Biodegradable and Biocompatible Polymer Composites: Processing, Properties and Applications begins by discussing the current state-of-the-art, new challenges and opportunities for various biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composite systems. Interfacial characterization of composites and the structure-property relationships in various composite systems are explained in detail via a theoretical model.
Processing techniques for various macro and nanocomposite systems and the influence of processing parameters on properties of the composite are also reviewed in detail. The characterization of microstructure, elastic, visco-elastic, static and dynamic mechanical, thermal, rheological, optical, and electrical properties are highlighted, as are a broad range of applications.
The book is a useful reference resource for both researchers and engineers working in composites materials science, biotechnology and nanotechnology, and is also useful for students attending chemistry, physics, and materials science and engineering courses.
- Presents recent outcomes and highlights the going importance of biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composites and their impact on the environment
- Analyzes all the main processing techniques, characterization and applications of biodegradable composites
- Written by leading international experts working in the field of biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composites
- Covers a broad range of application fields, including medical and pharmaceutical, agricultural, packaging and transport
PART 1 Introduction to Polymer Composites 1. Introduction 2. Polymer composites, microcomposites and nanocomposites 3. Biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composites
PART 2 Characterization, Synthesis and Preparation of Biodegradable composites 4. Natural and synthetic biopolymers 5. Surface modification, synthesis and preparation of biodegradable and biocompatible polymers 6. Characterization, testing and reinforcing materials of biodegrable composites
PART 3 Preparation and properties of natural and synthetic biofibers 7. Preparation of Natural Fibre Reinforcement Composites
PART 4 Applications of Biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composites 8. Medical applications 9. Surface Modification of Natural Fibers 10. Polymer Composites with Functionalized Natural Fibers 11. Biocompatible and Biodegradable Chitosan Nanocomposites Loaded with Carbon Nanotubes 12. Polycaprolactone/metal oxide Nanocomposites: An Overview of Recent Progress and Applications 13.Applications of biodegradable polymer/layered double hydroxide NC: current status and recent prospects 14. Poly(vinyl alcohol)/carbon nanotube Nanocomposites: Challenges and Opportunities 15. Bio-Based Aliphatic Polyesters from Dicarboxylic Acids and Related Sugar and Amino Acid Derivatives 16. Advances in Bio-Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications 17. Innovations in Bionanotechnology for Waste Water Treatment 18. Biodegradable and Biocompatible Polymer Composites from Plant Sources 19. Chitosan Based Composite with Silver and Mesoporous Silica as an Effective Anitbiotic Agent 20. Life Cycle Assessment Study on Biodegradable and Biocompatible Polymer Composites for Packaging Applications