Bio-nanocomposites combine the enhanced properties of commercial polymer nanocomposites with the low environmental impact of biodegradable material, making them a topic of great current interest. Because their tremendous role in reducing dependency on commercial non-biodegradable polymers, and their environmentally-friendly nature, bio-nanocomposites need to be studied in greater detail. In this book, recent advancements in their development are brought together in a single text, to provide researchers with thorough insight into the various systems, and to open up future perspectives. Although the commercial applications of these bio-nanocomposites are in their infancy, these materials have a huge commercial potential; in setting out the next generation of advances in nanocomposite technology, this book opens the way for further developments in the field.
1: Vikas Mittal: Bio-Nanocomposites: Future High Value Materials 2: In-Joo Chin, Shogo Uematsu: Biodegradation of Polymeric Systems 3: Katherine M. Dean, Euthathios Petinakis, Long Yu: Biodegradable Thermoplastic Starch/Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Nanocomposites with Layered Silicates 4: Peter R. Chang, Jin Huang, Ning Lin: Bio-Nanocomposites with Non-Cellulosic Biofillers 5: Y. F. Shih, R.J. Jeng: Biodegradable Poly(Butylene Succinate)/Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites 6: Manju Misra, Ozgur Seydibeyoglu, Dipa Ray, Kunal Das, Amar Mohanty: Biodegradable Nanocomposites from Cellulosic Plastics and Cellulosic Fiber 7: Thibaud Coradin: Silica/Alginate Bio-Nanocomposites 8: Lin Zhu, Richard P. Wool: Bio-based Elastomers from Soyoil and Nanoclay 9: Francisco M. Fernandes, Margarita Darder, Ana I. Ruiz, Pilar Aranda, Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky: Gelatine Based Bionanocomposites 10: Fengwei Xie, Peter J. Halley, Luc Averous: Bio-Nanocomposites Based on Starch 11: Jin Huang, Ning Lin, Yun Chen, Peter R. Chang, Jiahui Yu: Soy Protein Based Polymer Nanocomposites 12: Narendra K. Singh, Pralay Maiti: Biodegradable Nanocomposites Based on Poly(hydroxyalkanoates) 13: Mitsuhiro Shibata: Bio-Nanocomposites using Bio-Based Epoxy Resins 14: Caisa Johansson: Bio-Nanocomposites for Food Packaging Applications 15: Jean-Francois Feller, Bijandra Kumar, Mickael Castro: Conductive Biopolymer Nanocomposites for Sensors 16: Sunil P. Lonkar, A. Pratheep Kumar and R. P Singh: Commercial Aspects Associated with Bionanocomposites
After bachelor's and master's degrees in chemical and polymer engineering, Vikas Mittal joined the Polymer Chemistry group of Professor U. W. Suter at the Department of Materials at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Zurich. He there worked for his doctoral degree with a focus on surface chemistry and polymer nanocomposites. He also jointly worked with Professor M. Morbidelli at the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences on the synthesis of functional polymer latex particles with thermally reversible behaviors. After completion of his doctoral research, he joined the Active and Intelligent Coatings section of Sun Chemical Group Europe in London. He later joined as Polymer Engineer at BASF Polymer Research in Ludwigshafen, Germany where he has been working to date as laboratory manager responsible for the physical analysis of organic and inorganic colloids.
Reviews for Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Future Perspectives
This book covers an important class of materials, which currently attract much interest in academic and industrial research labs around the world and hold great promises for technological exploitation. * Christoph Weder, University of Fribourg, Switzerland * The importance of biodegradable nanomaterials has become obvious as investigators seek to apply nanotechnology to biological, environmental and other similar applications. This book is the first that deals exclusively and comprehensively with biodegradable nanocomposites covering a broad range of materials from gelatin-based systems to nanoclay to biopolymers. The book will provide a broad and lasting impact on the nanotechnology community and will be important not only as a resource but also as a classroom textbook. * Gayle Woloschak, Northwestern University, Illinois *