Biopolymers: Structure, Performance and Applications


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Series: Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI007000

The present book describes the structure, performance and applications of biopolymers. It contains thirteen chapters: Chapter One describes the general introduction of biopolymers, while Chapter Two deals with environmental perspectives that biopolymers are involved in. Chapter Three deals with the surface nanostructuring of biopolymers for tissue engineering. Chapter Four describes the nanomaterials as an emerging opportunity for purifying drinking water. Chapter Five is based on the microalgal engineering of biopolymers, while Chapter Six contains information on the lignocellulosic biomass used to obtain polyhydroxybutyrate as a biopolymer under. Chapter Seven mainly discusses chitosan as a biomedical material (properties and applications), and Chapter Eight introduces details about gum ghatti (Anogeissus latifolia), a proteinaceous edible biopolymer and its multifaceted biological applications. Chapter Nine describes the recent advances in biopolymers for innovative food packaging, while Chapter Ten discusses the potential production of polyhydroxybutyrate from renewable feedstocks. Chapter Eleven contains information about biopolymer stabilization of fly ash and coal mine overburden for erosion resistance, whereas Chapter Twelve describes in detail the structure, features and applications of biopolymers. Finally, Chapter Thirteen summarizes the recent trends concerning biopolymers.

The current book will be highly beneficial to researchers working in the area of biopolymers, polymer chemistry, materials science, engineering, drug delivery, medicine, waste management, environmental science and waste water research. This book also covers information concerning natural biopolymers, biotechnology, biocomposites and bioplastics for a variety of environmental applications. The potential researchers working in the area will benefit from the fundamental concepts, advanced approaches and applications. The book also provides a platform for all researchers to carry out biopolymer research mainly towards its structure, performance and application, and also covers fundamental background information in the area. The book also covers recent advancements in the area as well as prospects about the future research and development of biopolymers. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A General Introduction to Biopolymers
E. Vunain, B. B. Mamba and A. K. Mishra (Nanotechnology and Water sustainability Research Unit, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa)

Chapter 2. Biopolymers and Environmental Perspectives
Sukanchan Palitand Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain (Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Energy Acres, Uttarakhand, India)

Chapter 3. Surface Nanostructuring of Biopolymers for Tissue Engineering
P. Slepièka, N. Slepièková Kasálková, I. Michaljanièová, P. Juøík, Z. Kolská and V. Švorèík (Department of Solid State Engineering, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 4. Nanomaterials as an Emerging Opportunity to Procure Safe Drinking Water
Sapna, Rekha Sharma and Dinesh Kumar (Department of Chemistry, Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India, and others)

Chapter 5. Microalgal Engineering of Biopolymers
Michele Greque de Morais, Cleber Klasener da Silva, Ana Paula Aguiar Cassuriaga, Ana Priscila Centeno da Rosa and Jorge Alberto Vieira Costa (College of Chemistry and Food Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, RS, Brazil)

Chapter 6. Using the Lignocellulosic Biomass to Obtain Polyhydroxybutyrate as a Biopolymer under the Biorefinery Concept
Valentina Aristizábal Marulanda, Christian David Botero Gutierrez, Ángela Andrea González, Oscar Hernán Giraldo, and Carlos Ariel Cardona Alzate (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales campus, Manizales, Colombia)

Chapter 7. Chitosan as a Biomedical Material: Properties and Applications
Awanish Kumar and Ashwini Kumar (Department of Biotechnology, National Institute of Technology Raipur, Raipur (Chhattisgarh), India)

Chapter 8. Gum Ghatti (Anogeissuslatifolia), a Proteinaceous Edible Biopolymer and Its Multifaceted Biological Applications
Aruna Jyothi Kora (National Centre for Compositional Characterisation of Materials (NCCCM), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), ECIL PO, Hyderabad, India)

Chapter 9. Recent Advances in Bio-Polymers for Innovative Food Packaging
Suvam Nag Chowdhury, Sananda Nag, Ashish, and Kumud Malika Tripathi (Global Business Solutions, R & D General Mills, Mumbai, India, and others)

Chapter 10. The Potential Production of Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) from Renewable Feedstocks
Christian David Botero Gutiérrez, Ashley Sthefanía Caballero Galván and Carlos Ariel Cardona Álzate (Instituto de Biotecnología y Agroindustria, Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales, Colombia)

Chapter 11. The Biopolymer Stabilization of Fly Ash and Coal Mine Overburden for Erosion Resistance
Mahasakti Mahamaya and Sarat Kumar Das (Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India, and others)

Chapter 12. Biopolymers: Structure, Features and Applications
Ritu Painuli, Sapna Raghav and Dinesh Kumar (Department of Chemistry, Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India, and others)

Chapter 13. Biopolymers: Recent Trends and Their Applications
Pradeep Pratap Singha and Ambikab (Department of Chemistry, Swami Shraddhan and College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, and others)

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The current book will be highly beneficial to the researchers working in the area of biopolymers, polymer chemistry, materials science, engineering, drug delivery, medicine, waste management, environmental science and waste water research. Book also covers about natural biopolymers, biotechnology, bio-composites and bioplastics for variety of environmental applications.


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