. A great interest is dedicated to nanofiller based polymeric materials, which exhibit excellent enhancement in macroscopic material properties (mechanical, thermal, dynamic mechanical, electrical and many more) at very low filler contents and can therefore be used for the development of next-generation composite materials.

Bio based Flame Retardant Technology for Polymeric Materials

Bio based Flame Retardant Technology for Polymeric Materials
Author: Yuan Hu,Hafezeh Nabipour,Xin Wang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2022-08-26
ISBN: 0323907725
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio based Flame Retardant Technology for Polymeric Materials Book Excerpt:

Bio-Based Flame Retardants for Polymeric Materials provides a comprehensive overview of flame retardants derived directly and indirectly from plant sources, drawing on cutting-edge research and covering preparation methods, testing and evaluation techniques, enhanced properties, and end applications. Chapters introduce bio-based materials in the context of additives for flame retardancy, explaining fundamentals and testing methods and analyzing synthetic approaches and the potential advantages of pursuing a bio-based approach. This is followed by detailed coverage of bio-based retardants, with each chapter covering a specific source and guiding the reader systematically through preparation techniques, evaluation methods, properties and applications. Throughout the book, the latest progress in the field is critically reviewed, and there is a continual emphasis on novel approaches to achieve enhanced properties and performant materials. This is an essential guide for all those with an interest in innovative, sustainable flame retardant additives for polymeric materials, including researchers, scientists, advanced students, and more. Explains innovative techniques for the preparation of bio-based flame retardant mechanisms, analyzing properties, performance and applications Offers in-depth coverage of a range of sources, including cellulose, lignin, cardanol, chitosan, eugenol, vanillin, furan, alginate and vegetable oils Presents the latest advances in the field, serving as a novel resource to advanced students, researchers and R&D professionals in academia and industry

Introduction to Polymer Chemistry

Introduction to Polymer Chemistry
Author: Charles E. Carraher Jr.
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2017-01-06
ISBN: 1498737854
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Polymer Chemistry Book Excerpt:

Introduction to Polymer Chemistry provides undergraduate students with a much-needed, well-rounded presentation of the principles and applications of natural, synthetic, inorganic, and organic polymers. With an emphasis on the environment and green chemistry and materials, this fourth edition continues to provide detailed coverage of natural and synthetic giant molecules, inorganic and organic polymers, elastomers, adhesives, coatings, fibers, plastics, blends, caulks, composites, and ceramics. Building on undergraduate work in foundational courses, the text fulfills the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training (ACS CPT) in-depth course requirement

Introduction to Polymer Chemistry Third Edition

Introduction to Polymer Chemistry  Third Edition
Author: Charles E. Carraher Jr.
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 557
Release: 2012-12-04
ISBN: 1466554940
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Polymer Chemistry Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Continuing the tradition of its previous editions, the third edition of Introduction to Polymer Chemistry provides a well-rounded presentation of the principles and applications of natural, synthetic, inorganic, and organic polymers. With an emphasis on the environment and green chemistry and materials, this third edition offers detailed coverage of natural and synthetic giant molecules, inorganic and organic polymers, biomacromolecules, elastomers, adhesives, coatings, fibers, plastics, blends, caulks, composites, and ceramics. Using simple fundamentals, the book demonstrates how the basic principles of one polymer group can be applied to all of the other groups. It covers reactivities, synthesis and polymerization reactions, techniques for characterization and analysis, energy absorption and thermal conductivity, physical and optical properties, and practical applications. This edition addresses environmental concerns and green polymeric materials, including biodegradable polymers and microorganisms for synthesizing materials. Case studies woven within the text illustrate various developments and the societal and scientific contexts in which these changes occurred. Now including new material on environmental science, Introduction to Polymer Chemistry, Third Edition remains the premier book for understanding the behavior of polymers. Building on undergraduate work in foundational courses, the text fulfills the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training (ACS CPT) in-depth course requirement.

Polymer Applications of Renewable Resource Materials

Polymer Applications of Renewable Resource Materials
Author: Charles E. Carraher Jr.,L.H. Sperling
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461335035
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Applications of Renewable Resource Materials Book Excerpt:

For there is hope of a tree, If it be cut down, That it will sprout again And that the tender branch Thereof will not cease. Job XIV (7) Mankind has been blessed with a multitude of resources. In the beginning he utilized almost soley replenishable items such as vegetation and animal protein, for both nourishment and shelter. Gradually, such metals as copper and iron were developed and replaced wood as a material of construction. Cement and glass, although more plentiful than other minerals, also replaced the use of growing sub stances. Coal and oil became the primary sources of heat and power. Closer to the focus of this book, petroleum products began to replace the vegetable oils, tannin, wool, cotton, leather, silk, rubber, etc. in a host of applications. Surely, it was argued, the new materials did the job better and cheaper. What they didn't say is that soon we would run out of oil. In any case, research on growing natural products, now called renewable resources, slowed, and these industries sought only to maintain their status quo. The 20th Century saw an unprecedented emphasis and dependence on nonrenewable resources as energy sources (petroleum, coal, ura nium) and the fabric of technology (drugs, clothing, shelter, tires, computer parts). The predawn of the 21st Century brings a reali zation that a cyclic shift back towards the use of renewable re sources for technological application is in order.

Sustainable Production and Applications of Waterborne Polyurethanes

Sustainable Production and Applications of Waterborne Polyurethanes
Author: Inamuddin,Rajender Boddula,Anish Khan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-11-21
ISBN: 3030728692
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Production and Applications of Waterborne Polyurethanes Book Excerpt:

This edited book compiles all category viewpoints in waterborne polyurethanes (WPUs) dispersions, composites, characterizing techniques, and allied applications such as coatings, adhesives, sealants, anticorrosive, flame-retardant, and biomedical applications. The book brings together panels of highly accomplished experts in the field of advanced polymers for versatile applications. It encompasses basic studies and addresses topics of novel issues which cover all the aspects in one place. The book is an invaluable guide to newcomers, research scholars, professors, and R&D industrial experts working in the field of polyurethane chemistry. Polyurethanes are excellent materials in coating technology owing to their chemical resistance, toughness, abrasion resistance, and mechanical stability. However, polyurethane dispersion contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) which are harmful to the environment. Hence, green chemistry research focuses on discovery of waterborne polyurethanes (WPUs) and pay attention. WPUs have fascinated growing interest in wide range of industrial and commercial applications.

Dynamics of Advanced Sustainable Nanomaterials and Their Related Nanocomposites at the Bio Nano Interface

Dynamics of Advanced Sustainable Nanomaterials and Their Related Nanocomposites at the Bio Nano Interface
Author: Niranjan Karak
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN: 0128191430
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamics of Advanced Sustainable Nanomaterials and Their Related Nanocomposites at the Bio Nano Interface Book Excerpt:

Dynamics of Advanced Sustainable Nanomaterials and Their Related Nanocomposites at the Bio-Nano Interface highlights the most recent research findings (conducted over the last 5-6 years) on the dynamics of nanomaterials, including their multifaceted, advanced applications as sustainable materials. In addition, special attributes of these materials are discussed from a mechanistic and application point-of-view, including their sustainability and interfacial interactions at the bio-nano interface and different applications. This book presents an important reference resource on advanced sustainable nanomaterials for chemical, nano-, and materials technologists who are looking to learn more about advanced nanocomposites with sustainable attributes. Finally, the book examines the emerging market for sustainable materials and their advanced applications, with a particular focus on the bio-nano interface and their future outlook. Features detailed information on the fundamentals of bio-nano interfacial interactions in sustainable nanomaterials Includes advanced applications of these materials that will help the end user select the appropriate materials for their desired application Features extensive information on the dynamics of these materials, helping the end user extend their work into new applications

Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass

Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass
Author: James H. Clark,Fabien Deswarte
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2015-03-16
ISBN: 1118714482
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass Book Excerpt:

Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass, Second Edition presents an overview of the use of biorenewable resources in the 21st century for the manufacture of chemical products, materials and energy. The book demonstrates that biomass is essentially a rich mixture of chemicals and materials and, as such, has a tremendous potential as feedstock for making a wide range of chemicals and materials with applications in industries from pharmaceuticals to furniture. Completely revised and updated to reflect recent developments, this new edition begins with an introduction to the biorefinery concept, followed by chapters addressing the various types of available biomass feedstocks, including waste, and the different pre-treatment and processing technologies being developed to turn these feedstocks into platform chemicals, polymers, materials and energy. The book concludes with a discussion on the policies and strategies being put in place for delivering the so-called Bioeconomy. Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass is a valuable resource for academics, industrial scientists and policy-makers working in the areas of industrial biotechnology, biorenewables, chemical engineering, fine and bulk chemical production, agriculture technologies, plant science, and energy and power generation. We need to reduce our dependence on fossil resources and increasingly derive all the chemicals we take for granted and use in our daily life from biomass – and we must make sure that we do this using green chemistry and sustainable technologies! For more information on the Wiley Series in Renewable Resources, visit www.wiley.com/go/rrs Topics covered include: • The biorefinery concept • Biomass feedstocks • Pre-treatment technologies • Platform molecules from renewable resources • Polymers from bio-based monomers • Biomaterials • Bio-based energy production Praise for the 1st edition: “Drawing on the expertise of the authors the book involves a degree of plant biology and chemical engineering, which illustrates the multidisciplinary nature of the topic beautifully” - Chemistry World

Bio Based Epoxy Polymers Blends and Composites

Bio Based Epoxy Polymers  Blends  and Composites
Author: Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai,Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa,Suchart Siengchin,Seno Jose
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-01-07
ISBN: 352782359X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio Based Epoxy Polymers Blends and Composites Book Excerpt:

State-of-the-art overview on bioepoxy polymers as well as their blends and composites -- covering all aspects from fundamentals to applications! Bioepoxy polymers is an emerging area and have attracted more and more attention due to their biodegradability and good thermo-mechanical performance. In recent years, research progress has been made in synthesis, processing, characterization, and applications of bioepoxy blends and composites. Bioepoxy polymers are very promising candidates to replace the traditional thermosetting nonbiodegradable polymers. Bio-Based Epoxy Polymers, Blends and Composites summaries recent research progress on bioepoxy polymers as well as their blends and composites. It covers aspects from synthesis, processing, various characterization techniques to broad spectrum of applications. It provides a correlation of physical properties with macro, micro and nanostructures of the materials. Moreover, research trends, future directions, and opportunities are also discussed. Attracts attention: Bioepoxy polymers are environmentally friendly and considered as a promising candidate to replace the traditional thermosetting nonbiodegradable polymers Highly application-oriented: Bioepoxy polymers can be used in a broad range of applications such as polymer foams, construction, aerospace, automobiles, self-healing systems One-stop reference: Covers all aspects of bioepoxy polymer, their blends and composites, such as synthesis, properties, processing, characterization and applications Broad audience: Attracts attention from both academia and industry

Synthetics Mineral Oils and Bio Based Lubricants

Synthetics  Mineral Oils  and Bio Based Lubricants
Author: Leslie R. Rudnick
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1174
Release: 2020-01-29
ISBN: 1351655744
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Synthetics Mineral Oils and Bio Based Lubricants Book Excerpt:

Highlighting the major economic and industrial changes in the lubrication industry since the first edition, Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants: Chemistry and Technology, Third Edition highlights the major economic and industrial changes in the lubrication industry and outlines the state of the art in each major lubricant application area. Chapters cover the use of lubricant fluids, growth or decline of market areas and applications, potential new applications, production capacities, and regulatory issues, including biodegradability, toxicity, and food production equipment lubrication. The highly-anticipated third edition features new and updated chapters including those on automatic and continuously variable transmission fluids, fluids for food-grade applications, oil-soluble polyalkylene glycols, functional bio-based lubricant base stocks, farnesene-derived polyolefins, estolides, bio-based lubricants from soybean oil, and trends in construction equipment lubrication. Features include: Contains an index of terms, acronyms, and analytical testing methods. Presents the latest conventions for describing upgraded mineral oil base fluids. Considers all the major lubrication areas: engine oils, industrial lubricants, food-grade applications, greases, and space-age applications Includes individual chapters on lubricant applications—such as environmentally friendly, disk drive, and magnetizable fluids—for major market areas around the globe. In a single, unique volume, Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants: Chemistry and Technology, Third Edition offers property and performance information of fluids, theoretical and practical background to their current applications, and strong indicators for global market trends that will influence the industry for years to come.

Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers for Environmental and Biomedical Applications

Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers for Environmental and Biomedical Applications
Author: Susheel Kalia,Luc Avérous
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2016-02-10
ISBN: 1119117348
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers for Environmental and Biomedical Applications Book Excerpt:

This volume incorporates 13 contributions from renowned experts from the relevant research fields that are related biodegradable and biobased polymers and their environmental and biomedical applications. Specifically, the book highlights: Developments in polyhydroxyalkanoates applications in agriculture, biodegradable packaging material and biomedical field like drug delivery systems, implants, tissue engineering and scaffolds The synthesis and elaboration of cellulose microfibrils from sisal fibres for high performance engineering applications in various sectors such as the automotive and aerospace industries, or for building and construction The different classes and chemical modifications of tannins Electro-activity and applications of Jatropha latex and seed The synthesis, properties and applications of poly(lactic acid) The synthesis, processing and properties of poly(butylene succinate), its copolymers, composites and nanocomposites The different routes for preparation polymers from vegetable oil and the effects of reinforcement and nano-reinforcement on the physical properties of such biobased polymers The different types of modified drug delivery systems together with the concept of the drug delivery matrix for controlled release of drugs and for antitumor drugs The use of nanocellulose as sustainable adsorbents for the removal of water pollutants mainly heavy metal ions, organic molecules, dyes, oil and CO2 The main extraction techniques, structure, properties and different chemical modifications of lignins Proteins and nucleic acids based biopolymers The role of tamarind seed polysaccharide-based multiple-unit systems in sustained drug release

Green Composites from Natural Resources

Green Composites from Natural Resources
Author: Vijay Kumar Thakur
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2013-11-25
ISBN: 1466570709
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Composites from Natural Resources Book Excerpt:

Global awareness of environmental issues has resulted in the emergence of economically and environmentally friendly bio-based materials free from the traditional side effects of synthetics. This book delivers an overview of the advancements made in the development of natural biorenewable resources-based materials, including processing methods and potential applications in green composites. Biorenewable polymers are a special class of natural material found in nature, such as natural fibers, wheat straw, rice husk, and saw dust. In addition to offering renewable feedstocks, natural biorenewable materials are compostable, recyclable, edible, and more energy efficient to process than plastic. Green Composites from Natural Resources covers various kinds of cellulosic biofibers, such as: hemp fibers jute saccaharum cilliare fibers pine needles grewia optiva fibers sisal fibers eulaliopsis binata flax fibers coconut fibers eulaliopsis binata baggase fibers rice husk saw dust wood flour straw With scopes for the utilization of natural resources-based materials as potential replacements for traditional petroleum feedstocks on the rise, more scientists and researchers are exploring new composite materials based on biorenewable resources. This book provides information on more eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives to synthetic polymers and discusses the present state and growing utility of green materials from natural resources.