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Title Biotechnology in biopolymers developments : applications & challenging areas / edited by Atul Tiwari and Ravi B. Srivastava
Published Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire : Smithers Rapra, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x [that is xx], 498 pages) : illustrations
Contents Biopolymers: an indispensable tool for biotechnology -- Spectroscopic analysis of biopolymers -- Thermal analysis of biopolymer materials for high-performance applications -- Mechanical properties of biopolymers -- Natural fibres and their use in the production of biocomposites -- Lignin: amorphous natural biopolymer-based blends and composites for various applications -- Biodegradable polymers and polymeric composites -- Smart chitosan matrices for application to cholesterol biosensors -- Biopolymeric scaffolds for tissue engineering -- Biopolymer/ionic polymer composite artificial muscles -- Silicone polymers in biomedical engineering applications -- Biotechnology of the silk proteins: challenges, approaches and applications -- Plasticulture for agriculture and food security -- Adoption of biopolymers: an analysis based on American, Japanese and European patent data
Summary This book provides up-to-date information on developments in the field of biopolymers. Each chapter details methods and techniques of synthesis and characterization, degradation of materials and industrial applications as well as current trends and future challenges. It will be useful for students and researchers working in biotech and polymer research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page x) and index
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Subject Biopolymers -- Biotechnology.
Biopolymers.
Biotechnology.
Form Electronic book
Author Srivastava, Ravi B. (Ravi Bihari), 1955-
Tiwari, Atul.
ISBN 1621980111 (electronic bk.)
1847355447 (electronic bk.)
9781621980117 (electronic bk.)
9781847355447 (electronic bk.)
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