Innovative Polymeric Adsorbents: Radiation-induced Graft Polymerization by Kyoichi SaitoInnovative Polymeric Adsorbents: Radiation-induced Graft Polymerization by Kyoichi Saito

Innovative Polymeric Adsorbents: Radiation-induced Graft Polymerization

byKyoichi Saito, Kunio Fujiwara, Takanobu Sugo

Hardcover | April 13, 2018

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This book presents the reader with a story-based narrative of discovery and development of radiation-induced graft polymerization. The report presented here accomplishes this by relating the inspiring account of research and development based on long-term collaboration among a professor, an engineer, and an entrepreneur. Their goal, ultimately successful, was to come up with a method for grafting functional polymer chains onto existing trunk polymers. The desired outcome was to produce feasible forms for practical use as adsorbents such as porous hollow-fiber membranes, porous sheets, nonwoven fabrics, and fibers. Adsorbents that specifically and efficiently bind to target ions and molecules are essential for capturing uranium species in seawater and antibody drugs in biological fluids and for removing metal ions from ultrapure water and radioactive cesium ions from contaminated water.

This unique volume, with its clearly written text and many illustrative figures and diagrams, demonstrates the advantages of the high-adsorption capacity and rate and the easy handling of new polymeric adsorbents over conventional adsorbents. The dynamic behavior of graft chains as described here is certain to appeal especially to chemists, physicists, and material scientists as well as to other readers with an interest in this valuable subject. 

Kyoichi SAITO is a Professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Tokyo. He has been researching the recovery and removal of metal ions and proteins using various forms of adsorbents prepared by radiation-i...
Title:Innovative Polymeric Adsorbents: Radiation-induced Graft PolymerizationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:185 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 2.49 inPublished:April 13, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811085625

ISBN - 13:9789811085628


Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals of Radiation-Induced Graft Polymerization.- 2. Scientific Findings on Graft Chains.- 3. Revolution in the Form of Polymeric Adsorbents 1: Porous Hollow-Fiber Membranes and Porous Sheets.- 4. Revolution in the Form of Polymeric Adsorbents 2: Fibers, Films, and Particles.- 5. Competition between Graft Chains and Rivals.- 6. Commercial Products by Radiation-Induced Graft Polymerization.