Soil Degradable Bioplastics For A Sustainable Modern Agriculture

byMario Malinconico

Paperback | July 13, 2018

Soil Degradable Bioplastics For A Sustainable Modern Agriculture by Mario Malinconico
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This book shows how the use of biodegradable plastics in agriculture can have a profound positive impact on plasticulture. Starting with an organic chemistry approach to biodegradable and compostable plastics, both natural and synthetic, it then analyzes the technological and agronomic aspects of existing bioplastics for protected cultivation (mulching, direct cover, low tunnels). It describes the new sprayable biodegradable mulching method, which is based on the use of waterborne polysaccharides and cellulosic fibers. A further chapter describes the research and technology of biodegradable plastics for different agricultural practices. It also includes chapters on life cycle assessment (LCA) of biodegradable plastics for agriculture, and existing and developing standards in the field. It is a valuable resource for agronomists, chemical and materials engineers, polymer technologists and scientists, as well as for a more general readership interested in the application of green chemistry principles to the vast world of crop production.

Mario Malinconico < is Research Director at the Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials, National Research Council, Italy.



Dr. Mario Malinconico received his PhD in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Naples "Federico II" in 1979. He was a Research Assistant at the University of Liverpool in 1980. Today he is the Research Director of the Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB), Italian National Research Council, Naples, I...
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Title:Soil Degradable Bioplastics For A Sustainable Modern AgricultureFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:185 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:185 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:July 13, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3662571811

ISBN - 13:9783662571811

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