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Title Environmental silicate nano-biocomposites / Luc Avérous, Eric Pollet, editors
Published London ; New York : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Green energy and technology, 1865-3529
Green energy and technology.
Contents Green Nano-Biocomposites -- Biodegradable Polymers -- Clays and Clay Minerals as Layered Nanofillers for (Bio)Polymers -- Polylactide/Clay Nano-Biocomposites -- PCL/Clay Nano-Biocomposites -- PHA/Clay Nano-Biocomposites -- Poly(Butylene Succinate) and Poly[(Butylene Succinate)-co-Adipate] Nanocomposites -- Clay Nano-Biocomposites Based on PBAT Aromatic Copolyesters -- Permeability in Clay/Polyesters Nano-Biocomposites -- Flammability and Thermal Stability in Clay/Polyesters Nano-Biocomposites -- Starch/Clay Nano-Biocomposites -- Protein/Clay Nano-Biocomposites -- Analysis of Protein/Clay Nano-Biocomposites Systems -- Chitosan-Clay Bio-Nanocomposites -- Nano-Biocomposites for Food Packaging -- Biodegradation and Applications of Nanobiocomposites
Summary Environmental Silicate Nano-Biocomposites focuses on nano-biocomposites, which are obtained by the association of silicates such as bioclays with biopolymers. By highlighting recent developments and findings, green and biodegradable nano-composites from both renewable and biodegradable polymers are explored. This includes coverage of potential markets such as packaging, agricultures, leisure and the fast food industry. The knowledge and experience of more than twenty international experts in diverse fields, from chemical and biochemical engineering to applications, is brought together in four different sections covering: Biodegradable polymers and Silicates, Clay/Polyesters Nano-biocomposites, Clay/Agropolymers Nano-biocomposites, and Applications and biodegradation of Nano-biocomposites. By exploring the relationships between the biopolymer structures, the processes, and the final properties Environmental Silicate Nano-Biocomposites explains how to design nano-materials to develop new, valuable, environmentally friendly properties and uses. The combination of fundamental and applied science makes this an ideal reference for a range of readers from students and lecturers to material and polymer scientists and even industrial engineers who are interested in bringing new environmental nano-materials to the current market
Analysis Engineering
Structural control (Engineering)
Sustainable development
Materials Science
Nanotechnology and Microengineering
Operating Procedures, Materials Treatment
Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Nanocomposites (Materials)
Form Electronic book
Author Avérous, Luc.
Pollet, Eric.
ISBN 1447141083 (electronic bk.)
9781447141082 (electronic bk.)