Bionanotechnology to Save the Environment: Plant and Fishery's Biomass as Alternative to Petrol by Pierfrancesco Morganti

Bionanotechnology to Save the Environment: Plant and Fishery's Biomass as Alternative to Petrol

EditorPierfrancesco Morganti

Hardcover | February 17, 2019

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The main aim of the current policy is to keep the environment in orbit with
economics at the center, not considering nature or environment as simple
commodities. Preserving planet Earth’s biodiversity is crucial in order to keep its
ecosystems in equilibrium.
For this purpose, it is necessary to produce goods and tools using bio and ecocompatible
methodologies whilst also increasing knowledge on the concept of
industrial sustainability. In fact, sustainability has to be based on the 3P pillars:
Planet, People and Profit, i.e., (a) the preservation of the planet’s environment; (b)
the respect of people’s safety and well-being, to meet the social expectations; (c) the
maintenance of the industrial profit to manufacture and compete at a global level.
Without entering into any kind of neoliberal education policy, this book aims
to present new ideas to encourage those in the manufacturing industry to use both
industrial and agricultural biomass in order to produce goods in a greener way. It
may also encourage scientists and marketing professionals to educate the
consumer on the necessity of maintaining biodiversity without impoverishing our
planet of crucial raw materials.

This book represents a good asset for graduate students, researchers,
academicians, and industrial experts working in the field of natural polymers who
wish to maintain the biodiversity of our planet, improving our quality of life by the
use of green bionanotechnologies.

Title:Bionanotechnology to Save the Environment: Plant and Fishery's Biomass as Alternative to PetrolFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:436 pages, 9.61 X 6.69 X 1.31 inShipping dimensions:436 pages, 9.61 X 6.69 X 1.31 inPublished:February 17, 2019Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:303842692X

ISBN - 13:9783038426929

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Table of Contents

PART I Introduction
1 Nanotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, and the Environment 3
PART II Biomass Renewable Raw Materials for a Green Economy
2 Sustainable Products: The Innovation Strategy for the European Chemical Industry 13
3 Biomass Waste—A Source of Raw Materials 18
4 Green-Bio-Economy and Bio-Nanotechnology for a More Sustainable Environment 39
5 Chitin Nanofibrils, a Natural Polymer from Fishery Waste: Nanoparticle and
Nanocomposite Characteristics 60
6 Cellulose and Lignin: The Abundant Renewable Polymers from Plant Biomass 82
7 Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers: Definitions, Standards, and Future
Perspectives 105
PART III Fundamentals
8 Lignin: Isolation, Structure and Valorisation 125
9 Cellulose Nanocrystals: Multifunctional Systems for Biomedical Applications 172
10 Chitin Nanofibrils-Chitosan Composite Films: Characterization and Properties 191
11 Baby Diapers Past and Present: A Critical Review 227
12 Production of Electrospun Nonwoven Materials as a Blending of Chitin Nanofibrils and Other Natural Polymers 239
PART IV Applications
13 Chitin-Hyaluronan Block Copolymeric Nanoparticles for Innovative Cosmeceuticals 251
14 Chitin Nanocomposite Scaffolds for Advanced Medications 260
15 Flexible Food Packaging Using Polymers from Biomass 272
16 Naturally-Made Hard Containers for Food Packaging: Actual and Future Perspectives 297
Biological Activity, Safety & Patent Application & Legal Considerations
17 Biological Activity of Innovative Polymeric Nanoparticles and Non–Woven Tissue 321
18 Clinical Activity of Innovative Non-Woven Tissues 340
19 EU Cosmetic Regulation: Quality Enhancement of Consumer and Environment Protection, Market Development 361
20 The Patent Protection of Nanotechnological Inventions: The European View 367
Subject Index 381
Glossary and Abbreviations 393