Biodegradable and Biocompatible Polymer Composites: Processing, Properties and Applications begins by discussing the current state-of-the-art, new challenges and opportunities for various biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composite systems. Interfacial characterization of composites and the structure-property relationships in various composite systems are explained in detail via a theoretical model.
Processing techniques for various macro and nanocomposite systems and the influence of processing parameters on properties of the composite are also reviewed in detail. The characterization of microstructure, elastic, visco-elastic, static and dynamic mechanical, thermal, rheological, optical, and electrical properties are highlighted, as are a broad range of applications.
The book is a useful reference resource for both researchers and engineers working in composites materials science, biotechnology and nanotechnology, and is also useful for students attending chemistry, physics, and materials science and engineering courses.
Presents recent outcomes and highlights the going importance of biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composites and their impact on the environment
Analyzes all the main processing techniques, characterization and applications of biodegradable composites
Written by leading international experts working in the field of biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composites
Covers a broad range of application fields, including medical and pharmaceutical, agricultural, packaging and transport