Biocomposites: Biomedical and Environmental Applications

Shakeel Ahmed, Saiqa Ikram, Suvardhan Kanchi, Krishna Bisetty

February 28, 2018 Forthcoming by Pan Stanford
Reference - 500 Pages
ISBN 9789814774383 - CAT# N11974


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Biomaterials are materials of natural or man-made origin that are used in different fields of science and technology. Biocomposites: Biomedical and Environmental Applications comprehensively covers almost all aspects of biopolymers, natural fibers, algae-based composites, proteins, and bionanocomposites, including recent developments, environmental and biomedical applications, and biocomposites for chemical and biotechnological modifications, material structures, characterization, and processing. These areas have not been covered in a single book before. Most of the books on nano-/biocomposites appear to be quite general and include fundamentals, different methods of synthesis, and applications. This book includes recent advances in science and technology in all areas, from chemical synthesis or biosynthesis to end-use applications. It broadens nano- and biocomposite materials’ research and their applications to highlight the recent trends in the field. The scope of the book includes (i) the classification of nano- and biocomposites, (ii) green/hybrid synthesis and characterization of nano- and biocomposites, (iii) processing of nano- and biocomposites, and (iv) the state of the art in fabricating nano- and biocomposites for (v) biomedical applications, and (iv) environmental applications. This book also discusses new trends in these areas. Part 1 introduces the synthesis and characterization of biocomposites, including natural fibers, resins, etc. Part 2 covers biocomposites such as algae-based composites and proteins and their biomedical and environmental applications. Part 3 covers different bionanocomposites and some of their applications.

This book is aimed at beginners in this field, as well as advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students in materials science and researchers in the fields of bionanocomposites, nanotechnology, and analytical chemistry, especially those with an interest in materials for analytical applications. Advanced polymer-based nanocomposite materials continue to become increasingly popular and important for a wide range of science and engineering applications. In the race to exploit the unique mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of nano- and biocomposite materials, researchers must also address new challenges in predicting, understanding, and managing the potentially adverse effects these materials could have on the environment and human lives.