Environmental Silicate Nano-Biocomposites

  • Luc Avérous
  • Eric Pollet

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Luc Avérous, Eric Pollet
    Pages 1-11
  3. Luc Avérous, Eric Pollet
    Pages 13-39
  4. Faïza Bergaya, Maguy Jaber, Jean-François Lambert
    Pages 41-75
  5. Masami Okamoto
    Pages 77-118
  6. Samira Benali, Philippe Dubois
    Pages 119-142
  7. David Plackett
    Pages 143-163
  8. Eric Pollet, Luc Avérous
    Pages 219-235
  9. Andrea Sorrentino, Giuliana Gorrasi, Vittoria Vittoria
    Pages 237-264
  10. Sergio Bocchini, Giovanni Camino
    Pages 265-285
  11. Analía Vazquez, Viviana P. Cyras, Vera A. Alvarez, Juan I. Moran
    Pages 287-321
  12. Hélène Angellier-Coussy, Emmanuelle Gastaldi
    Pages 323-343
  13. Xiaoqing Zhang, Katherine Dean
    Pages 345-363
  14. Margarita Darder, Pilar Aranda, Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky
    Pages 365-391
  15. Alfonso Jiménez, Roxana A. Ruseckaite
    Pages 393-408
  16. Melissa A. L. Nikolić, Katherine Dean, Peter J. Halley
    Pages 409-442
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 443-447

About this book


Environmental Silicate Nano-Biocomposites focuses on nano-biocomposites, which are obtained by the association of silicates such as bioclays with biopolymers. By highlighting recent developments and findings, green and biodegradable nano-composites from both renewable and biodegradable polymers are explored. This includes coverage of potential markets such as packaging, agricultures, leisure and the fast food industry.

The knowledge and experience of more than twenty international experts in diverse fields, from chemical and biochemical engineering to applications, is brought together in four different sections covering:

Biodegradable polymers and Silicates,
Clay/Polyesters Nano-biocomposites,
Clay/Agropolymers Nano-biocomposites, and
Applications and biodegradation of Nano-biocomposites.

By exploring the relationships between the biopolymer structures, the processes, and the final properties Environmental Silicate Nano-Biocomposites explains how to design nano-materials to develop new, valuable, environmentally friendly properties and uses. The combination of fundamental and applied science makes this an ideal reference for a range of readers from students and lecturers to material and polymer scientists and even industrial engineers who are interested in bringing new environmental nano-materials to the current market.


Environmental Nanomaterials Green Nanocomposites Nanocomposite Materials Renewable Polymers Sustainable Material

Editors and affiliations

  • Luc Avérous
    • 1
  • Eric Pollet
    • 2
  1. 1., LIPHT-ECPMUniversity of StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2., LIPHT-ECPMUniversity of StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4101-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4108-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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