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Avraam I. Isayev is a Distinguished Professor of Polymer Engineering at the University of Akron. He is a native of Azerbaijan. He received M.Sc. degrees from the Azerbaijan Institute of Oil and Chemistry in Chemical Engineering and the Moscow Institute of Electronic Machine Building in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Polymer Engineering and Science from the Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Before joining the University of Akron in 1983 as an Associate Professor, he was a Senior Research Associate at Cornell University, a Senior Research Fellow at Technion and a Research Associate at the Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He has edited 5 books, published 1 monograph and over 220 journal papers, many book chapters and encyclopedia articles. He has received numerous awards.
Preface POLYMER BLEND COMPOUNDING AND PROCESSING Introduction and Early Studies of Blending Methods of Compounding Processing Polymer Blends RHEOLOGY OF POLYMER BLENDS Introduction Theoretical Treatment of Polymer Blends Rheology of Miscible Blends Rheology of Immiscible Blends Rheology of Blends with Nanoparticles Conclusions COMPOUNDING AND PROCESSING OF PLASTIC/RUBBER BLENDS Plastic/Rubber Blends Methods of Blend Preparation Equipment for Blend Preparation by Melt Mixing of Polymers Preparation of Physical Blends of Plastics and Rubbers Crosslinking Agents and Crosslinking Processes Preparation of the Blends of Plastics and Crosslinked Rubbers Blends of Plastics and Crosslinked Rubbers by Dynamic Vulcanization Compatibilization and Compatibilized Blends Processing of Plastic/Rubber Blends Conclusions and Outlook COMPOUNDING AND PROCESSING OF RUBBER/RUBBER BLENDS Introduction Elastomers and Tire Compounding Blending Elastomers Solubility Parameters Processing of Elastomer Blends Secondary Polymer Blends Systems Elastomer Blends and Tire Performance Tire Tread Compound Formulary Summary EXTRUSION TECHNOLOGY FOR MANUFACTURING POLYMER BLENDS Introduction Multiple-Screw Extruders Most Critical Step in the Production of Polymer Blends - Melting/Mixing Monitoring of Morphology and Compositions of Polymer Blends Future Development in Polymer Blends Compounding MANUFACTURING OF POLYMER BLENDS USING POLYMERIC AND LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT REACTIVE COMPATIBILIZERS Introduction Reactive Blending and Compatibilization Mixing Mechanism and Morphology Development Intermeshing Co-Rotating Twin-Screw Extruder Manufacturing Process Design for Polymer Blending Process Concluding Remarks POLYMER BLEND COMPATIBILIZATION ASPECTS OF MORPHOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND PROCESSING OF MULTIPHASE POLYMER BLEND NANOCOMPOSITES Introduction: The Promise and Challenge of Polymer Blending Inorganic Particles in Small Molecule Liquid Emulsion: A Model System for Filled Polymer Blends? Chemical Aspects of Morphology Development and Processing of Multiphase Polymer Blend Nanocomposites Engineering Aspects of Morphology Development and Processing of Multiphase Polymer Blend Nanocomposites Conclusions