Biopolymers: Biomedical and Environmental Applications
Copyright © 2011 Scrivener Publishing LLC. All rights reserved.
Editor(s): Susheel Kalia, Luc Avérous
Published Online: 26 SEP 2011 07:25AM EST
Print ISBN: 9780470639238
Online ISBN: 9781118164792
About this Book
This handbook focuses on biopolymers for both environmental and biomedical applications. It shows recent advances in technology in all areas from chemical synthesis or biosynthesis to end use applications. These areas have not been covered in a single book before and they include biopolymers for chemical and biotechnological modifications, material structures, characterization, processing, properties, and applications.
After the introduction which summarizes the importance of biopolymer in the market, the book covers almost all the topics related to polysaccharides, biofibers, bioplastics, biocomposites, natural rubber, gums, bacterial and blood compatible polymers, and applications of biopolymers in various fields.