Avérous, Luc.

Environmental Silicate Nano-Biocomposites [electronic resource] / edited by Luc Avérous, Eric Pollet. - London : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2012. - VI, 450 p. online resource. - Green Energy and Technology, 1865-3529 . - Green Energy and Technology, .

1.Green Nano-biocomposites -- Section 1: Biodegradable polymers & Silicates -- 2. Biodegradable polymers -- 3. Clays and clay minerals as layered nanofillers -- Section2. Clay/Polyesters Nano-biocomposites -- 4. Polylactide/Clay Nano-biocomposites -- 5. PCL/Clay Nano-biocomposites -- 6. PHA/Clay Nano-biocomposites -- 7. Poly(butylene succinate) and Poly[(butylene succinate)-co-adipate] Nanocomposites -- 8. Clay Nano-biocomposites based on PBAT aromatic copolyesters -- 9. Permeability in Clay/Polyesters Nano-biocomposites -- 10. Flammability and thermal stability in Clay/Polyesters Nano-biocomposites -- Section 3: Clay/Agropolymers Nano-biocomposites -- 11. Starch/Clay Nano-biocomposites -- 12. Protein/Clay Nano-biocomposites -- 13. Analysis of Protein/Clay Nano-biocomposites systems -- 14. Chitosan-based Nano-biocomposites -- Section 4: Applications and biodegradation of Nano-biocomposites -- 15. Nano-biocomposites for food packaging -- 16. Biodegradation and Applications of Nano-biocomposites.

Environmental Silicate Nano-Biocomposites focuses on nano-biocomposites, which are obtained by the association of silicates such as bioclays with biopolymers. By highlighting recent developments and findings, green and biodegradable nano-composites from both renewable and biodegradable polymers are explored. This includes coverage of potential markets such as packaging, agricultures, leisure and the fast food industry. The knowledge and experience of more than twenty international experts in diverse fields, from chemical and biochemical engineering to applications, is brought together in four different sections covering: Biodegradable polymers and Silicates, Clay/Polyesters Nano-biocomposites, Clay/Agropolymers Nano-biocomposites, and Applications and biodegradation of Nano-biocomposites. By exploring the relationships between the biopolymer structures, the processes, and the final properties Environmental Silicate Nano-Biocomposites explains how to design nano-materials to develop new, valuable, environmentally friendly properties and uses. The combination of fundamental and applied science makes this an ideal reference for a range of readers from students and lecturers to material and polymer scientists and even industrial engineers who are interested in bringing new environmental nano-materials to the current market.


10.1007/978-1-4471-4108-2 doi

Structural control (Engineering).
Sustainable development.
Materials Science.
Nanotechnology and Microengineering.
Operating Procedures, Materials Treatment.
Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology.
Sustainable Development.



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