Lignocellulosic Fibre and Biomass-Based Composite Materials: Processing, Properties and Applications (Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science

Lignocellulosic Fibre and Biomass-Based Composite Materials: Processing, Properties and Applications (Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science

By: Mohammad Jawaid (author)Hardback

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Lignocellulosic Fibre and Biomass-Based Composite Materials reviews the development, characterization and applications of composite materials developed from the effective use of lignocellulosic fibre and biomass. The book gathers together a wide spectrum of cutting-edge research on biomass fillers and reinforcements used for the fabrication and synthesis of composites. The book takes a systematic approach, investigating processing, design, characterization and applications of biocomposites, in order to establish their important relationship as a general guideline for end-user applications. Beginning with an introduction to biomass and its composites, a team of leading experts in the field cover rice husk, kenaf, oil palm, alfa and doum fibres, bamboo, cork, and many other materials, considering a range of applications, along with key issues such as performance and sustainability. The groundbreaking research presented opens the door to obtaining advanced material characteristics and significant enhancements in physical, mechanical, and thermal properties. This will be become an extremely useful reference and technical guide for academic and industrial researchers in composite materials, as well as for advanced students and industrialists working in material commercialization.

About Author

Mohammad Jawaid is a Fellow Researcher (Associate Professor), at the Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. He also works as a Visiting Lecturer at the Aerospace Manufacturing Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, UPM, a Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and a Visiting Scholar to TEMAG Labs, Department of Textile Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Jawaid has more than 10 years of experience in teaching, research, and industries, with research interests including hybrid reinforced/filled polymer composites, advanced materials (graphene/nanoclay/fire retardant, lignocellulosic reinforced/filled polymer composites), modification and treatment of lignocellulosic fibres and solid wood, nanocomposites and nanocellulose fibres, and polymer blends. He recently received the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund as Malaysian leader with UK Partners. Dr. Jawaid has published 8 books, 21 book chapters, and over 160 international journal papers. He is also the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Malaysian Polymer Journal and Guest Editor for Current Organic Synthesis, Current Analytical Chemistry, and International Journal of Polymer Science. He is a reviewer of 49 high impact ISI journals. Paridah Md Tahir is the Director of the Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia, a post which she has held since 2009. She was also appointed as Professor in the Faculty of Forestry, UPM, in 2012. Dr. Tahir's research has focused on natural fibre, wood adhesives and bonding, wood/fibre composites, and surface coating, and she has had extensive involvement in the wood-based sector, particularly in the area of biocomposites. She helped the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) to produce manual for wood lamination, which is now being used as a reference document by the training unit of MTIB. Dr. Tahir has been invited to give lectures for courses in wood lamination and finishing, and has supervised more than 250 students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has co-authored over 120 research papers in peer-review journals, 26 book chapters and a number of conference papers. She has led her team in receiving more than RM 10 million in research funding, and has been involved in a number of consultancy projects for both government and industry. Naheed Saba completed her PhD in Biocomposites from the Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. She has published over 20 scientific and engineering articles in advanced composites, as well as one book, 8 book chapters, and conference proceedings. Dr. Saba's research interests lie in nanocellulosic materials, fire retardant materials, natural fibre reinforced polymer composites, biocomposites, hybrid composites, and nanocomposites. She was also the recipient of the International Graduate Research Fellowship at UPM.


1. Introduction to biomass and its composites 2. Agroindustrial wastes composites as components for rural buildings 3. Predicting the potential of biomass based composites for sustainable automotive industry using a decision making model 4. Biomass based Composites from different Sources: Properties, Characterization and Transforming Biomass with Ionic Liquids 5. Rice Husk and Kenaf Fibers Reinforced Polypropylene Biocomposites 6. Thermal properties of oil palm biomass based Composites 7. Biomass based nanocomposites for packaging applications 8. Alfa and Doum fibres based Composite materials for different applications 9. Nanocellulose from biomass and its composites for automotive applications 10. Fabrication and Characterization of Composites from agricultural biomass cellulosic materials 11. Mechanical Properties of Biomass-based Composites 12. Tribiological properties of biomass based composites 13. Bamboo biomass: Potential materials for Biocomposites 14. Design of composites from biomass 15. Synthesis and Utilization of Natural Fiber Reinforced Biodegradable Poly (lactic acid) Bio-Nanocomposites 16. PLA nanocomposites from Posidonia oceanica waste 17. Cork biomass biocomposites: lightweight and sustainable materials 18. Biocomposite from agricultural tunisian waste 19. Modified wood-based composites with improved properties and performance 20. Torrefied biomass filled polyamide biocomposites 21. Potential of using multiscale Posidonia oceanica waste: Current Status and Prospects in Material Sciences 22. Rice husk biocomposites

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780081009598
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 522
  • ID: 9780081009598
  • weight: 960
  • ISBN10: 0081009593

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