eBook Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857097822
  • ISBN-13: 9780857097828
  • DDC: 620.118
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 512 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

Concerns about global warming and the depletion of oil reserves have led to significant research into more sustainable composite materials made from natural materials. Recently, research has focussed on the development of nanoscale reinforcements for this new group of composites, significantly improving and extending their range of desirable properties. Environmentally friendly polymer nanocomposites summarises this wealth of research and its practical implications.After an introduction to the subject, part one looks at matrix and reinforcement materials as well as their characterisation. Part two reviews key properties such as tensile and dynamic mechanical properties and thermal stability. It also considers issues such as barrier properties, biodegradability, rheology, electrical and thermal conductivity. The book concludes by reviewing potential applications.This book is ideal for polymer and material scientists, researchers and engineers. It will also help industrial researchers and R&D managers who want to bring advanced eco-friendly polymer composite-based products into the market.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the Author.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering.
Preface.
1: Types, Processing and Characterization.
2: Introduction to Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites.
3: Environmentally Friendly Polymer Matrices for Composites.
4: Environmentally Friendly Nanofillers as Reinforcements for Composites.
5: Techniques for Characterizing the Structure and Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites.
6: Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites Using Polymer Matrices from Renewable Sources.
7: Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites Using Polymer Matrices from Fossil Fuel Sources.
8: Processing of Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposite Foams for Packaging and Other Applications.
9: Properties.
10: Tensile Properties of Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites Using Biodegradable Polymer Matrices and Clay/carbon Nanotube (CNT) Reinforcements.
11: Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites Using Biodegradable Polymer Matrices and Clay/carbon Nanotube (CNT) Reinforcements.
12: Thermal Stability and Flammability of Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites Using Biodegradable Polymer Matrices and Clay/carbon Nanotube (CNT) Reinforcements.
13: Barrier Properties of Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites Using Biodegradable Polymer Matrices and Clay/carbon Nanotube (CNT) Reinforcements.
14: Crystallization Behavior, Kinetics and Morphology of Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites Using Biodegradable Polymer Matrices and Clay/carbon Nanotube (CNT) Reinforcements.
15: Biodegradation Behavior of Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites Using Biodegradable Polymer Matrices and Clay/carbon (CNT) Reinforcements.
16: Rheological Properties of Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites (EFPNCs) Using Biodegradable Polymer Matrices and Clay/carbon Nanotube (CNT) Reinforcements.
17: Electrical and Thermal Conductivity of Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites (EFPNCs) Using Biodegradable Polymer Matrices and Clay/carbon Nanotube (CNT) Reinforcements.
18: Summary.
19: Applications, Environmental Impact and Future Development of Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites (EFPNCs).
Index.