Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites Engineering Applications

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Srikanth Pilla
John Wiley & Sons, Sep 15, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 620 pages
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In today’s world, bioplastics are becoming increasingly prominent owing mainly to scarcity of oil, increase in the cost of petroleum-based commodities, and growing environmental concerns with the dumping of non-biodegradable plastics in landfills. This book summarizes the field of bioplastics by illustrating how they form a unique class of research area that integrates pure and applied sciences such as chemistry, engineering and materials science, to initate solutions. Compelling science demystics this complex and often ambiguous branch of study for benefit of all those 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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