Polyvinyl Alcohol/Halloysite Nanotube Bionanocomposites as Biodegradable Packaging Materials

Authors: Abdullah, Zainab Waheed, Dong, Yu

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  • Explores a novel bionanocomposite material system to combine biodegradable polymers and nanomaterials
  • Provides a holistic approach of experimental characterisation and modelling in use of  bionanocomposite films as environmentally sustainable materials
  • Highlights a solution for reducing solid plastic waste by using novel bionanocomposite as a food packaging material
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This book focuses on the preparation and characterisation of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)/ halloysite nanotube (HNT) bionanocomposite films with different HNT contents for potential use in food packaging. It examines the effect of material composition and nanofiller content on mechanical, thermal and optical properties in relation to their morphological structures, and also comprehensively describes the water resistance, biodegradation and migration rates of such bionanocomposites, as well as their barrier properties in terms of water vapour transmission, and water vapour, air and oxygen permeabilities. Further, this book discusses the use of Nielsen model and Cussler model to predict the relative permeability of bionanocomposites, demonstrating that Nielsen model is more effective and in better agreement with experimental data obtained. Lastly, it discusses the application of bionanocomposite films in food packaging to prolong the shelf life of freshly cut avocados and peaches.

About the authors

 Zainab Waheed Abdullah is currently a PhD student at the School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Curtin University, Australia. She was previously an assistant lecturer at the Department of Material Engineering, Technical Engineering College-Baghdad, Middle Technical University, Iraq. Her wide-ranging research interests include bionanocomposites, biopolymers and materials characterisation, particularly for low cycle fatigue.

 Dr. Yu Dong is a senior lecturer at the School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Australia. He has extensive research experience in the field of polymer nanocomposites, electrospun nanofibres, green composites, micromechanical modelling, nanomanufacturing and design of experiments. He is a lead book editor of "Manufacturing, Characterisation and Properties of Advanced Nanocomposites", MDPI, Switzerland, and "Fillers and Reinforcements for Advanced Nanocomposites", Elsevier, UK, and a sole book editor of "Nanostructures: Properties, Production Methods and Applications", NOVA Science Publishers, USA. He is also an associate editor of the journals “Frontiers in Materials” (Polymeric and Composite Materials section) and “Applied Nanoscience”.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-50

    Abdullah, Zainab Waheed (et al.)

  • Materials, Manufacturing Process and Characterisation Methods

    Pages 51-79

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  • Morphological Structures, Mechanical, Thermal and Optical Properties of PVA/HNT Bionanocomposite Films

    Pages 81-108

    Abdullah, Zainab Waheed (et al.)

  • Water Resistance and Biodegradability of PVA/HNT Bionanocomposite Films

    Pages 109-129

    Abdullah, Zainab Waheed (et al.)

  • Barrier Properties of PVA/HNT Bionanocomposite Films

    Pages 131-151

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Polyvinyl Alcohol/Halloysite Nanotube Bionanocomposites as Biodegradable Packaging Materials
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-7356-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-7356-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-7355-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 164
Number of Illustrations
56 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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