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Title Keratin as a protein biopolymer : extraction from waste biomass and applications / Swati Sharma, Ashok Kumar, editors
Edition 1st ed. 2019
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
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Series Springer series on polymer and composite materials
Contents Keratin; An Introduction.- Keratin Production and Its Applications: Current and Future Perspective.-Extraction and Characterization of Keratin from Different Biomasses.-Keratin Processing.-Degradation of Keratin Biomass by Different Microorganisms.-Keratin as a Biopolymer.-Keratin-Based Biofilms, Hydrogels, and Biofibers.-Keratin Based Biotechnological Applications
Summary This book provides information about the sources, structure, and properties of keratin as well as its applications. The extraction from different biomass sources (e.g. feathers, hairs, nails, horn, hoof, and claws) as well as the characterization methods of these extracted materials are explained. The development of bioproducts from keratins is challenging and limited since they are neither soluble in polar solvents nor in non-polar solvents. Therefore, the utilization of different microorganisms for the degradation of keratin is also discussed. The main aim of this book is to highlight the unique features of keratin and to update readers with the possible prospects to develop various value-added products from keratins. The book is highly interesting to researchers working in industry and academia on bioproducts, tissue engineering, biocomposites, biofilm, and biofibers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 30, 2018)
In Springer eBooks
Subject Chemistry
Sustainable development
Biochemical engineering
Environmental chemistry
Bioorganic chemistry
Biopolymers -- Biotechnology
Form Electronic book
Author Sharma, Swati, editor
Kumar, Ashok, 1963-, editor
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ISBN 9783030029012