Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fiber

2nd Edition - November 25, 2020

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  • Author: Pratima Bajpai
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128218907
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128219058

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Carbon Fiber, Second Edition, brings together available information on the production, properties, application and future of carbon fibers. This book will be of interest to those involved in the investigation of carbon fiber, carbon fiber manufacturing, and users. In addition, the recycling of carbon fiber reinforced polymers and the manufacturing of composites from recycled carbon fiber reinforced polymers are discussed. The book offers in-depth coverage on the production of carbon fiber and the global carbon fiber market, demand and major growth drivers. Carbon structures from biowaste, waste lignin and novel processes to obtain high purity lignin are presented, along with future directions.

Key Features

  • Provides thorough and in-depth coverage of carbon fiber production
  • Presents the global carbon fiber market, demand and major growth drivers
  • Covers carbon structures from biowaste and waste lignin
  • Discusses novel process to obtain high purity lignin
  • Includes discussions of future directions for the carbon fiber industry


Researchers/students engaged in the field of Material Science/Material engineering, Chemistry/ Applied Chemistry, and Polymer Science/engineering, Chemical Engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Raw Materials and Processes for the Production of Carbon Fibre
    3. Production of carbon fibre from biowaste and lignin
    4. Industrial lignin production
    5. Lignin fiber spinning and conversion to carbon fibre
    6. Properties of Carbon Fibre
    7. Recycling of Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Polymers
    8. Manufacturing of Composites from Recycled Carbon Fibre
    9. Applications of Carbon Fibre/ Carbon Fibre-reinforced/Plastic Recycled Carbon Fibre- reinforced Polymers
    10. The Carbon Fibre/ Carbon Fibre-reinforced Plastic Recycled Carbon Fibre reinforced Polymer Market
    11. Future Directions of the Carbon Fibre Industry
    12. Future Research on Carbon Fibres

Product details

  • No. of pages: 244
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: November 25, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128218907
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128219058

About the Author

Pratima Bajpai

Dr. Pratima Bajpai is currently working as a Consultant in the field of Paper and Pulp. She has over 36 years of experience in research at the National Sugar Institute, University of Saskatchewan, the Universitiy of Western Ontario, in Canada, in addition to the Thapar Research and Industrial Development Centre, in India. She also worked as a visiting professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada and as a visiting researcher at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. She has been named among the World’s Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University in the list published in October 2022. This is the third consecutive year that she has made it into the prestigious list. Dr. Bajpai’s main areas of expertise are industrial biotechnology, pulp and paper, and environmental biotechnology. She has contributed immensely to the field of industrial biotechnology and is a recognized expert in the field. Dr. Bajpai has written several advanced level technical books on environmental and biotechnological aspects of pulp and paper which have been published by leading publishers in the USA and Europe. She has also contributed chapters to a number of books and encyclopedia, obtained 11 patents, written several technical reports, and has implemented several processes in Indian Paper mills. Dr. Bajpai is an active member of the American Society of Microbiologists and is a reviewer of many international research journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant-Pulp and Paper, Kanpur, India

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