Compostable Polymer Materials

Author:   Ewa Rudnik (The Main School of Fire Service, Warsaw, Poland)
Publisher:   Elsevier Health Sciences
Edition:   2nd edition
ISBN:  

9780080994383


Pages:   410
Publication Date:   05 June 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Compostable Polymer Materials, Second Edition, deals with the environmentally important family of polymers designed to be disposed of in industrial and municipal compost facilities after their useful life. These compostable plastics undergo degradation and leave no visible, distinguishable, or toxic residue. Environmental concerns and legislative measures taken in different regions of the world make composting an increasingly attractive route for the disposal of redundant polymers. This book covers the entire spectrum of preparation, degradation, and evironmental issues related to compostable polymers. It emphasizes recent studies concerning compostability and ecotoxilogical assessment of polymer materials. It descibes the thermal behavior, including flammability properties, of compostable polymers. It also explores possible routes of compostable polymers waste disposal through an ecological lens. Finally, the book examines the economic factors at work, including price evolution over the past decade, the current market, and future perspectives. Compostable Polymer Materials is an essential resource for graduate students and scientists working in chemistry, materials science, ecology, and environmental science.

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Author:   Ewa Rudnik (The Main School of Fire Service, Warsaw, Poland)
Publisher:   Elsevier Health Sciences
Imprint:   Elsevier / The Lancet
Edition:   2nd edition
Weight:   0.780kg
ISBN:  

9780080994383


ISBN 10:   0080994385
Pages:   410
Publication Date:   05 June 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Compostable Polymer Materials - Definitions, Structure, and Methods of Preparation 3. Properties and Applications 4. Thermal and Thermooxidative Degradation 5. Composting Methods and Legislation 6. Biodegradability Testing of Compostable Polymer Materials Under Laboratory Conditions 7. Biodegradation of Compostable Polymer Materials Under Real Conditions 8. Biodegradation of Compostable Polymer Materials in Various Environments 9. Ecotoxicological Assessement 10. Environmental Impact of Compostable Polymer Materials 11. Waste Treatment of Bio-based Compostable Polymers 12. Perspectives

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Professor Ewa Rudnik works at the Faculty of Fire Engineering, The Main School of Fire Service, Warsaw, Poland. Professor Rudnik is actively engaged in the dissemination of new knowledge concerning the biodegradation behavior and mechanisms of specific polymers in soil and under composting conditions. In 2002, she carried out the study as a research guest at GSF- National Research Center for Environment and Health in Neuherberg/Munich (Germany). Additionally, Professor Rudnik was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Agricultural University of Athens in the research group of Professor Demetres Briassoulis. Professor Rudnik's publications address important issues related to environmental safety, including 1 monography, 3 book chapters, publications, seminars, and lectures aimed at scientists and students, as well as people interested in the fields of ecology and environmental science.

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