Advanced Green Materials

Advanced Green Materials

Fabrication, Characterization and Applications of Biopolymers and Biocomposites

1st Edition - November 24, 2020

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  • Editor: Shakeel Ahmed
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128199886
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128226759

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Advanced Green Materials: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications of Biopolymers and Biocomposites looks at their extraction, purification, modification, and processing for various industrial, biomedical, pharmaceutical, and construction applications. The book comprehensively summarizes recent technical research accomplishments in natural materials and discusses various aspects of natural materials from a chemistry/engineering point of view. The book is unique with contributions from experts working on hybrid biopolymers and bio- composites, bioactive and biodegradable materials, bio-inert polymers and composites, natural polymer and composites, and metallic natural materials. The book will be a useful reference for scientists, academicians, research scholars, and biotechnologists. Advanced biocomposite materials continue to become increasingly popular and important for a broad range of different science and engineering applications. In the race to exploit the unique mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of these materials, researchers must also address new challenges to predict, understand, and manage the potentially adverse effects they could have on the environment and human lives. The book describes recent developments and applications of biopolymers and biocomposites for applications in various industrial fields. Chapters include original research and the latest reviews in similar fields. Biopolymers and biocomposites occupy an exceptional position in the exciting new world of novel biomaterials. Considering their sustainability, non-toxic properties, and their ability to have tailored properties and functions, they should be considered as a smart candidate in the advancement of biomaterials technology. 

Key Features

  • Covers all types of biopolymers and advanced industrial applications, from packaging to biomedical therapeutics
  • Discusses the shift from research to industrial large-scale application of biopolymers and biocomposites
  • Emphasizes new strategic trends, such as bio-based and biodegradable additives for bioplastics, PHAs, new lignin-based biopolymers, and new polymers based on terpenes and biosensor applications


Academic and industrial researchers working in the field of biopolymers, biocomposites, bionanocomposites, nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, nanochemistry, chemistry, environmental and materials science

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Fabrication of Biopolymers and Bio-composites
    1. Introduction to advanced green materials
    2. Processing of advanced green materials
    3. Characterization of advanced green materials

    Section II: Engineering of Biopolymers and Bio-composites
    4. Biopolymers, biocomposites and its types
    5. Fabrication and characterization of Chitosan based green materials
    6. Fabrication and characterization of cellulose based green materials
    7. Fabrication and characterization of carrageenan based green materials
    8. Fabrication and characterization of starch based green materials
    9. Fabrication and characterization of alginate based green materials
    10. Fabrication and characterization of PVA based green materials
    11. Fabrication and characterization of Polylactic acid based green materials

    Section III: Surface Chemistry of Biopolymers and Bio-composites
    12. Methods of engineering of biopolymers and biocomposites

    Section IV: Hybrid Biopolymers and Bio-composites
    13. physical and chemical modification of biopolymers and biocomposites

    Section V: Bioactive and biodegradable materials
    14. Hybrid biopolymer and biocomposites and its impact

    Section VI: Bio-inert polymers and composites
    15. Fabrication of bio-active and biodegradable materials-its impact

    Section VII: Natural polymer and composites: advanced applications
    16. development and processing of bio-inert polymers and composites

    Section VIII: Biopolymers and Bio-composites for Environment
    17. Advanced applications of natural materials in biomedical applications
    18. Advanced applications of green materials in environmental applications
    19. Advanced applications of green materials in electrical and electronic applications
    20. Advanced applications of green materials in construction applications
    21. Advanced applications of green materials in energy applications
    22. Advanced applications of green materials in catalysis applications
    23. Advanced applications of green materials in food industry applications

    Section IX: Cytotoxicity and biocompatibility of natural materials
    24. Advanced applications of green materials in removal of heavy metals
    25. Advanced applications of green materials in organic dyes
    26. Advanced applications of green materials in detection of contaminants in environment
    27. Cytotoxicity and biocompatibility of advanced green materials

    Section X: Future of Biopolymers and Bio-composites
    28. Future prospective of advanced green materials

Product details

  • No. of pages: 494
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2020
  • Published: November 24, 2020
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128199886
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128226759

About the Editor

Shakeel Ahmed

Dr. Shakeel Ahmed Ph.D., is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Higher Education Department, for the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, India. He is also an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Chemistry, at the Government Degree College Mendhar, Jammu and Kashmir. He obtained his first degree in general science from the Government Postgraduate College Rajouri (University of Jammu) followed by his master’s and doctoral degree in chemistry from Jamia Millia Islamia, a central university, situated in New Delhi. He gained his post-doctoral experience in biocomposite materials from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has published several research papers in the field of green nanomaterials and biopolymers for various applications including biomedical, packaging, and water treatment. He has published more than 20 books on either nanomaterials or green composites with publishers of high international repute.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Higher Education Department, Government Degree College Mendhar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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  • Dr. C. Fri Feb 12 2021

    Dr. M. Chodhary

    Its a complete book which discusses about processing, fabrication and characterization of advanced green materials. I recommend this book to academia, industry, and policy makers