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Biopolymer Membranes and Films - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128181348, 9780128181355

Biopolymer Membranes and Films

1st Edition

Health, Food, Environment, and Energy Applications

Editors: Mariana De Moraes Classius Da Silva Rodrigo Vieira
eBook ISBN: 9780128181355
Paperback ISBN: 9780128181348
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 18th June 2020
Page Count: 654
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Biopolymer Membranes and Films: Health, Food, Environment, and Energy Applications presents the latest techniques for the design and preparation of biopolymer-based membranes and films, leading to a range of cutting-edge applications. The first part of the book introduces the fundamentals of biopolymers, two-dimensional systems, and the characterization of biopolymer membranes and films, considering physicochemical, mechanical and barrier properties. Subsequent sections are organized by application area, with each chapter explaining how biopolymer-based membranes or films can be developed for specific innovative uses across the health, food, environmental and energy sectors.

This book is a valuable resource for researchers, scientists and advanced students involved in biopolymer science, polymer membranes and films, polymer chemistry and materials science, as well as for those in industry and academia who are looking to develop materials for advanced applications in the health, food science, environment or energy industries.

Key Features

  • Presents detailed coverage of a range of novel applications in key strategic areas across health, food, environment and energy
  • Considers the difficulties associated with two-dimensional materials
  • Assists the reader in selecting the best materials and properties for specific applications
  • Helps researchers, scientists and engineers combine the enhanced properties of membranes and films with the sustainable characteristics of biopolymer-based materials


Academic: Researchers, scientists and advanced students working with polymer membranes and films, as well as in the areas of natural/biopolymers, polymer chemistry, polymer science, materials science, and materials for health, food, environmental, or energy applications. Industry: Scientists, R&D professionals, designers and engineers across health, food science, environment, and energy

Table of Contents

I - Fundamentals on biopolymers membranes and films

1. Fundamentals on biopolymers and global demand
Simone S. Silva, Luı ´sa C. Rodrigues, Emanuel M. Fernandes, Rui L. Reis

2. Fundamentals of two-dimensional films and membranes
Andrea Cristiane Krause Bierhalz, Mariana Altenhofen da Silva, Theo Guenter Kieckbusch

3. Characterization of biopolymer membranes and films: Physicochemical, mechanical, barrier, and biological properties
Bruno Thorihara Tomoda, Patrícia Hissae Yassue-Cordeiro, Júlia Vaz Ernesto, Patricia Santos Lopes, Laura Oliveira Peres, Classius Ferreira da Silva, Mariana Agostini de Moraes

4. Diffusion process through biodegradable polymer films
Jackson Wesley Silva dos Santos, Mariangela de Fátima Silva, Viktor Oswaldo Cárdenas Concha, Cristiana Maria Pedroso Yoshida

5. Separation processes with (bio) membranes: Overview and new phenomenological classification
Roberto Nasser Jr

II - Applications of biopolymers membranes/films in health

6. Biopolymer membranes in tissue engineering
Simone S. Silva, Luísa C. Rodrigues, Emanuel M. Fernandes, Rui L. Reis

7. Biopolymer-based films and membranes as wound dressings
Renata Francielle Bombaldi de Souza, Fernanda Carla Bombaldi de Souza, Andrea Cristiane Krause Bierhalz, Ana Luiza Resende Pires, Ângela Maria Moraes

8. Recent advances in biopolymer-based transdermal patches Sevgi G€ung€or, Emine Kahraman, Meryem Sedef Erdal, Yıldız €Ozsoy

9. Fundamentals and biomedical applications of biopolymer-based layer-by-layer films Thiago Bezerra Taketa, Rogerio Aparecido Bataglioli, João Batista Maia Rocha Neto, Bruna Gregatti de Carvalho, Lucimara Gaziola de la Torre, Marisa Masumi Beppu

10. Biopolymer membranes for dentistry applications
João Vinícios Wirbitzki da Silveira, Agnes Batista Meireles, Eduardo de Paulo Ferreira

11. Biopolymer-based coatings for cardiovascular applications
Anaftália Felismino Morais, Sandy Danielle Lucindo Gomes, Clayton Campelo de Souza, Pascale Chevallier, Diego Mantovani, Rodrigo Silveira Vieira

12. Orally disintegrating films of biopolymers for drug delivery
Vitor Augusto dos Santos Garcia, Josiane Gonçalves Borges, Fernanda Maria Vanin, Rosemary Aparecida de Carvalho

13. Skin rejuvenation: Biopolymers applied to UV sunscreens and sheet masks
João Dias-Ferreira, Ana R. Fernandes, José L. Soriano, Beatriz C. Naveros, Patricia Severino, Classius Ferreira da Silva, Eliana B. Souto

III - Application of biopolymers membranes/films in environment and energy

14. Heavy metal removal from industrial effluents using biopolymer membranes
Vicente de Oliveira Sousa Neto, Gilberto Dantas Saraiva, Tecia Vieira Carvalho, Ronaldo Ferreira do Nascimento

15. Pesticide removal from industrial effluents using biopolymeric materials
Laura Mabel Sanchez, Romina Paola Ollier, Anderson Espirito Santo Pereira, Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto, Vera Alejandra Alvarez

16. Dye removal from effluents using biopolymer membranes Guilherme Luiz Dotto,

17. Pharmaceutical and synthetic hormone removal using biopolymer membranes
J.A. Sánchez-Fernández, Ramón Díaz de León, Rodrigo Cue-Sampedro

18. Biopolymer membranes in fuel cell applications
Justyna Walkowiak-Kulikowska, Joanna Wolska, Henryk Koroniak

19. Biopolymer membranes for battery applications
Nur Hafiza Mr Muhamaruesa, Mohd Ikmar Nizam Mohamad Isa

IV Applications of biopolymers membranes/films in food

20. Application of edible biopolymer coatings to extend the storage life of fresh fruits and vegetables
Andrelina Maria Pinheiro Santos, Enayde de Almeida Melo

21. Application of edible biopolymer coatings on meats, poultry, and seafood
Vinícius Borges Vieira Maciel, Luana Roland Ferreira Contini, Cristiana Maria Pedroso Yoshida, Anna Cecilia Venturini

22. Oxygen scavenging films and coating of biopolymers for food application
Ansorena María Roberta

23. Biopolymers applied as ethylenescavenging films and coatings
Deise Ochi, Patrícia Hissae Yassue-Cordeiro, Patricia Severino, Cristiana Maria Pedroso Yoshida, Classius Ferreira da Silva

24. Edible films and coatings made up of fruits and vegetables
Saartje Hernalsteens

25. Probiotic-containing edible films and coatings of biopolymers
Carmen Guadalupe Herna ´ndez-Valencia, Neith Pacheco, Gustavo Martınez-Castellanos, Keiko Shirai


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About the Editors

Mariana De Moraes

Mariana Agostini de Moraes is Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), in 2014, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Universitè Laval (ULaval). Prof. Mariana’s research is mainly focused on the use of natural polymers for biomaterials and drug delivery applications. Prof. Mariana coordinates several projects in the field of natural polymer membranes, and has more than 20 published papers in international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Classius Da Silva

Classius Ferreira da Silva has a background in Chemical Engineering (State University of Maringá - 1996), Master in Food Engineering (State University of Campinas - 1998), and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (University of Campinas -2006). Classius is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of São Paulo, where he teaches Unit Operations, Biopolymers and Materials Science for graduate and undergraduate students. Classius has developed and supervised works with biopolymers in many applications, including food, packaging systems, wound dressing, and drug delivery systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Rodrigo Vieira

Rodrigo Silveira Vieira is Associate Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Federal University of Ceará (Fortaleza, Brazil) and Invited Professor at the Mines, Materials and Metallurgic Engineering Department, at Laval University (Québec, Canada). Prof. Vieira has explored renewable sources of raw materials, especially natural polymers, to propose materials with aggregated values, that can be used for health, environmental and energy applications. This includes the development of sulfated polysaccharides for use as devices in contact with blood that can be used for coating metal surfaces (stents), hybrid materials (bacterial cellulose/hydroxyapatite) functionalized with metal ions (Sr) for osseous integration applications, antimicrobial polysaccharides properties against planktonic and biofilm formation (fungi and bacteria), and glycerol valorization (environment and energy).

Affiliations and Expertise

Federal University of Ceara, Brazil

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