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Handbook for the Chemical Analysis of Plastic and Polymer Additives

2nd Edition

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Michael Bolgar, Jack Hubball, Joseph Groeger, Susan Meronek
September 25, 2015

Polymers have undoubtedly changed the world through many products that improve our lives. However, additives used to modify the overall characteristics of these materials may not be fully disclosed or understood. These additives may present possible environmental and health hazards. It is important ...

Paul John Flory: A Life of Science and Friends

1st Edition

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Gary D. Patterson, James E. Mark, Joel Fried, Do Yoon
August 24, 2015

Paul John Flory: A Life of Science and Friends is the first full-length treatment of the life and work of Paul John Flory, recipient of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1974. It presents a chronological progression of his scientific, professional, and personal achievements as recounted and written by...

Supermacroporous Cryogels: Biomedical and Biotechnological Applications

1st Edition

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Ashok Kumar
March 3, 2016

The process of cryogelation has been vigorously studied over the past two decades, with recent research focussing on applications of these polymer systems in various biomedical and biotechnological fields. While there is significant literature available as research publications, limited reviews, and...

Solution and Surface Polymerization

1st Edition

Eli Ruckenstein, Hangquan Li, Chong Cheng
September 01, 2018

Comprised of curated chapters published by Prof. Ruckenstein and colleagues, this book presents functional and modified polymer materials prepared mainly through solution polymerization and surface polymerization. It shows significant approaches to special classes of polymer materials...

Plasticity: Fundamentals and Applications

1st Edition

P.M. Dixit, U.S. Dixit
August 23, 2018

Explores the Principles of Plasticity Most undergraduate programs lack an undergraduate plasticity theory course, and many graduate programs in design and manufacturing lack a course on plasticity—leaving a number of engineering students without adequate information on the subject. Emphasizing...

Chemistry of Lignocellulosics: Current Trends

1st Edition

Tatjana Stevanovic
August 21, 2018

This book presents the chemical properties of lignocellulosic fibers, knowledge of which is essential for innovation and sustainable development of their transformation. Thermochemical transformation of wood and other lignocellulosics is presented to highlight its volatile, liquid and solid...

Functionalized Engineering Materials and Their Applications

1st Edition

Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Pious C. V., Zakiah Ahmad, Józef Tadeusz Haponiuk
August 17, 2018

Scientists and researchers are looking for new smart materials to replace old or conventional materials for better performance and for new applications. The use of polymeric materials and nanomaterials is increasing due to their wide-spectrum tunability and many properties. It is now easier to...

Handbook of Bionanocomposites

1st Edition

Shakeel Ahmed, Suvardhan Kanchi
August 13, 2018

Advanced bionanocomposite materials continue to be increasingly popular and are important for a wide range of scientific and engineering applications. In the race to exploit the unique mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of bionanocomposite materials, researchers need to address new...

Smart Materials: Integrated Design, Engineering Approaches, and Potential Applications

1st Edition

Anca Filimon
August 13, 2018

Polymer-based smart materials have become attractive in recent years due to the fact that polymers are flexible and provide many advantages compared to inorganic smart materials: they are low cost, they are easy to process, and they exhibit good performance at nano- and microscale levels. This...

Fibrous Polymeric Composites: Environmental Degradation and Damage

1st Edition

Bankim Chandra Ray, Rajesh Kumar Prusty, Dinesh Kumar Rathore
May 24, 2018

In the realm of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials, the role of fibre/polymer interface/interphase in the overall properties of composite is widely acknowledged. The book will provide critical information regarding the in-service environmental damage and degradation studies of...

Elastomer-Based Composite Materials: Mechanical, Dynamic and Microwave Properties, and Engineering Applications

1st Edition

Nikolay Dishovsky, Mihail Mihaylov
May 22, 2018

Elastomer-Based Composite Materials: Mechanical, Dynamic, and Microwave Properties and Engineering Applications is focused on elastomer-based composite materials comprising different types of reinforcing fillers. The book provides an informative examination of the possibilities for broadening the...

Phosphorous Dendrimers in Biology and Nanomedicine: Syntheses, Characterization, and Properties

1st Edition

Anne-Marie Caminade, Cédric-Olivier Turrin, Jean-Pierre Majoral
April 26, 2018

Dendrimers, which are hyperbranched synthetic macromolecules, have attracted researchers’ increasing interest over the last three decades owing to their numerous properties, in particular, in the fields of biology and nanomedicine. This book is an up-to-date collection of the most recent...

Biocomposites: Biomedical and Environmental Applications

1st Edition

Shakeel Ahmed, Saiqa Ikram, Suvardhan Kanchi, Krishna Bisetty
April 20, 2018

Biocomposites, formed by a matrix and a reinforcement of natural fibers, often mimic the structure of living materials and offer the strength of the matrix as well as biocompatibility. Being renewable, cheap, recyclable, and biodegradable, they have witnessed rapidly growing interest in terms of...

Nanocomposites for Pollution Control

1st Edition

Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain, Ajay Kumar Mishra
April 18, 2018

Nanocomposites present outstanding mechanical properties and compatibility owing to their composite matrix and unique physical and chemical composition provided by large surface-area-to-volume ratios and high interfacial reactivity. Freedom to functionalize nanocomposites with various chemical...

Polymer Melt Fracture

1st Edition

Rudy Koopmans, Jaap Den Doelder, Jaap Molenaar
April 16, 2018

The continually growing plastics market consists of more than 250 million tons of product annually, making the recurring problem of polymer melt fracture an acute issue in the extrusion of these materials. Presenting a pictorial library of the different forms of melt fracture and real industrial...

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