"Covers recent advances in polymer degradation and stabilization. Focuses on the basics of photo- and bio-degradability. Delineates special and general environmental parameters such as solar irradiation, temperature, and agrochemical exposure. Surveys plastic waste disposal strategies such as recycling, incineration, chemical recovery by pyrolysis, and source reduction."
Table of Contents
Part 1 Additives and stabilizers in polymers. Part 2 Mechanism of polymer degradation and stabilization. Part 3 Controlled degradation and stabilization.
"Solid praise for the first edition. . . An excellent review of available information on polymer degradation technology, at the leading edge of possible solutions to some of the world's pressing problems, such as pollution, solid waste disposal, and product disintegration. An excellent acquisition for libraries serving chemistry or chemical engineering students. "
". . .well illustrated with microphotographs of polymers and clear graphic art, charts, tables, and chemical formulae. . ..a useful book that any plastic material researcher and engineer should have."
"This is a useful book, with genuine 'handbook' characteristics. There's lots of good stuff here, and anyone interested in numerous aspects of polymer degradation and stabilization should have access to a copy."
---Polymer News about the second edition
"This edition is a substantial update to the original 1992 publication, reflecting the extensive developments which have occurred in manufacturing, processing, application and use of polymers since that time....an excellent reference text for chemists....highly recommended."
---Adhesives & Sealants Newsletter, 2000
"...an authoritative account of the recent progress in the specialty...with relevant background and an extensive bibliography which adds to the value of the contribution. All the chapters are well illustrated.... ...a useful book, with genuine 'handbook' characteristics. There's lots of good stuff here, and anyone interested in numerous aspects of polymer degradation and stabilization should have access to a copy."
---Polymer News, 2001