Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128179680

Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan

1st Edition

Volume 2: Composites and Nanocomposites from Chitin and Chitosan, Manufacturing and Characterisations

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Editors: Sabu Thomas Anitha Pius Sreerag Gopi
Paperback ISBN: 9780128179680
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2020
Page Count: 375
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Description

The Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan: Composites and Nanocomposites from Chitin and Chitosan, Manufacturing and Characterisations, Volume Two, is a must-read for polymer chemists, physicists and engineers interested in the development of ecofriendly micro and nanostructured functional materials based on chitin and their various applications. The book addresses their isolation, preparation and properties, through composites, nanomaterials, manufacturing and characterizations. This is the second of three volumes in a series that contains the latest on the major applications of chitin and chitosan based IPN’s, blends, gels, composites and nanocomposites, including environmental remediation, biomedical applications and smart material applications.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of Chitin and Chitosan materials, from their synthesis and nanomaterials, to their manufacture and applications
  • Volume Two focuses on Chitin and Chitosan composites
  • Includes contributions from leading researchers across the globe and from industry, academia, government and private research institutions
  • Highlights current status and future opportunities

Readership

Polymer chemists, engineers and technologists. Researchers, graduates and postgraduates in the fields of materials science, biomaterials and medicines. Biomedical scientists, bioengineers and chemical engineers with an interest in polysaccharides

Table of Contents

1. Polymer blends, composites and nanocomposite from chitin and chitosan; manufacturing, characterisations and applications
2. Processing techniques of chitin based IPN’s, gels, blends, composites and nanocomposites
3. Processing techniques of chitosan based IPN’s, gels, blends, composites and nanocomposites
4. Rheological aspects of chitin and chitosan based IPN’s, gels, blends, composites and nanocomposites
5. Microscopic studies on chitin and chitosan based IPN’s, gels, blends, composites and nanocomposites
6. Spectroscopic features of chitin and chitosan based IPN’s, gels, blends, composites and nanocomposites
7. Scattering behaviour of chitin and chitosan based IPN’s, gels, blends, composites and nanocomposites
8. XPS and thermal characteristics of chitin and chitosan based IPN’s, gels, blends, composites and nanocomposites
9. Barrier properties, antimicrobial and antifungal activities of chitin and chitosan based IPN’s, gels, blends, composites and nanocomposites
10. Mechanical properties of chitin and chitosan based IPN’s, gels, blends, composites and nanocomposites
11. Chitin and chitosan-based polyurethanes
12. Functional properties of chitin and chitosan-based polymer materials

Details

No. of pages:
375
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2020
Published:
1st June 2020
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780128179680

About the Editor

Sabu Thomas

Professor Sabu Thomas is Professor of Polymer Science & Technology and Honorary Director of the International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is a prolific researcher, with 420 international papers, 6122 total citations, 2 patents, 18 books and a total of over 625 publications to his name, and is listed as one of the most productive researchers in India by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Prof. Thomas is a recognized authority in the field of polymer-based materials, and established the state-of-the-art lab in polymer science and nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University. He has been a visiting professor at many polymer research laboratories in Europe and Asia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Sabu Thomas is Professor of Polymer Science & Technology and Honorary Director of the International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Anitha Pius

Professor Pius achieved her BSc. in Chemistry in 1985 from Holy Cross College, Nagercoil, Madurai Kamaraj University, India following this with and MSc and PhD in Chemistry. Her research interests are environmental chemistry and pollution control, polymer composites, nanocomposites, food chemistry, bioavailability – in vitro studies, photodegradation of pollutants, waste water treatments and anion sensors. Professor Pius is a reviewer for a number of well-known journals including Ecological Engineering, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Journal of Chemistry & Applied Biochemistry, Journal of Water Process Engineering, National Academy Science Letters and Separation Science and Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University), Dindigul

Sreerag Gopi

Mr Gopi is completing doctoral research in Polysaccharide composites for water purification in the group of Professor Anitha Pius and Professor Sabu Thomas in the Department of Chemistry at the Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University), Tamilnadu, India. His research area includes preparation of Synthesis, characterisation of nanochitin, chitin nanowhiskers for crystal violet adsorption, reinforcement of chitin nanowhiskers in polyvinylidene fluoride for indigo carmine adsorption, Cellulose acetate and chitosan blend films for water treatment etc. He was awarded the prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarship by EUPHRATES, European Union in the year of 2015 and has presented at several International conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University), Dindigul

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