Biodegradable and Biocompatible Polymer Composites: Processing, Properties and Applications (Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engi

Biodegradable and Biocompatible Polymer Composites: Processing, Properties and Applications (Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engi

By: Navinchandra Shimpi (editor)Hardback

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Biodegradable and Biocompatible Polymer Composites: Processing, Properties and Applications begins by discussing the current state-of-the-art, new challenges and opportunities for various biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composite systems. Interfacial characterization of composites and the structure-property relationships in various composite systems are explained in detail via a theoretical model. Processing techniques for various macro and nanocomposite systems and the influence of processing parameters on properties of the composite are also reviewed in detail. The characterization of microstructure, elastic, visco-elastic, static and dynamic mechanical, thermal, rheological, optical, and electrical properties are highlighted, as are a broad range of applications. The book is a useful reference resource for both researchers and engineers working in composites materials science, biotechnology and nanotechnology, and is also useful for students attending chemistry, physics, and materials science and engineering courses.

About Author

Navinchandra Gopal Shimpi has been working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, at the University of Mumbai, Santacruz (E) Mumbai (India) since April 2014. Previously he was working as an Assistant Professor, at the University Institute of Chemical Technology, Jalgaon (India). He has over 10 years of teaching experience at UG and PG level and 13 years of research experience. His main areas of research interest are synthesis and surface modification of nanomaterials, biodegradable polymer composites, conducting polymers nanocomposites, weather resistance materials and synthesis and functionalization of carbon nanotubes. He has more than 45 research publications in reputed international journals and has presented more than 90 papers at international and national conferences. So far he has delivered more than 25 invited talks at various international and national conferences. He is also currently working as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Chemical Studies (e-ISSN: 2321-4902p-ISSN: 2349-8528). He has also worked as a Guest Editor for the International Journal of Polymer Science for a special issue on 'Advancement in Polymeric Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites' and has organized 6 conferences (One international and five national).


PART 1 Introduction to Polymer Composites 1. Introduction 2. Polymer composites, microcomposites and nanocomposites 3. Biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composites PART 2 Characterization, Synthesis and Preparation of Biodegradable composites 4. Natural and synthetic biopolymers 5. Surface modification, synthesis and preparation of biodegradable and biocompatible polymers 6. Characterization, testing and reinforcing materials of biodegrable composites PART 3 Preparation and properties of natural and synthetic biofibers 7. Preparation of Natural Fibre Reinforcement Composites PART 4 Applications of Biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composites 8. Medical applications 9. Surface Modification of Natural Fibers 10. Polymer Composites with Functionalized Natural Fibers 11. Biocompatible and Biodegradable Chitosan Nanocomposites Loaded with Carbon Nanotubes 12. Polycaprolactone/metal oxide Nanocomposites: An Overview of Recent Progress and Applications 13.Applications of biodegradable polymer/layered double hydroxide NC: current status and recent prospects 14. Poly(vinyl alcohol)/carbon nanotube Nanocomposites: Challenges and Opportunities 15. Bio-Based Aliphatic Polyesters from Dicarboxylic Acids and Related Sugar and Amino Acid Derivatives 16. Advances in Bio-Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications 17. Innovations in Bionanotechnology for Waste Water Treatment 18. Biodegradable and Biocompatible Polymer Composites from Plant Sources 19. Chitosan Based Composite with Silver and Mesoporous Silica as an Effective Anitbiotic Agent 20. Life Cycle Assessment Study on Biodegradable and Biocompatible Polymer Composites for Packaging Applications

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  • ISBN13: 9780081009703
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 438
  • ID: 9780081009703
  • weight: 860
  • ISBN10: 0081009704

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