Algae Based Polymers, Blends, and Composites

Algae Based Polymers, Blends, and Composites : Chemistry, Biotechnology and Materials Science

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Algae Based Polymers, Blends, and Composites: Chemistry, Biotechnology and Material Sciences offers considerable detail on the origin of algae, extraction of useful metabolites and major compounds from algal bio-mass, and the production and future prospects of sustainable polymers derived from algae, blends of algae, and algae based composites. Characterization methods and processing techniques for algae-based polymers and composites are discussed in detail, enabling researchers to apply the latest techniques to their own work. The conversion of bio-mass into high value chemicals, energy, and materials has ample financial and ecological importance, particularly in the era of declining petroleum reserves and global warming. Algae are an important source of biomass since they flourish rapidly and can be cultivated almost everywhere. At present the majority of naturally produced algal biomass is an unused resource and normally is left to decompose. Similarly, the use of this enormous underexploited biomass is mainly limited to food consumption and as bio-fertilizer. However, there is an opportunity here for materials scientists to explore its potential as a feedstock for the production of sustainable materials.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 738 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 50.8mm | 1,510g
  • Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
  • United States
  • English
  • 0128123605
  • 9780128123607

Table of contents

1. Bio-based Polymers and Materials: An overview 2. Synthetic materials and the problem they pose 3. Algae as a future feedstock for production of chemicals and energy 4. Origin of algae and their plastids 5. Algal Polysaccharides, Novel Applications and outlook 6. Biologically Active Compounds Extracted from Algae 7. Production and processing of marine algae 8. Algae biotechnology: A green light for engineered algae 9. A bio-refinery processing perspective for the production of polymers 10. Blends of algae with natural polymers 11. Algae based polyurethane blends and composites 12. Algae derived polyester blends and composites 13. Algae based polyolefins 14. Chlorella Based Composites 15. Algae blend with polyvinyl alcohol and Poly(N-Vinyl-2-Pyrrolidone) 16. Algae based polyether and poly (ethylene oxide) 17. Algae based hybrid nanocomposite materials 18. Characterization techniques for algae based materials 19. Processing techniques of algae based materials 20. Future prospects of algae based materialsshow more

About Khalid Mahmod Zia

Associate Professor of Applied Chemistry, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan Professor of Polymer Sciences, Vice Chancellor, MNS University of Engineering & Technology, Multan, Pakistan Professor of Biotechnology, Vice Chancellor, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistanshow more