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Advanced Structured Materials

Eco-friendly Polymer Nanocomposites

Processing and Properties

Editors: Thakur, Vijay Kumar, Thakur, Manju Kumari (Eds.)

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  • Sole comprehensive book with detailed acquaintance on the evolving field of eco-friendly polymer nanocomposites
  • Focuses on fundamentals of eco-friendly polymer nanocomposites such as their chemistry, composition, synthesis, properties and characterization
  • Provides basic information and clear understanding of the present state and the growing utility of eco-friendly nanocomposites in different applications
  • Includes contributions from world renowned experts on eco-friendly nanomaterials and discusses the combination of different kinds of materials procured from renewable resources/ green techniques
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About this book

This book contains precisely referenced chapters, emphasizing environment-friendly polymer nanocomposites with basic fundamentals, practicality and alternatives to traditional nanocomposites through detailed reviews of different environmental friendly materials procured from different resources, their synthesis and applications using alternative green approaches. The book aims at explaining basics of eco-friendly polymer nanocomposites from different natural resources and their chemistry along with practical applications which present a future direction in the biomedical, pharmaceutical and automotive industry. The book attempts to present emerging economic and environmentally friendly polymer nanocomposites that are free from side effects studied in the traditional nanocomposites. This book is the outcome of contributions by many experts in the field from different disciplines, with various backgrounds and expertises. This book will appeal to researchers as well as students from different disciplines. The content includes industrial applications and will fill the gap between the research works in laboratory to practical applications in related industries.

About the authors

Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur has been working as Research Faculty (Staff Scientist) in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University, U.S.A, since September 2013. His former appointments include being a Research Scientist in Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at LHU-Taiwan. His research interests include the synthesis and processing of biobased polymers, nanomaterials, polymer micro/nanocomposites, nanoelectronic materials, novel high dielectric constant materials, electrochromic materials for energy storage, green synthesis of nanomaterials, and surface functionalization of polymers/nanomaterials. He did his Post doctorate in Materials Science at Iowa State University and his Ph.D. in Polymer Science (2009) at the National Institute of Technology. In his academic career, he has published more than 80 SCI journal research articles in the field of polymers/materials science and holds one United States patent. He has also published 12 books and thirty book chapters on the advanced state-of-the-art of polymers/materials science with numerous publishers. He is an editorial board member of several international journals and also is member of scientific bodies around the world. In addition to being on the editorial board of journals, he also serves as the guest editor for the Journal of Nanomaterials, International Journal of Polymer Science, Journal of Chemistry, and American Journal of Applied Chemistry.

Dr. Manju Kumar Thakur has been working as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the Division of Chemistry, Govt. Degree College Sarkaghat Himachal Pradesh University – Shimla, INDIA since June 2010. She received her B.Sc. in Chemistry, Botany and Zoology; M.Sc., M. Phil; in Organic Chemistry and Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from the Chemistry Department at Himachal Pradesh University – Shimla, INDIA. She has rich experience in the field of organic chemistry, bio- polymers, composites/ nanocomposites, hydrogels, applications of hydrogels in the removal of toxic heavy metal ions, drug delivery etc. She has published more than 30 research papers in several international journals, co-authored three books and has also published 25 book chapters in the field of polymeric materials.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Eco-friendly Polymer Nanocomposite—Properties and Processing

    Pages 1-15

    Dong, Pei (et al.)

  • Biodegradable Starch Nanocomposites

    Pages 17-77

    García, N. L. (et al.)

  • Nanocomposites of Polyhydroxyalkanoates Reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes: Chemical and Biological Properties

    Pages 79-108

    Lemes, A. P. (et al.)

  • Biodegradable Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites

    Pages 109-135

    Ludueña, Leandro (et al.)

  • Static and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of Coir Fiber/Montmorillonite Nanoclay-Filled Novolac/Epoxy Hybrid Nanocomposites

    Pages 137-154

    Saw, Sudhir Kumar

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eBook $179.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-81-322-2470-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-81-322-2469-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: December 16, 2016
  • ISBN 978-81-322-3552-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Eco-friendly Polymer Nanocomposites
Book Subtitle
Processing and Properties
Editors
  • Vijay Kumar Thakur
  • Manju Kumari Thakur
Series Title
Advanced Structured Materials
Series Volume
75
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-2470-9
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-2470-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-2469-3
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-3552-1
Series ISSN
1869-8433
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 579
Number of Illustrations
49 b/w illustrations, 96 illustrations in colour
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