Low-Density Polyethylene: Properties and Applications


Johan Geisler (Editor)

Series: Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: TEC021000

Low-Density Polyethylene: Properties and Applications examines the rheology of low-density Pply(ethylene)-based systems. Processing this commodity, alone or in combination with different micro/nano-fillers, requires a deep knowledge of its rheological behavior in order to set up the process parameters.

Following this, the comprehensive research progress on low-density polyethylene is reviewed, and the mechanisms of low-density polyethylene biodegradation are summarized. Additionally, the effect of microorganisms on low-density polyethylene and products of this degradation with their level of toxicity is discussed.
Later, the authors focus on the different types of low-density polyethylene, microorganism-mediated degradation, changes in the physiological properties of low-density polyethylene post degradation and its applications in other fields.

The detailed knowledge of preferential sorption is studied in an effort to reveal new information regarding low-density polyethylene properties. Consequently, the usage of low-density polyethylene in membrane separations is promoted.



Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Rheological Behavior of Low-Density Poly(Ethylene) and of Its Composites
(Rossella Arrigo and Giulio Malucelli, Politecnico di Torino, Department of Applied Science and Technology and Local INSTM Unit, Alessandria, Italy)

Chapter 2. A Comprehensive Study on Biodegradation Process of Low Density Polyethylene by Microorganisms
(Seyyed Mojtaba Mousavi, Maryam Zarei, Seyyed Alireza Hashemi, Wei-Hung Chiang, Ahmad Gholami and Yasin Sadeghipoor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, and others)

Chapter 3. Biotransformation Rendered by Microbes on Various LDPE
(Anushree Suresh and Jayanthi Abraham, Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory, School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India)

Chapter 4. Membrane Separations Using Low-Density Polyethylene Membranes
(Alena Randová, Lidmila Bartovská and Karel Friess, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Prague, Czech Republic)


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