Biodegradable and Biocompatible Polymer Composites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081009703, 9780081010587

Biodegradable and Biocompatible Polymer Composites

1st Edition

Processing, Properties and Applications

Editors: Navinchandra Shimpi
eBook ISBN: 9780081010587
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081009703
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 20th September 2017
Page Count: 438
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Table of Contents

PART ONE Introduction to Polymer Composites

1. Introduction

Navinchandra Shimpi

2. Polymer composites, microcomposites and nanocomposites

Satyendra Mishra

3. Biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composites

Satyendra Mishra

PART TWO Characterization, Synthesis and Preparation of Biodegradable composites

4. Natural and synthetic biopolymers

Mohammad Khalid

5. Surface modification, synthesis and preparation of biodegradable and biocompatible polymers

Mohammad Khalid

6. Characterization, testing and reinforcing materials of biodegrable composites

P. H. Parsania

PART THREE Preparation and properties of natural and synthetic biofibers

7. Preparation of Natural Fibre Reinforcement Composites

Sanjeev Rao

PART FOUR Applications of Biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composites

8. Medical applications

Ivan Djordjevic

9. Surface Modification of Natural Fibers

Vikas Mittal

10. Polymer Composites with Functionalized Natural Fibers

Vikas Mittal

11. Biocompatible and Biodegradable Chitosan Nanocomposites Loaded with Carbon Nanotubes

Shadpour Mallakpour, Leila Khodadadzadeh

12. Polycaprolactone/metal oxide Nanocomposites: An Overview of Recent Progress and Applications

Shadpour Mallakpour, Nasrin Nouruzi

13.Applications of biodegradable polymer/layered double hydroxide NC: current status and recent prospects

Shadpour Mallakpour, Elham Khadem

14. Poly(vinyl alcohol)/carbon nanotube Nanocomposites: Challenges and Opportunities

Shadpour Mallakpour, Shima Rashidimoghadam

15. Bio-Based Aliphatic Polyesters from Dicarboxylic Acids and Related Sugar and Amino Acid Derivatives

Jordi Puiggali

16. Advances in Bio-Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications

Anil Bajpai, Rajesh Saini, Era Jain

17. Innovations in Bionanotechnology for Waste Water Treatment

Anil Bajpai, Rajesh Saini, Laxmi Bagri, Jaya Bajpai

18. Biodegradable and Biocompatible Polymer Composites from Plant Source

Paridah Md Tahir, Farideh Namvar, Ferial Ghaemi

19. Chitosan Based Composite with Silver and Mesoporous Silica as an Effective Anitbiotic Agent

T.S Anirudhan

20. Life Cycle Assessment Study on Biodegradable and Biocompatible Polymer Composites for Packaging Application

Valentina Siracusa


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.

Key Features

  • Presents recent outcomes and highlights the going importance of biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composites and their impact on the environment
  • Analyzes all the main processing techniques, characterization and applications of biodegradable composites
  • Written by leading international experts working in the field of biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composites
  • Covers a broad range of application fields, including medical and pharmaceutical, agricultural, packaging and transport


Materials scientists and engineers working in composites, bio-based materials and textiles and postgraduate students in chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, biotechnology and nanotechnology.


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About the Editors

Navinchandra Shimpi Editor

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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Mumbai, Santacruz, India