13. Biodegradability Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites

  1. Dr. Vikas Mittal
  1. Katherine M. Dean,
  2. Parveen Sangwan,
  3. Cameron Way and
  4. Melissa A. L. Nikolic

Published Online: 24 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527654505.ch13

Characterization Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites

Characterization Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites

How to Cite

Dean, K. M., Sangwan, P., Way, C. and Nikolic, M. A. L. (2012) Biodegradability Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites, in Characterization Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites (ed V. Mittal), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527654505.ch13

Editor Information

  1. The Petroleum Institute, Chemical Engineering Department, Room 2204, Bu Hasa Building, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Author Information

  1. CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Gate 5 Normanby Rd, Clayton, Vic. 3168, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527331482

Online ISBN: 9783527654505

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Keywords:

  • Polarizing optical microscopy (POM);
  • spectroscopic;
  • respirometers;
  • Turbidity;
  • polylactic acid (PLA);
  • Starch Nanocomposites

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods of Measuring Biodegradation

  • Standards for Biodegradation

  • Biodegradable Nanocomposites

  • Starch Nanocomposites

  • PCL Nanocomposites

  • PHA/PHB Nanocomposites

  • Nanocomposites of Petrochemical-Based Polymer

  • Conclusions

  • References