Biodegradation and applications of nanobiocomposites

Nikolić, Melissa A. L., Dean, Katherine and Halley, Peter J. (2012). Biodegradation and applications of nanobiocomposites. In Luc Avérous and Eric Pollet (Ed.), Environmental silicate nano-biocomposites (pp. 409-422) London, United Kingdom: Springer.

Author Nikolić, Melissa A. L.
Dean, Katherine
Halley, Peter J.
Title of chapter Biodegradation and applications of nanobiocomposites
Title of book Environmental silicate nano-biocomposites
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series Green energy and technology
ISBN 9781447141082
Editor Luc Avérous
Eric Pollet
Chapter number 16
Start page 409
End page 422
Total pages 14
Total chapters 16
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter summarizes the state of the art in biodegradation and applications of nanobiocomposites. Specifically we examine the biodegradation of various biopolymer nanocomposite classes (starch, PLA, PCL and PHA matrix polymers) in various environments (soil, compost, marine) and then discuss the development of new biodegradation standards. We then examine applications and research focused to new applications for the same range of materials, before focusing on some key application areas. It is clear that development of nanobiocomposites in a systematic, tailored fashion increases the application areas whilst maintaining biodegradability in various environments for a range of biopolymer matrices.
Q-Index Code B1
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Institutional Status UQ

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