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Processing Technology for Bio-Based Polymers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323857727

Processing Technology for Bio-Based Polymers

1st Edition

Advanced Strategies and Practical Aspects

Authors: Khalid Zia Nadia Akram Shazia Tabasum Aqdas Noreen Muhammad Akbar
Paperback ISBN: 9780323857727
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st May 2021
Page Count: 300
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Description

Processing Technology for Bio-Based Polymers: Advanced Strategies and Practical Aspects brings together the latest advances and novel technologies for the synthesis and manufacture of biopolymers, ranging from bio-based polymers to synthetic polymers from bio-derived monomers. Effective and innovative processing strategies enable increased influence on final characteristics, stability, and sustainability of biopolymer-based products. The book emphasizes new processing technologies, the impact of processing on properties, new characterization methods, and biologically derived catalysts for robust processing of biobased polymers, with a view to application in high-value products of industrial, environmental and medical use.

The book begins by examining bio-based polymer chemistry, polymerization process, and emerging design technologies. This is followed by in-depth coverage of manufacturing and processing approaches, explaining cutting-edge approaches and innovative applications, with a focus on the biomedical area, alongside other key application areas. The final chapters provide detailed discussion and analysis of economic and environmental concerns, practical considerations, challenges, opportunities, and future trends.

This is a valuable resource for researchers, scientists, and advanced students, in polymer science, bio-based materials, nanomaterials, plastics engineering, biomaterials, chemistry, biotechnology, and materials science and engineering, as well as R&D professionals, engineers, and industrialists interested in the development of biopolymers for advanced products and applications.

Key Features

  • Focuses on processing of bio-based polymers, covering both traditional methods and innovative new approaches
  • Offers novel opportunities and ideas for developing or improving technologies for biopolymer research, preparation, and application
  • Examines other key considerations, including reliability and end product, economic concerns, and environmental and life cycle aspects

Readership

Academic: Researchers, scientists, and advanced students in polymer science, bio-based materials, nanomaterials, plastics engineering, biomaterials, chemistry, biotechnology, and materials science and engineering. Industry: R&D, engineers, and industrialists interested in the development of biopolymers for advanced applications (e.g. biomedical, pharmaceutical, construction, automotive and aerospace, etc.)

Table of Contents

1. Bio-based Polymers
2. Polymer Processing Technology
3. Biopolymers: Structures and Materials for Biomedical Applications
4. Manufacturing of Bio-based Polymers and Composites
5. Innovative Processing Methods for Bio-based Polymers
6. Processing of Bio-based Polymers for Industrial and Medical Applications
7. Economic and Environmental Concerns of Bio-based Polymer Processing
8. Advanced Strategies and Challenges in Processing of Bio-based Polymers
9. Future Trends in the Bio-based Polymer Processing Industry

Details

No. of pages:
300
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2021
Published:
1st May 2021
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780323857727

About the Authors

Khalid Zia

Associate Professor of Applied Chemistry, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Affiliations and Expertise

Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan; Polymer chemistry, synthetic polymers functionalized by biopolymers, material sciences

Nadia Akram

She completed her Ph.D on synthesis and characterization of polyurethane based pressure sensitive adhesives Containing aliphatic diisocyante, and her research is focused on synthetic and bio-based polymers and composites, as well as biodegradation of fabric dyes. She also has a strong command of developing synthetic routes for polymer products and the interpretation of data. Dr. Akram has published 21 research publications with high impact factor journals, authored 5 book chapters, and has actively participated as a speaker at national and international conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Physical Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan

Shazia Tabasum

She received her PhD in Chemistry from Government College University, Faisalabad, which she completed under the Higher Education Commission indigenous scholarship. Dr. Tabasum has extensive experience in synthetic and bio-based polymers especially in applied industry, and her PhD was focused on synthesis, characterization, and applications of polyurethane acrylate copolymers for wet textile processing. She has published multiple articles and book chapters, as well as supervising a number of M.Phil and PhD scholars.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Physical Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Aqdas Noreen

She completed her Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry specialized in the synthesis and characterization of PLA-g-hydroxyethyl cellulose-based polyurethanes with potential as biomedical implants. She has strong expertise in the development of synthetic routes for bio-based polymer products and interpretation of data, and her research is being funded by the International Foundation for Science, Sweden. Dr. Noreen has authored or co-authored 26 articles and 6 book chapters. For her contributions in the field, GCUF bestowed her with the Outstanding Researcher Award for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF), Faisalabad, Pakistan

Muhammad Akbar

Muhammad Usman Akbar is a Senior Chemist and Quality Control Specialist, at Rafhan Maize Product Co. Ltd. (Ingredion, USA), based in Faisalabad, Pakistan. He also previously worked as visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Chemistry at Government College University Faisalabad. Dr. Akbar’s research has focused on novel mixed polymeric micelles for delivery of curcumin and investigated its prolonged therapeutic effects against different chronic diseases. He has published numerous research articles in peer-reviewed journals, and authored 4 book chapters, as well as participating in national and international conferences. His expertise mainly focuses on processing technology, and he has a proven track record of product testing over 10 years of experience in different industries, which has also helped to build effective collaborations between industry and academia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Chemist/QA/QC Specialist, Rafhan Maize Product Co. Ltd. Faisalabad, Pakistan

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