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Materials Horizons: From Nature to Nanomaterials

Advances in Sustainable Polymers

Processing and Applications

Editors: Katiyar, Vimal, Gupta, Raghvendra, Ghosh, Tabli (Eds.)

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  • Discusses advances in the application of bio-polymer research
  • Summarizes the advantages and shortcomings of commercialization of different bio-based polymers 
  • Addresses issues of sustainability in the context of current demands
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This book provides a systematic overview of the processing and applications of sustainable polymers. The volume covers recent advances in biomedical, food packaging, fuel cell, membrane, and other emerging applications. The book begins by addressing different sections of biomedical application including use of carbohydrate-based therapeutics,  nanohybrids, nanohydrogels, bioresorbable polymers and their composites, polymer-grafted nanobiomaterials for biomedical devices and implants, nanofibres, and others. The second part of this book discusses various processing and packaging materials for food packaging applications. The last section discusses other emerging applications, including using microbial fuel cells for waste water treatment, microfluidic fuel cells for low power applications, among others. This volume will be relevant to researchers working to improve the properties of bio-based materials for their advanced application and wide commercialization.

About the authors

Dr. Vimal Katiyar is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute Technology Guwahati, India. He received Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. His main area of research includes sustainable polymer development, its processing and their structure property relationship, rheological aspects, migration studies, toxicological effects, polymer degradation, polymer based nanomaterials, food packaging, clean and green energy technologies. Currently, he is a coordinator for two centers of excellence at IIT Guwahati including Centre of excellence for Sustainable Polymers funded by Department of Chemicals and petrochemicals, Govt. of India and the Centre of Excellence for Biofuels and Biocommodities funded by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. Prof. Katiyar is dedicated in developing the cost-effective, bio-based and biodegradable plastic products and its related technologies using various feedstock including bio-derived plastics and biopolymers. Currently he is engaged in establishing India’s first heat stable biodegradable polymer production pilot plant. He is also a co-inventor of 22 granted/filled patents. He had published more than 100 peer reviewed research articles in highly reputed journals and more than 200 conference papers and 30 book chapters. Under his able guidance,10 of his students have got their Ph.D. and placed across the reputed institutions in India and abroad. His research group has received multiple National and International innovation awards in the development of bio-based polymeric products, nano-biomaterials, and related technologies. Dr. Katiyar is currently working on more than fifteen projects in the area of sustainable biopolymers, agriculture, food processing and related technologies. He also had grant from Ministry of Food Processing industries, Govt. of India to work in the area of Food packaging, migration and its characteristics. He acted as a catalyst towards bringing the Joint Degree in Food Science & Technology program between IIT Guwahati and Gifu University.  Raghvendra Gupta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati. He has previously worked as a researcher in BITS Pilani (India), Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR (Singapore) and University of Sydney (Australia). His research interests are based around understanding transport processes in chemical and biomedical applications, and he is current research is on multiphase flows, microfluidics and interfacial phenomena. He has authored 18 research publications in reputed journals.  Tabli Ghosh is a research scholar in the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati. Her work focuses on developing and evaluating the health impacts of edible medicinal nano-coatings for food products.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Biodegradable Polymer-Based Nanohybrids for Controlled Drug Delivery and Implant Applications

    Pages 3-19

    Shukla, Aparna (et al.)

  • Biobased Nanohydrogels for Controlled Drug Delivery

    Pages 21-41

    Swain, Sarat K. (et al.)

  • Biocompatible Polymer Based Nanofibers for Tissue Engineering

    Pages 43-66

    Arbade, Gajanan K. (et al.)

  • Bioactive Glasses: Prospects in Bone Tissue Engineering

    Pages 67-83

    Mulchandani, Neha (et al.)

  • Biomaterials for Biomedical Devices and Implants

    Pages 85-109

    Kashyap, Devarshi (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Sustainable Polymers
Book Subtitle
Processing and Applications
Editors
  • Vimal Katiyar
  • Raghvendra Gupta
  • Tabli Ghosh
Series Title
Materials Horizons: From Nature to Nanomaterials
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-804-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9804-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-803-3
Series ISSN
2524-5384
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 483
Number of Illustrations
83 b/w illustrations, 127 illustrations in colour
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