Biopolymers and Their Industrial Applications

Biopolymers and Their Industrial Applications

From Plant, Animal, and Marine Sources, to Functional Products

1st Edition - October 31, 2020

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Sreeraj Gopi, Augustine Amalraj
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128192405
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128192597

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Description

Biopolymers and Their Industrial Applications: From Plant, Animal, and Marine Sources to Functional Products is a detailed guide to the use of biopolymers for advanced applications across a range of key industries. In terms of processing and cost, bio-based polymers are becoming increasingly viable for an ever-broadening range of novel industrial applications. The book begins with an overview of biopolymers, explaining resources, demands, sustainability, life cycle assessment (LCA) modeling and simulation, and classifications. Further in-depth chapters explore the latest techniques and methodologies for isolation and physicochemical characterization, materials selection, and processing for blends and composites. Chapters 6 to 14 each focus on the preparation and applications of biopolymers in a specific industrial area, including food science and nutraceuticals, medicine and pharmaceuticals, textiles, cosmeceutical, packaging, adhesives and automotive, 3D printing, super capacitor and energy storage devices, and environmental applications. The final chapter compares and analyzes biopolymers alongside synthetic polymers, also offering valuable insight into social, economic, and environmental aspects. This is an essential resource for those seeking to understand, research, or utilize biopolymers in industrial applications. This includes researchers, scientists, and advanced students working in biopolymers, polymer science, polymer chemistry, biomaterials, materials science, nanotechnology, composites, and biotechnology. This is a highly valuable book for scientists, R&D professionals, designers, and engineers across multiple industries and disciplines, who are looking to utilize biopolymers for components and products.

Key Features

  • Introduces a broad range of industrial application areas, including food, medicine, textiles, cosmetics, packaging, automotive, 3D printing, energy, and more
  • Offers an industry-oriented approach, addressing challenges and explaining the preparation and application of biopolymers for functional products and parts
  • Considers important factors such as resources, classification, sustainability, and life cycle assessment (LCA) modeling and simulation
  • Compares and analyzes biopolymers alongside synthetic polymers, also offering valuable insight into social, economic, and environmental aspects

Readership

Academic: Researchers, scientists and advanced students in biopolymers, polymer science, polymer chemistry, biomaterials, materials science, nanotechnology, composites, and biotechnology. Industry: Scientists, R&D professionals, designers, and engineers across industries and disciplines, looking to utilize biopolymers for components and products

Table of Contents

  • 1. Overview of biopolymers: Resources, demands, sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) modeling and simulation
    2. Biopolymers and their classifications
    3. Isolation and physicochemical characterization of biopolymers
    4. Methodologies for selecting biopolymers and their characteristic features for various industrial applications
    5. Biopolymer blends and composites: Processing technologies and their properties for industrial applications
    6. Biopolymers in food and nutraceutical industries
    7. Biopolymers and their role in medicinal and pharmaceutical applications
    8. Biopolymers in textile industries
    9. Biopolymers: Applications in cosmeceutical industries
    10. Biodegradable polymers as packaging materials
    11. Biopolymers in the automotive and adhesive industries
    12. Biopolymers: Opportunities and challenges for 3D-printing
    13. Biopolymer composites in super capacitor and energy storage devices
    14. Biopolymers in environmental applications: Industrial waste water treatment
    15. Advantages of biopolymers over synthetic polymers: Social, economic and environmental aspects

Product details

  • No. of pages: 398
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: October 31, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128192405
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128192597

About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is one of India’s most renowned scientists known for his contributions in polymer science and nanotechnology. He is a scientist, administrator and a teacher of national and international students. He joined Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, to pursue his bachelor’s degree in polymer science and rubber technology. He went on to complete his Ph. D. at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. After attaining industrial experience, he returned to Mahatma Gandhi University, India, as a lecturer. He currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of the Mahatma Gandhi University. He has guided over 116 Ph. D students. He has received several national and international awards for best researcher and is a member of numerous scientific bodies and committees. He has been honoured with honorary doctorates from University of South Brittany, France; University of Lorraine, France and Siberian Federal University, Russia. He has authored more than 1,200 research publications and 156 books. He has been ranked 114th in the list of the world’s best scientists (Stanford University, USA). He was also selected for the DST Nanomission award 2020. He received Honorary Professorship from Siberian Federal University in 2020. Last year he was honoured with C.N.R Rao Award Prize Lecture in Advanced Materials by Materials Research Society of India (MRSI). He was elected as the Foreign Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc)-2019. In 2022 he was honoured the Bailey Medal Award and in 2021 was awarded the Kairali Lifetime Research Award 2021 by the Kerala government.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

Sreeraj Gopi

Dr. Sreeraj Gopi is Chief Scientist at Plant Lipids Pvt Ltd. and Chief Scientific Officer at Aurea Biolabs Pvt Ltd., and has also served as an adjunct professor at universities including Stockholm University, Sweden, Siberian Federal University, Russia, and Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He completed his doctorate in organic chemistry and nanotechnology, working in the area of natural products, isolation, and biological activities. He has published more than 75 international articles and filed more than 70 patents, including in the US and Europe. In his work at Plant Lipids, he has developed many innovative products and technologies, and is responsible for driving the research team to excellence, as well as the generation, implementation of new projects, and the presentation of scientific seminars to various customers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Scientist, Plantlipids Pvt Ltd and Chief Scientific Officer, Aurea Biolabs Pvt Ltd.

Augustine Amalraj

Dr. Augustine Amalraj is currently working as an Assistant Manager in the Department of Research and Development at Plant Lipids Private Limited, Cochin, India. He obtained his Doctoral degree in Chemistry from Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu, India. His research interests are in applied chemistry, food chemistry, natural product chemistry, environmental chemistry, chemosensors, and polymer and nanocomposite materials. He has published more than 40 research articles in international journals, as well as 6 book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Aurea Biolabs Private Ltd, India

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