Biopolymeric nanocomposites as environment benign materials

Annamalai, P.K. and Singh, R.P. (2011). Biopolymeric nanocomposites as environment benign materials. In Susheel Kalia, B. S. Kaith and Inderjeet Kaur (Ed.), Cellulose Fibers: Bio- and Nano-Polymer Composites (pp. 519-535) Verlag, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-17370-7_20

Author Annamalai, P.K.
Singh, R.P.
Title of chapter Biopolymeric nanocomposites as environment benign materials
Title of book Cellulose Fibers: Bio- and Nano-Polymer Composites
Place of Publication Verlag, Germany
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-17370-7_20
Year available 2011
ISBN 9783642173691
Editor Susheel Kalia
B. S. Kaith
Inderjeet Kaur
Chapter number 20
Start page 519
End page 535
Total pages 17
Total chapters 24
Language eng
Abstract/Summary In the twenty-first century, major changes are coming and materials will be a key enabling technology. Fuel economy, consumption, and demand for high-performance light-weight materials are pressurizing the industrialists. The maximum possible use of renewable resources is gaining attention as an alternative to petroleum resources. On the other hand, reinforcement of polymers with nanoscale particulates has gained a massive attraction from the researchers in academia and industries, because of the exponential improvement in physical, mechanical, and thermal properties with smaller amount of incorporation. For a global commercialization of these materials, the environmental concerns such as raw materials, energy use, recycling, and disposal (especially via biodegradation) are also to be envisioned. Thus, this chapter is intended to review the recent research activities in the area of nanocomposites using biopolymers that include polymers derived from renewable resources. General preparation methods, structure–property relationships, and biodegradability of these nanocomposites have been discussed in the context of environmental benignness.
Keyword Biopolymer
environmental aspects
Renewable biomaterials
Renewable resources
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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