Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications

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Srikanth Pilla
John Wiley & Sons, Jul 20, 2011 - Science - 588 pages
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In today’s world, bioplastics are becoming increasinglyprominent owing mainly to scarcity of oil, increase in the cost ofpetroleum-based commodities, and growing environmental concernswith the dumping of non-biodegradable plastics in landfills. Thisbook summarizes the field of bioplastics by illustrating how theyform a unique class of research area that integrates pure andapplied sciences such as chemistry, engineering and materialsscience, to initate solutions. Compelling science demystics thiscomplex and often ambiguous branch of study for benefit of allthose concerned with bioplastics.
 

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Contents

Engineering Applications of Bioplastics
1
The Handling of Various Forms of Dry Ingredients
19
Feeder Performance
38
Modeling the Processing of Natural Fiber Composites Made
43
Bioplastics Based Nanocomposites for Packaging Applications
77
Biobased Materials in Food Packaging Applications
121
Polylactic Acid PLA Foams for Packaging Applications
161
Polyvinyl Modified Guargum Bioplastics
177
Starch as a Biopolymer in Construction and Civil Engineering
317
Cellulose Based Green Bioplastics for Biomedical Engineering
347
Chitin and Chitosan Polymer N anofibrous Membranes
357
Biobased and Biodegradable PHBVBased Polymer Blends
373
Bioplastics and Vegetal Fiber Reinforced Bioplastics
397
Cellulose Nanofibers Reinforced Bioplastics
453
Nanocomposites Based on Starch and Fibers of Natural Origin
471
Biogenic Precursors for Polyphenol Polyester
511

Starch Based Composites for Packaging Applications
189
Density Polyethylene Packaging Purpose Composites
244
Vegetable Oil Based Rigid Foam Composites
269
Sustainable Biocomposites Based for Construction Applications
285
Long Biofibers and Engineered Pulps for High Performance
555
Index
581
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Srikanth Pilla is a Research Manager in the BIONATES theme at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to this, he was a Materials & Process Design Scientist at SuGanit Biorenewables LLC, Toledo, OH. Dr. Pilla received postdoctoral training from Stanford University and his PhD from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has published more than 50 technical papers, a textbook, and an edited volume. Additionally, he co-invented a home cleaning product (patent pending). He is a reviewer for more than 17 journals and currently serves on several SAE International technical committees. He has organized and chaired several conference sessions including SAE World Congress. Dr. Pilla currently serves as an Associate Editor for SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing.

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