Aquatic Biopolymers: Understanding their Industrial Significance and Environmental Implications


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Aquatic Biopolymers: Understanding their Industrial Significance and Environmental Implications Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer Nature Switzerland AG Pages: 359 Illustrations and other contents: XVIII, 359 p. Language: English ISBN: 9783030347086 Categories: , ,

This book presents a comprehensive survey about the most recent development in industrial application, processing techniques and modifications from polymers from marine sources. It systematically introduces the reader to the biomaterials Chitin, Collagen, Alginates, Cellulose and Polyesters and links their interwoven industrial significance and environmental implications. The book elucidates the impact of industrial sourcing of the aquatic system for organic and inorganic matter on the environment and deepens the understanding of the industrial and economic significance of aquatic biopolymers. Further it addresses the question how to balance the conservation of the aquatic life and the industrial and economic interest in developing biodegradable alternatives for plastic. Thus the book will appeal to scientists in the field of chemistry, materials and polymer science as well as engineering.

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Author Biography

Dr Ololade Olatunji graduated from Loughborough University, UK with a PhD In Chemical engineering. She edited and co-authored the book "Natural polymers, industry techniques and Application" published by Springer in 2016. She has also published journal papers in the area of polymer processing with particular interest in biopolymers in transdermal drug delivery and food. She is currently a senior lecturer at University of Lagos, Nigeria.