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Handbook for the Chemical Analysis of Plastic and Polymer Additives

2nd Edition

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Michael Bolgar, Jack Hubball, Joseph Groeger, Susan Meronek
September 25, 2015

Polymers have undoubtedly changed the world through many products that improve our lives. However, additives used to modify the overall characteristics of these materials may not be fully disclosed or understood. These additives may present possible environmental and health hazards. It is important ...

Paul John Flory: A Life of Science and Friends

1st Edition

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Gary D. Patterson, James E. Mark, Joel Fried, Do Yoon
August 24, 2015

Paul John Flory: A Life of Science and Friends is the first full-length treatment of the life and work of Paul John Flory, recipient of the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1974. It presents a chronological progression of his scientific, professional, and personal achievements as recounted and written by...

Supermacroporous Cryogels: Biomedical and Biotechnological Applications

1st Edition

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Ashok Kumar
March 3, 2016

The process of cryogelation has been vigorously studied over the past two decades, with recent research focussing on applications of these polymer systems in various biomedical and biotechnological fields. While there is significant literature available as research publications, limited reviews, and...

Polymer Capsules

1st Edition

Ye Liu, Xian Jun Loh
February 28, 2019

Capsules are routinely used for encapsulation and delivery of ingredients in various pharmaceutics, consumer care products, and nutrients and food. Generally the functions of the capsules are to protect and deliver ingredients to targeted sites in time to improve their functions. Although various...

Polymer and Ceramic Composite Materials: Emergent Properties and Applications

1st Edition

Noureddine Ramdani
February 06, 2019

This book summarizes recent advances in the fabrication methods, properties, and applications of various ceramic-filled polymer matrix composites. Surface-modification methods and chemical functionalization of the ceramic fillers are explored in detail, and the outstanding thermal and mechanical...

Relaxation in Physical and Mechanical Behavior of Polymers

1st Edition

Maxim Arzhakov
February 01, 2019

Explores the nature of relaxation phenomena in polymers on the basis of time-temperature equivalence. Its role in the physical and mechanical behavior of polymers materials and fundamentals of thermoplastics processing are discussed. Four appendixes detail thermo-mechanical methods to study...

Nanoparticles in Polymer Systems for Biomedical Applications

1st Edition

Jince Thomas, Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Jiya Jose
January 08, 2019

The volume includes presentations of technological and research accomplishments along with novel approaches in nanomedicine and nanotechnology. It explores the different types of nanomedicinal drugs with their production and commercial significance. Other topics discussed are...

Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications, 3 Volume Set

1st Edition

Munmaya Mishra
January 02, 2019

Undoubtedly the applications of polymers are rapidly evolving. Technology is continually changing and quickly advancing as polymers are needed to solve a variety of day-to-day challenges leading to improvements in quality of life. The Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications presents state-of-the-art...

Marine Polysaccharides: Advances and Multifaceted Applications

1st Edition

Shakeel Ahmed, Aisverya Soundararajan
December 19, 2018

In the past few decades, marine organisms, including macroalgae and microalgae, have been extensively explored as potential sources of bioactive compounds with applications in various fields such as pharmaceuticals, biomedicine, cosmetics and foodstuffs. Marine polysaccharides, such as chitin/...

Biopolymers and Biomaterials

1st Edition

Aneesa Padinjakkara, Aparna Thankappan, Fernando Gomes Souza, Jr., Sabu Thomas
December 18, 2018

Biopolymers are attracting immense attention of late because of their diverse applications that can address growing environmental concerns and energy demands. The development of various biomaterials creates significant advancements in the medical field as well, and many biopolymers are used for the...

Polymeric and Nanostructured Materials: Synthesis, Properties, and Advanced Applications

1st Edition

Aparna Thankappan, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas, Aneesa Padinjakkara
December 12, 2018

This volume provides in-depth knowledge and recent research on polymers and nanostructured materials from synthesis to advanced applications. Leading researchers from industry, academia, government, and private research institutions across the globe have contributed to this volume, covering new...

Fundamentals of Polymer Engineering, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Anil Kumar, Rakesh K. Gupta
December 10, 2018

Exploring the chemistry of synthesis, mechanisms of polymerization, reaction engineering of step-growth and chain-growth polymerization, polymer characterization, thermodynamics and structural, mechanical, thermal and transport behavior of polymers as melts, solutions and solids, Fundamentals of...

Cold Hibernated Elastic Memory Structure: Self-Deployable Technology and Its Applications

1st Edition

Witold M. Sokolowski
December 03, 2018

Cold hibernated elastic memory (CHEM) is an innovative, smart material technology that uses shape memory polymers in open cellular structures. This book extensively describes CHEM self-deployable structures, provides basic property data and characteristics, discusses advantages, and identifies...

Handbook of Biopolymers: Advances and Multifaceted Applications

1st Edition

Shakeel Ahmed, Suvardhan Kanchi, Gopalakrishnan Kumar
October 23, 2018

Biopolymers have the potential to cut carbon emissions and reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The carbon dioxide released when they degrade can be reabsorbed by plants, which makes them close to carbon neutral. Biopolymers are biodegradable and some are compostable, too. This book presents...

Polymeric Membrane Synthesis, Modification, and Applications: Electro-Spun and Phase Inverted Membranes

1st Edition

Chandan Das, Kibrom Alebel Gebru
October 16, 2018

Membranes and membrane separation techniques have grown from a simple laboratory tool to an industrial process with considerable technical and commercial impact. The book deals with both the fundamental concepts of preparation, characterization and modification, practical applications along with...

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