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Polyhydroxyalkanoates from Palm Oil: Biodegradable Plastics

Authors: Sudesh, Kumar

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The environmental problems caused by petroleum-based plastic and plastic waste have led to an increasing demand for biobased and biodegradable plastics, such as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). These polyesters are synthesized from carbon sources, e.g. sugar and plant oils, by various bacteria. This book highlights the potential of plant oils, especially palm oil, as a feedstock for PHA production. In addition, new PHA applications are discussed and the sustainability of PHA production from plant oils is critically examined.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sudesh, Kumar

    Pages 1-2

  • Bio-Based and Biodegradable Polymers

    Sudesh, Kumar

    Pages 3-36

  • Plant Oils and Agricultural By-Products as Carbon Feedstock for PHA Production

    Sudesh, Kumar

    Pages 37-46

  • Is Palm Oil Produced in a Sustainable Manner?

    Sudesh, Kumar

    Pages 47-62

  • Jatropha Oil as a Potential Carbon Source for PHA Production

    Sudesh, Kumar

    Pages 63-77

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-33538-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Polyhydroxyalkanoates from Palm Oil: Biodegradable Plastics
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Microbiology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-33539-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-33539-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-33538-9
Series ISSN
2191-5385
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 130
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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