Biopolymeric Nanomaterials Book

Biopolymeric Nanomaterials


  • Author : Shamsher S. Kanwar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-09-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 730
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323853286

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Biopolymeric Nanomaterials Excerpt :

Biopolymeric Nanomaterials: Fundamentals and Applications outlines the fundamental design concepts and emerging applications of biopolymeric nanomaterials. The book also provides information on emerging applications of biopolymeric nanomaterials, including in biomedicine, manufacturing and water purification, as well as assessing their physical, chemical and biological properties. This is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and biomedical scientists who are seeking to increase their understanding of how polymeric nanomaterials are being used for a range of biomedical and industrial applications. Biopolymeric nanomaterials refer to biocompatible nanomaterials, consisting of biopolymers, such as protein (silk, collagen, gelatin, ß-casein, zein, and albumin), protein-mimicked polypeptides and polysaccharides (chitosan, alginate, pullulan, starch, and heparin). Biopolymeric nanomaterials may be used as i) delivery systems for bioactive compounds in food application, (ii) for delivery of therapeutic molecules (drugs and genes), or for (iii) tissue engineering. Provides information on the design concepts and synthesis of biopolymeric nanomaterials in biomedical and industrial applications Highlights the major properties and processing methods for biopolymeric nanomaterials Assesses the major challenges of producing biopolymeric nanomaterials on an industrial scale

Biopolymer Based Nanomaterials in Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications Book

Biopolymer Based Nanomaterials in Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications


  • Author : Hriday Bera
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128208755

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Biopolymer Based Nanomaterials in Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications Excerpt :

Biopolymer-Based Nanomaterials in Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications presents a clear and detailed body of information on biopolymer chemistry and polymer sciences in drug delivery. The book covers the recently reported nanomaterials consisting of biopolymers such as polysaccharides (i.e., plant, animal, bacteria, algae and fungi-derived) and proteins in terms of their structures, synthetic protocols and characterizations. In addition, their applications as therapeutic drug and gene delivery carriers and in other biomedical fields are reviewed. This book compiles chapters contributed by internationally renowned scholars working in biopolymer-based nanomaterials, offering a wide vision on the new and ongoing potential of different biopolymeric nanomaterials. The information related to concepts, design protocols and applications of biopolymer-based nanoplatforms is presented here, with detailed chapters on Pectin based nanomaterials, Konjac glucomannan based nanomaterials, Guar gum-based nanomaterials, tailor-made gum Arabic based nanomaterials, among others. Such systems are widely being used as functional materials for drug delivery and other therapeutic applications. Provides a critical and detailed examination in the recent development of biopolymer-based nanomaterials Focuses on modified biopolymer-based, diverse cutting-edge techniques in drug delivery and biomedical applications Assesses the opportunities and challenges of biopolymer-based nano-carriers in pharmaceutical and biomedical fields

Emerging Contaminants Book

Emerging Contaminants


  • Author : Jeyaseelan Aravind
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2022-03-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110751727

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Emerging Contaminants Excerpt :

The increased demand due to anthropogenic activity leads to emerging contaminants, resulting in a substantial environmental hazard. The long-term presence and exposure of contaminants lead to severe negative impacts on the environment, humans, and other life forms. Hence, emerging contaminants in the environment is a worldwide concern, and new technologies to mitigate these contaminants are being developed. This book covers the source, occurrence, toxicity, and detection techniques of a wide range of emerging contaminants. This collection also discusses the scope and applications of diverse techniques, including Bio/Phyto and Nano-remediation technologies, to mitigate the emerging contaminants; along with their sustainability issue and prospects. As a result, this book appears to provide insight into several modern and environmentally friendly waste management options, the possibility to minimize and lessen the effects of contaminants, and striving to lower toxicological endpoints to assure environmental safety. This book delivers the most recent advancements by prominent specialists in environmental sciences to academics, researchers, students, and practitioners interested in the identification and eradication of emerging pollutants from the environment.

Tailor Made and Functionalized Biopolymer Systems Book

Tailor Made and Functionalized Biopolymer Systems


  • Author : Hriday Bera
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-07-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 788
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128214572

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Tailor Made and Functionalized Biopolymer Systems Excerpt :

Tailor-Made and Functionalized Biopolymer Systems: For Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications covers the design and application of these functionalized and tailor-made biopolymers and biopolymer systems intended for drug delivery and biomedical applications. Various concepts, design protocols and biomedical applications of tailor-made biopolymer systems are covered, guiding the reader from theoretical knowledge to practical application. Authored by an array of experts from global institutions, this book offers an interdisciplinary approach to how tailor-made biopolymers lead to novel drug delivery and treatment solutions. This will be a useful reference to a broad audience, including biomedical engineers, materials scientists, pharmacologists and chemists. Provides a concise overview of tailor-made and functionalized biopolymer systems for biomedical applications Covers a range of modified biopolymers, biopolymeric composites and biopolymer-based systems in drug delivery, development of artificial organs, diagnostic applications, and more Describes characterization, synthesis and functionalization of biopolymers and biopolymers systems

Biotechnology for Zero Waste Book

Biotechnology for Zero Waste


  • Author : Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2022-03-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 604
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527348985

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Biotechnology for Zero Waste Excerpt :

Biotechnology for Zero Waste The use of biotechnology to minimize waste and maximize resource valorization In Biotechnology for Zero Waste: Emerging Waste Management Techniques, accomplished environmental researchers Drs. Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain and Ravi Kumar Kadeppagari deliver a robust exploration of the role of biotechnology in reducing waste and creating a zero-waste environment. The editors provide resources covering perspectives in waste management like anaerobic co-digestion, integrated biosystems, immobilized enzymes, zero waste biorefineries, microbial fuel cell technology, membrane bioreactors, nano biomaterials, and more. Ideal for sustainability professionals, this book comprehensively sums up the state-of-the-art biotechnologies powering the latest advances in zero-waste strategies. The renowned contributors address topics like bioconversion and biotransformation and detail the concept of the circular economy. Biotechnology for Zero Waste effectively guides readers on the path to creating sustainable products from waste. The book also includes: A thorough introduction to modern perspectives on zero waste drives, including anaerobic co-digestion as a smart approach for enhancing biogas production Comprehensive explorations of bioremediation for zero waste, biological degradation systems, and bioleaching and biosorption of waste Practical discussions of bioreactors for zero waste and waste2energy with biotechnology An in-depth examination of emerging technologies, including nanobiotechnology for zero waste and the economics and commercialization of zero waste biotechnologies Perfect for process engineers, natural products, environmental, soil, and inorganic chemists, Biotechnology for Zero Waste: Emerging Waste Management Techniques will also earn a place in the libraries of food technologists, biotechnologists, agricultural scientists, and microbiologists.

Synthesis and Applications of Biopolymer Composites Book

Synthesis and Applications of Biopolymer Composites


  • Author : Ana María Díez-Pascual
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039211326

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Synthesis and Applications of Biopolymer Composites Excerpt :

This book, as a collection of 17 research articles, provides a selection of the most recent advances in the synthesis, characterization, and applications of environmentally friendly and biodegradable biopolymer composites and nanocomposites. Recently, the demand has been growing for a clean and pollution-free environment and an evident target regarding the minimization of fossil fuel usage. Therefore, much attention has been focused on research to replace petroleum-based commodity plastics by biodegradable materials arising from biological and renewable resources. Biopolymers—polymers produced from natural sources either chemically from a biological material or biosynthesized by living organisms—are suitable alternatives for addressing these issues due to their outstanding properties, including good barrier performance, biodegradation ability, and low weight. However, they generally possess poor mechanical properties, a short fatigue life, low chemical resistance, poor long-term durability, and limited processing capability. In order to overcome these deficiencies, biopolymers can be reinforced with fillers or nanofillers (with at least one of their dimensions in the nanometer range). Bionanocomposites are advantageous for a wide range of applications, such as in medicine, pharmaceutics, cosmetics, food packaging, agriculture, forestry, electronics, transport, construction, and many more.

Advanced Biopolymeric Systems for Drug Delivery Book

Advanced Biopolymeric Systems for Drug Delivery


  • Author : Amit Kumar Nayak
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030469238

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Advanced Biopolymeric Systems for Drug Delivery Excerpt :

This book discusses the recent innovations in the development of various advanced biopolymeric systems, including gels, in situ gels, hydrogels, interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs), polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs), graft co-polymers, stimuli-responsive polymers, polymeric nanoparticles, nanocomposites, polymeric micelles, dendrimers, liposomes and scaffolds. It also examines their applications in drug delivery.

Nanomaterials for Food Applications Book

Nanomaterials for Food Applications


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-11-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128141311

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Nanomaterials for Food Applications Excerpt :

Nanomaterials for Food Applications highlights recent developments in nanotechnologies, covering the different food areas where these novel products or technologies can be applied. The book covers five major themes, showing how nanotechnology is used in food, the use of ingredients in nanoform to improve bioavailability or nanoencapsulation technologies, nanotechnologies for food processing, nanosensors for food quality and safety, nanotechnologies for food packaging, and methods to evaluate potential risks and regulatory issues. This is an important research reference that will be of great value to academic and industrial readers, as topics of importance, both at a research level and for commercial applications, are covered. Regulatory agencies will also be interested in the latest developments covered in the book as they will help set the foundation for further regulations. Demonstrates how nanotechnology can improve food quality and safety Shows how nanotechnology is used to create more effective food processing techniques Discusses the regulatory issues surrounding the use of nanomaterials in food to ensure they are used safely and responsibly

Advanced Nanomaterials for Wastewater Remediation Book
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Advanced Nanomaterials for Wastewater Remediation


  • Author : Ravindra Kumar Gautam
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498753357

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Advanced Nanomaterials for Wastewater Remediation Excerpt :

Contamination of aqueous environments by hazardous chemical compounds is the direct cause of the decline of safe clean water supply throughout the globe. The use of unconventional water sources such as treated wastewater will be a new norm. Emerging nanotechnological innovations have great potential for wastewater remediation processes. Applications that use smart nanomaterials of inorganic and organic origin improve treatment efficiency and lower energy requirements. This book describes the synthesis, fabrication, and application of advanced nanomaterials in water treatment processes; their adsorption, transformation into low toxic forms, or degradation phenomena, and the adsorption and separation of hazardous dyes, organic pollutants, heavy metals and metalloids from aqueous solutions. It explains the use of different categories of nanomaterials for various pollutants and enhances understanding of nanotechnology-based water remediation to make it less toxic and reusable.

Biopolymer Based Composites Book

Biopolymer Based Composites


  • Author : Sougata Jana
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-06-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081019153

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Biopolymer Based Composites Excerpt :

Biopolymer-Based Composites: Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications presents a comprehensive review on recent developments in biopolymer-based composites and their use in drug delivery and biomedical applications. The information contained in this book is critical for the more efficient use of composites, as detailed up-to-date information is a pre-requirement. The information provided brings cutting-edge developments to the attention of young investigators to encourage further advances in the field of bio-composite research. Currently, biopolymers are being investigated for the design of various drug delivery and biomedical devices due to their non-toxic, biodegradable and biocompatible nature. Mostly, biopolymer-based solid orals, gels, hydrogel beads, and transdermal matrices have been designed in order to control drug/protein release in simulated bio-fluids. Presents the most updated information in the field of pharmaceutical and biological sciences Contains color figures and illustrations to help users understand key topics Useful guide for young researchers working towards new innovations Includes chapters covered by eminent scientists in the field

Recent Advances in Wound Healing Book

Recent Advances in Wound Healing


  • Author : Shahin Aghaei
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2022-03-02
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839685729

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Recent Advances in Wound Healing Excerpt :

The human wound-healing process could be divided into four discrete phases, which have also been indicated as the hemostasis, the inflammatory, the proliferation, and the remodeling phase. For a wound to be healed efficaciously, all four phases must sequentially happen at an expected time setting. Numerous aspects can hinder one or more stages of this procedure, thus can cause inappropriate or diminished wound healing. This book reviews the recent literature on the most significant factors that affect wound healing and the potential cellular and/or molecular mechanisms involved. The factors discussed include physiology of wound healing, interferon, stem cells and photobiomodulation, chronic venous ulcer, chronic fistula, bionanomaterials, topical antiseptic agents, including silver and sodium hypochlorite solution, diabetic ulcers, and nutritional supplements such as copper.

Smart Materials for Waste Water Applications Book

Smart Materials for Waste Water Applications


  • Author : Ajay Kumar Mishra
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-02-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119041207

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Smart Materials for Waste Water Applications Excerpt :

Smart materials are used to develop more cost-effective and high-performance water treatment systems as well as instant and continuous ways to monitor water quality. Smart materials in water research have been extensively utilized for the treatment, remediation, and pollution prevention. Smart materials can maintain the long term water quality, availability and viability of water resource. Thus, water via smart materials can be reused, recycled, desalinized and also it can detect the biological and chemical contamination whether the source is from municipal, industrial or man-made waste. The 15 state-of-the-art review chapters contained in this book cover the recent advancements in the area of waste water, as well as the prospects about the future research and development of smart materials for the waste water applications in the municipal, industrial and manmade waste areas. Treatment techniques (nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, adsorption and nano-reactive membranes) are also covered in-depth. The chapters are divided into three groups: The first section includes the various carbon nanomaterials (such as carbon nanotubes, mixed oxides) with a focus on use of carbon at nanoscale applied for waste water research. The second section focuses on synthetic nanomaterials for pollutants removal. The third section highlights the bio-polymeric nanomaterials where the authors have used the natural polymers matrices in a composite and nanocomposite material for waste treatment. The large number of researchers working in the area will benefit from the fundamental concepts, advanced approaches and application of the various smart materials towards waste water treatment that are described in the book. It will also provide a platform for the researchers and graduate students to carry out advanced research and understand the building blocks.

Nanotechnology in Edible Food Packaging Book

Nanotechnology in Edible Food Packaging


  • Author : Vimal Katiyar
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-03-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813361690

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Nanotechnology in Edible Food Packaging Excerpt :

p="" This volume delivers a systematic overview of nanotechnology in the development of edible food packaging with noteworthy characteristics for improved food quality. It covers current research trends, history outlines, and state of the global marketin combination with associated biomaterials and synthesis strategies. The contents detail the use of various emerging bionanostructured materials such as cellulose nanostructures, chitosan nanostructures, and more.It further deliberates an in-depth discussion on various synthesis strategies and routes for the development of edible food packaging in terms of utilizing various nanosystems such as polymeric nanocomposites, nanoencapsulation systems, nanoemulsion systems, and others.Further, it also discusses experimental practices for bionanostructured and edible packaging materials to check the effectivity in terms of offering enhanced shelf life of food products. It also touches upon the socio-techno challenges in-line with developing edible packaging materials using nanotechnology for high performance packaging application. The book is an excellent guide for both the academia and industry especially early career professionals in edible food packaging sectors for selecting proper biomaterial involvingbiofillers, modifiers, cross linkers, compatibilizers and others to enhance the property of edible food packaging for targeted features. ^

Green Nanomaterials Book

Green Nanomaterials


  • Author : Shakeel Ahmed
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811535604

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Green Nanomaterials Excerpt :

This book comprises a collection of chapters on advances in green nanomaterials. The book looks at ways to establish long‐term safe and sustainable forms of nanotechnology through implementation of nanoparticle biosynthesis with minimum impact on the ecosystem. The book looks at synthesis, processing, and applications of metal and metal oxide nanomaterials and also at bio-nanomaterials. The contents of this book will prove useful for researchers and professionals working in the field of nanomaterials and green technology.

Biopolymer Nanostructures for Food Encapsulation Purposes Book

Biopolymer Nanostructures for Food Encapsulation Purposes


  • Author : Seid Mahdi Jafari
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 668
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128156643

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Biopolymer Nanostructures for Food Encapsulation Purposes Excerpt :

Biopolymer Nanostructures for Food Encapsulation Purposes, a volume in the Nanoencapsulation in the Food Industry series, guides readers on how to fabricate and apply nanostructures from different proteins, carbohydrates and chemical sources for food encapsulation purposes. This book covers recent and applied research in all disciplines of bioactive and nutrient delivery. Chapters emphasize original results relating to experimental, theoretical, formulations and/or applications of nano-structured biopolymers. Includes updated applications of biopolymer nanostructures from different protein, carbohydrate and chemical sources Discloses the current knowledge and potential of biopolymer nanostructures Brings the novel applications of biopolymer nanostructures for the development of bioactive delivery systems together