Handbook of Biopolymers View Front MatterView Back Matter

Handbook of Biopolymers

Advances and Multifaceted Applications

edited by Shakeel Ahmed, Suvardhan Kanchi and Gopalakrishnan Kumar

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814800174
  • Subject: Biomaterials
  • Published: October 2018
  • Pages: 322

Biopolymers have the potential to cut carbon emissions and reduce CO2 quantities in the atmosphere. The carbon dioxide released when they degrade can be reabsorbed by plants, which makes them close to carbon neutral. Biopolymers are biodegradable and some are compostable, too. This book presents key topics on biopolymers, including their synthesis, characterization, and physiochemical properties, and discusses their applications in key areas such as biomedicine, agriculture, and environmental engineering. It will serve as an in-depth reference for the biopolymer industry—material suppliers and processors, producers, and fabricators—and engineers and scientists who are designing biopolymers or evaluating options for switching from traditional plastics to biopolymers.