Algae Based Polymers, Blends, And Composites: Chemistry, Biotechnology And Materials Science by Khalid Mahmood Zia

Algae Based Polymers, Blends, And Composites: Chemistry, Biotechnology And Materials Science

byKhalid Mahmood ZiaEditorMohammad Zuber, Muhammad Ali

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Algae Based Polymers, Blends, and Composites: Chemistry, Biotechnology and Material Sciencesoffers considerable detail on the origin of algae, extraction of useful metabolites and major compounds from algal bio-mass, and the production and future prospects of sustainable polymers derived from algae, blends of algae, and algae based composites. Characterization methods and processing techniques for algae-based polymers and composites are discussed in detail, enabling researchers to apply the latest techniques to their own work.

The conversion of bio-mass into high value chemicals, energy, and materials has ample financial and ecological importance, particularly in the era of declining petroleum reserves and global warming. Algae are an important source of biomass since they flourish rapidly and can be cultivated almost everywhere. At present the majority of naturally produced algal biomass is an unused resource and normally is left to decompose. Similarly, the use of this enormous underexploited biomass is mainly limited to food consumption and as bio-fertilizer. However, there is an opportunity here for materials scientists to explore its potential as a feedstock for the production of sustainable materials.



  • Provides detailed information on the extraction of useful compounds from algal biomass
  • Highlights the development of a range of polymers, blends, and composites
  • Includes coverage of characterization and processing techniques, enabling research scientists and engineers to apply the information to their own research and development
  • Discusses potential applications and future prospects of algae-based biopolymers, giving the latest insight into the future of these sustainable materials

About The Author

Associate Professor of Applied Chemistry, Government College University, Faisalabad, PakistanProfessor of Polymer Sciences, Vice Chancellor, MNS University of Engineering & Technology, Multan, PakistanProfessor of Biotechnology, Vice Chancellor, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

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Title:Algae Based Polymers, Blends, And Composites: Chemistry, Biotechnology And Materials ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:730 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 23, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128123605

ISBN - 13:9780128123607

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Table of Contents

1. Bio-based Polymers and Materials: An overview

2. Synthetic materials and the problem they pose

3. Algae as a future feedstock for production of chemicals and energy

4. Origin of algae and their plastids

5. Algal Polysaccharides, Novel Applications and outlook

6. Biologically Active Compounds Extracted from Algae

7. Production and processing of marine algae

8. Algae biotechnology: A green light for engineered algae

9. A bio-refinery processing perspective for the production of polymers

10. Blends of algae with natural polymers

11. Algae based polyurethane blends and composites

12. Algae derived polyester blends and composites

13. Algae based polyolefins

14. Chlorella Based Composites

15. Algae blend with polyvinyl alcohol and Poly(N-Vinyl-2-Pyrrolidone)

16. Algae based polyether and poly (ethylene oxide)

17. Algae based hybrid nanocomposite materials

18. Characterization techniques for algae based materials

19. Processing techniques of algae based materials

20. Future prospects of algae based materials