Technology and Applications of Polymers Derived from Biomass

Author: Syed Ali Ashter
Publisher: William Andrew
ISBN: 0323511163
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Technology and Applications of Polymers Derived from Biomass explores the range of different possible routes from biomass to polymeric materials, including the value and limitations of using biomass in material applications and a comparison of petrochemical-derived polymers and bio-based polymers. The book discusses biomass sources, types, chemistry and handling concerns. It covers the manufacture of industrial chemicals from biomass and the derivation of monomers and polymers from biomass. It also details the processing and applications of biomass-derived polymers to enable materials scientists and engineers realize the potential of biomass as a sustainable source of polymers, including plastics and elastomers. The book is a one-stop-shop reference—giving students a basic understanding of the technology and how the material can be applied to industrial processes they will face in the workforce, and giving materials engineers and product designers the information they need to make more informed material selection decisions. Provides fundamental understanding of an increasingly important approach to sourcing polymeric materials Includes actionable, relevant information to enable materials engineers and product designers consider biomass-derived polymers in the products they are developing Discusses the environmental impact of biomass conversion to help readers improve the sustainability of their operations Compares petrochemical-derived polymers with bio-based polymers

Polymers

Author: Adisa Azapagic
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 047030927X
Format: PDF, ePub
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"…an accessible treatment of this crucial area…"(Materials World, May 2003) In light of new regulations in the EU, America, and Japan,polymer producers have been forced to recycle. This book providesdiscussion on the impact of reusing polymers such as plastic andrubber on the environment. Timely information on the environmental impact of polymerrecycling Each chapter contains relevant sample questions andanswers Contains chapters on the economics and legislation ofrecycling, and on LCA Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of polymerrecycling Essential reading for students, as well as an invaluablereference guide for technologists and industrialists, in the vastarena of environmental and polymer sciences.

Extrusion Processing Technology

Author: Jean-Marie Bouvier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118541723
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The only up-to-date book on this important technology, Extrusion Processing Technology: Food and Non-Food Biomaterials bridges the gap between the principles of extrusion science and the practical "know how" of operational engineers and technicians. Written by internationally renowned experts with over forty years of experience between them, this valuable reference for food scientists, food engineers, chemical engineers, and students includes coverage of new, greener technologies as well as case studies to illustrate the practical, real-world application of the principles in various settings.

Renewable Polymers

Author: Vikas Mittal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118217675
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Presents the synthesis, technology and processing details of a large range of polymers derived from renewable resources It has been a long-term desire to replace polymers from fossil fuels with the more environmentally friendly polymers generated from renewable resources. Now, with the recent advancements in synthesis technologies and the finding of new functional monomers, research in this field has shown strong potential in generating better property polymers from renewable resources. A text describing these advances in synthesis, processing, and technology of such polymers not only provides the state-of-the-art information to researchers, but also acts to stimulate research in this direction. The contents are based on a wide range of functional monomers and the contributions are written by eminent researchers. Specifically Renewable Polymers: Demonstrates the design, synthesis, properties and applications of plant oil-based polymers Presents an elaborate review of acid mediated polymerization techniques for the generation of green polymers Details the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) from olive oil based wastewater Describes the use of atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) techniques Reviews the renewable polymers derived from transgenic crop plants Provides an overview of a range of biomass-based polymers Concludes with the recent efforts and approaches exploiting the natural materials in developing drug delivery systems.

Bio Based Plastics

Author: Stephan Kabasci
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118676734
Format: PDF, ePub
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The field of bio-based plastics has developed significantly in the last 10 years and there is increasing pressure on industries to shift existing materials production from petrochemicals to renewables. Bio-based Plastics presents an up-to-date overview of the basic and applied aspects of bioplastics, focusing primarily on thermoplastic polymers for material use. Emphasizing materials currently in use or with significant potential for future applications, this book looks at the most important biopolymer classes such as polysaccharides, lignin, proteins and polyhydroxyalkanoates as raw materials for bio-based plastics, as well as materials derived from bio-based monomers like lipids, poly(lactic acid), polyesters, polyamides and polyolefines. Detailed consideration is also given to the market and availability of renewable raw materials, the importance of bio-based content and the aspect of biodegradability. Topics covered include: Starch Cellulose and cellulose acetate Materials based on chitin and chitosan Lignin matrix composites from natural resources Polyhydroxyalkanoates Poly(lactic acid) Polyesters, Polyamides and Polyolefins from biomass derived monomers Protein-based plastics Bio-based Plastics is a valuable resource for academic and industrial researchers who are interested in new materials, renewable resources, sustainability and polymerization technology. It will also prove useful for advanced students interested in the development of bio-based products and materials, green and sustainable chemistry, polymer chemistry and materials science. For more information on the Wiley Series in Renewable Resources, visit www.wiley.com/go/rrs

Sustainable Polymers from Biomass

Author: Chuanbing Tang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527340173
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Offering a unique perspective summarizing research on this timely important topic around the globe, this book provides comprehensive coverage of how molecular biomass can be transformed into sustainable polymers. It critically discusses and compares a few classes of biomass - oxygen-rich, hydrocarbon-rich, hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon (including carbon dioxide) as well as natural polymers - and equally includes products that are already commercialized. A must-have for both newcomers to the field as well as established researchers in both academia and industry.

Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass

Author: James H. Clark
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118714466
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Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass, Second Editionpresents an overview of the use of biorenewable resources in the21st century for the manufacture of chemical products, materialsand energy. The book demonstrates that biomass is essentially arich mixture of chemicals and materials and, as such, has atremendous potential as feedstock for making a wide range ofchemicals and materials with applications in industries frompharmaceuticals to furniture. Completely revised and updated to reflect recent developments,this new edition begins with an introduction to the biorefineryconcept, followed by chapters addressing the various types ofavailable biomass feedstocks, including waste, and the differentpre-treatment and processing technologies being developed to turnthese feedstocks into platform chemicals, polymers, materials andenergy. The book concludes with a discussion on the policies andstrategies being put in place for delivering the so-calledBioeconomy. Introduction to Chemicals from Biomass is a valuableresource for academics, industrial scientists and policy-makersworking in the areas of industrial biotechnology, biorenewables,chemical engineering, fine and bulk chemical production,agriculture technologies, plant science, and energy and powergeneration. We need to reduce our dependence on fossil resources andincreasingly derive all the chemicals we take for granted and usein our daily life from biomass – and we must make sure thatwe do this using green chemistry and sustainable technologies! For more information on the Wiley Series in Renewable Resources,visit ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/rrs"www.wiley.com/go/rrs/a Topics covered include: • The biorefinery concept • Biomass feedstocks • Pre-treatment technologies • Platform molecules from renewable resources • Polymers from bio-based monomers • Biomaterials • Bio-based energy production Praise for the 1st edition: “Drawing on the expertise of the authors the bookinvolves a degree of plant biology and chemical engineering, whichillustrates the multidisciplinary nature of the topicbeautifully” - Chemistry World

Industrial Applications of Renewable Biomass Products

Author: Silvia Nair Goyanes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319612883
Format: PDF
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This book effectively links the latest scientific advances to current technological applications of polymers, mainly focusing on biodegradable polymers obtained from biomass. The individual chapters were written by academic and industry researchers alike, introducing readers to topics that have received little attention in the literature to date. Key topics covered include polymers used in various areas such as food packaging, pharmaceuticals, energy production and the cosmetics industry, as well as the treatment of aqueous effluents.

Biodegradable polymers for industrial applications

Author: Ray Smith
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849334665
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The vast majority of plastic products are made from petroleum-based synthetic polymers that do not degrade in a landfill or in a compost-like environment. Therefore, the disposal of these products poses a serious environmental problem. An environmentally-conscious alternative is to design/synthesize polymers that are biodegradable. Biodegradable polymers for industrial applications introduces the subject in part one by outlining the classification and development of biodegradable polymers with individual chapters on polyhydroxyalkanoates, polyesteramides and thermoplastic starch biodegradable polymers and others. The second part explores the materials available for the production of biodegradable polymers. Polymers derived from sugars, natural fibres, renewable forest resources, poly(lactic acid) and protein-nanoparticle composites will be looked at in detail in this section. Part three looks at the properties and mechanisms of degradation, prefacing the subject with a chapter on current standards. The final part explores opportunities for industrial applications, with chapters on packing, agriculture and biodegradable polycaprolactone foams in supercritical carbon dioxide. Biodegradable polymers for industrial applications explores the fundamental concepts concerning the development of biodegradable polymers, degradable polymers from sustainable sources, degradation and properties and industrial applications. It is an authoritative book that will be invaluable for academics, researchers and policy makers in the industry.

Chemicals and Fuels from Bio Based Building Blocks

Author: Fabrizio Cavani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527338977
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Introductory Price £155 / e199 / $215 valid until 31st July 2016, £185 / e239 / $325 thereafter An up-to-date and two volume overview of recent developments in the field of chemocatalytic and enzymatic processes for the transformation of renewable material into essential chemicals and fuels. Experts from both academia and industry discuss catalytic processes currently under development as well as those already in commercial use for the production of bio-fuels and bio-based commodity chemicals. As such, they cover drop-in commodity chemicals and fuels, as well as bio-based monomers and polymers, such as acrylic acid, glycols, polyesters and polyolefins. In addition, they also describe reactions applied to waste and biomass valorization and integrated biorefining strategies. With its comprehensive coverage of the topic, this is an indispensable reference for chemists working in the field of catalysis, industrial chemistry, sustainable chemistry, and polymer synthesis.