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Nanoparticles in Polymer Systems for Biomedical Applications

1st Edition

Jince Thomas, Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Jiya Jose
January 08, 2019

The volume includes presentations of technological and research accomplishments along with novel approaches in nanomedicine and nanotechnology. It explores the different types of nanomedicinal drugs with their production and commercial significance. Other topics discussed are...

Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications, 3 Volume Set

1st Edition

Munmaya Mishra
January 02, 2019

Undoubtedly the applications of polymers are rapidly evolving. Technology is continually changing and quickly advancing as polymers are needed to solve a variety of day-to-day challenges leading to improvements in quality of life. The Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications presents state-of-the-art...

Marine Polysaccharides: Advances and Multifaceted Applications

1st Edition

Shakeel Ahmed, Aisverya Soundararajan
December 19, 2018

In the past few decades, marine organisms, including macroalgae and microalgae, have been extensively explored as potential sources of bioactive compounds with applications in various fields such as pharmaceuticals, biomedicine, cosmetics and foodstuffs. Marine polysaccharides, such as chitin/...

Biopolymers and Biomaterials

1st Edition

Aneesa Padinjakkara, Aparna Thankappan, Fernando Gomes Souza, Jr., Sabu Thomas
December 18, 2018

Biopolymers are attracting immense attention of late because of their diverse applications that can address growing environmental concerns and energy demands. The development of various biomaterials creates significant advancements in the medical field as well, and many biopolymers are used for the...

Polymeric and Nanostructured Materials: Synthesis, Properties, and Advanced Applications

1st Edition

Aparna Thankappan, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas, Aneesa Padinjakkara
December 12, 2018

This volume provides in-depth knowledge and recent research on polymers and nanostructured materials from synthesis to advanced applications. Leading researchers from industry, academia, government, and private research institutions across the globe have contributed to this volume, covering new...

Fundamentals of Polymer Engineering, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Anil Kumar, Rakesh K. Gupta
December 10, 2018

Exploring the chemistry of synthesis, mechanisms of polymerization, reaction engineering of step-growth and chain-growth polymerization, polymer characterization, thermodynamics and structural, mechanical, thermal and transport behavior of polymers as melts, solutions and solids, Fundamentals of...

Cold Hibernated Elastic Memory Structure: Self-Deployable Technology and Its Applications

1st Edition

Witold M. Sokolowski
December 03, 2018

Cold hibernated elastic memory (CHEM) is an innovative, smart material technology that uses shape memory polymers in open cellular structures. This book extensively describes CHEM self-deployable structures, provides basic property data and characteristics, discusses advantages, and identifies...

Handbook of Biopolymers: Advances and Multifaceted Applications

1st Edition

Shakeel Ahmed, Suvardhan Kanchi, Gopalakrishnan Kumar
October 23, 2018

Biopolymers have the potential to cut carbon emissions and reduce carbon dioxide 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...

Polymeric Membrane Synthesis, Modification, and Applications: Electro-Spun and Phase Inverted Membranes

1st Edition

Chandan Das, Kibrom Alebel Gebru
October 16, 2018

Membranes and membrane separation techniques have grown from a simple laboratory tool to an industrial process with considerable technical and commercial impact. The book deals with both the fundamental concepts of preparation, characterization and modification, practical applications along with...

Advanced Polymeric Materials for Sustainability and Innovations

1st Edition

Sajith Thottathil, Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Didier Rouxel
October 02, 2018

This informative volume discusses recent advancements in the research and development in synthesis, characterization, processing, morphology, structure, and properties of advanced polymeric materials. With contributions from leading international researchers and professors in academic, government...

Handbook of Bionanocomposites

1st Edition

Shakeel Ahmed, Suvardhan Kanchi
September 24, 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...

Chemistry of Lignocellulosics: Current Trends

1st Edition

Tatjana Stevanovic
September 17, 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...

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