Compostable Polymer Materials

Author:   Ewa Rudnik (The Main School of Fire Service, Warsaw, Poland) ,  Ewa Rudnik (The Main School of Fire Service, Warsaw, Poland) ,  Ewa Rudnik (The Main School of Fire Service, Warsaw, Poland) ,  Ewa Rudnik (The Main School of Fire Service, Warsaw, Poland)
Publisher:   Elsevier Science & Technology
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9780080453712


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   20 December 2007
Replaced By:   9780080994383
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Compostable plastics undergo degradation by biological process during composting to yield CO2, water, inorganic compounds, and biomass at a rate consistent with other known compostable materials and leave no visible, distinguishable or toxic residue. Compostable packaging materials made from biopolymers are being introduced into the market to reduce the amounts of conventional packaging materials and at the same time allow recovery by municipal organic waste collection systems. Current legislation encourages polymer processors to seek more environmentally friendly materials with sustainable life cycles. Composting at the end of life will become an increasingly attractive route for the disposal of redundant polymers. This book provides up-to-date results and information about compostable polymer materials in a coherent and comprehensive manner. It covers the entire spectrum of preparation, properties, degradation, and environmental issues. The emphasis is on recent studies concerning compostability and ecotoxicological assessment of polymer materials - important issues from the ecological point of view. Moreover, the thermal behaviour of compostable polymers is described.Their price evolution over the last decade, an estimation of the market and future perspectives are presented. - Focus on the composting process, compostability standards, compost quality and composting studies - Coherent and uniformly presented information about methods of preparation; properties, processing and applications - Up-to-date information on ecotoxicity testing and studies of polymers - Overview of thermal stability and thermal degradation process of compostable polymer materials - Presents future perspectives of compostable polymers, including evolution of price during last decade - Information about waste management evolution in Europe, USA and Asia (China) with emphasis on composting during the last decade

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Author:   Ewa Rudnik (The Main School of Fire Service, Warsaw, Poland) ,  Ewa Rudnik (The Main School of Fire Service, Warsaw, Poland) ,  Ewa Rudnik (The Main School of Fire Service, Warsaw, Poland) ,  Ewa Rudnik (The Main School of Fire Service, Warsaw, Poland)
Publisher:   Elsevier Science & Technology
Imprint:   Elsevier Science Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 16.50cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 24.00cm
Weight:   0.576kg
ISBN:  

9780080453712


ISBN 10:   0080453716
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   20 December 2007
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Replaced By:   9780080994383
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
The supplier is temporarily out of stock of this item. It will be ordered for you on backorder and shipped when it becomes available.

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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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