Polymers And The Environment

Author: G Scott
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1847551726
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Polymers And The Environment from the Author: G Scott. As environmental performance becomes increasingly important, the development of man-made polymers and their associated benefits has been overshadowed by problems relating to their ultimate disposal. In the light of wider acceptance of polymers for use in high technology applications, Polymers and the Environment aims to redress the balance. The book reviews the properties and industrial applications of polymers and discusses their environmental benefits compared with traditional materials. It also addresses the issues of polymer durability, recycling processes to aid waste minimization and biodegradable polymers. This text is intended to introduce the non-specialist reader to the benefits and limitations of polymeric materials from an environmental viewpoint, and will prove a useful book for both students and professionals.


Author: Adisa Azapagic
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 047030927X
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Polymers from the Author: Adisa Azapagic.

Environmental Impact Of Polymers

Author: Thierry Hamaide
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118827090
Size: 36.71 MB
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Environmental Impact Of Polymers from the Author: Thierry Hamaide. This text addresses the common negative perception of polymer materials on the environment with a thorough analysis of what really occurs when industry and academia collaborate to find environmental solutions. The book examines the environmental and social effects of polymer materials and explains methods of quantifying environmental performance. With an emphasis on the importance of education, the authors stress the importance of awareness and activity in negating polymers' environmental impact.

Properties And Behavior Of Polymers 2 Volume Set

Author: Wiley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118582837
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Properties And Behavior Of Polymers 2 Volume Set from the Author: Wiley. The book provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on the physical properties of polymers including, viscoelasticity, flammability, miscibility, optical properties, surface properties and more. Containing carefully selected reprints from the Wiley's renowned Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, this reference features the same breadth and quality of coverage and clarity of presentation found in the original.

Low Environmental Impact Polymers

Author: Nick Tucker
Publisher: iSmithers Rapra Publishing
ISBN: 9781859573846
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Low Environmental Impact Polymers from the Author: Nick Tucker. Low environmental impact polymers are designed to do exactly that: not cause much impact on the environment. This means that valuable resources such as landfill sites or mechanical recycling plants do not have to be used, thus saving both space and energy. This book describes the types of polymers that have a low-environmental impact and how they are used and what happens to them at the end of their useful life.

Environmental Impacts Of Traditional And Innovative Forest Based Bioproducts

Author: Andreja Kutnar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811006555
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Environmental Impacts Of Traditional And Innovative Forest Based Bioproducts from the Author: Andreja Kutnar. This book provides a comprehensive description of traditional and innovative forest-based bioproducts, from pulp and paper, wood-based composites and wood fuels to chemicals and fiber-based composites. The descriptions of different types of forest-based bioproducts are supplemented by the environmental impacts involved in their processing, use, and end-of-life phase. Further, the possibility of reusing, recycling and upgrading bioproducts at the end of their projected life cycle is discussed. As the intensity of demand for forest biomass is currently changing, forest-based industries need to respond with innovative products, business models, marketing and management. As such, the book concludes with a chapter on the bioproducts business and these products’ role in bioeconomies.

Life Cycle Assessment And Environmental Impact Of Polymeric Products

Author: T. J. O'Neill
Publisher: iSmithers Rapra Publishing
ISBN: 9781859573648
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Life Cycle Assessment And Environmental Impact Of Polymeric Products from the Author: T. J. O'Neill. This review describes the process of life cycle analysis in some detail. It describes the different organisations involved in researching and applying these techniques and the database resources being used to generate comparative reports. The overview explains the factors to be considered, the terminology, the organisations involved in developing these techniques and the legislation which is driving the whole process forward. The ISO standards relating to environmental management are also discussed briefly in the document. Design for the environment is covered in the report. This review is accompanied by summaries of selected papers on life cycle analysis and environmental impact from the Rapra Polymer Library database.

Polymer Composites Biocomposites

Author: Sabu Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527674241
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Polymer Composites Biocomposites from the Author: Sabu Thomas. Polymer composites are materials in which the matrix polymer is reinforced with organic/inorganic fillers of a definite size and shape, leading to enhanced performance of the resultant composite. These materials find a wide number of applications in such diverse fields as geotextiles, building, electronics, medical, packaging, and automobiles. This first systematic reference on the topic emphasizes the characteristics and dimension of this reinforcement. The authors are leading researchers in the field from academia, government, industry, as well as private research institutions across the globe, and adopt a practical approach here, covering such aspects as the preparation, characterization, properties and theory of polymer composites. The book begins by discussing the state of the art, new challenges, and opportunities of various polymer composite systems. Interfacial characterization of the composites is discussed in detail, as is the macro- and micromechanics of the composites. Structure-property relationships in various composite systems are explained with the help of theoretical models, while processing techniques for various macro- to nanocomposite systems and the influence of processing parameters on the properties of the composite are reviewed in detail. The characterization of microstructure, elastic, viscoelastic, static and dynamic mechanical, thermal, tribological, rheological, optical, electrical and barrier properties are highlighted, as well as their myriad applications. Divided into three volumes: Vol. 1. Macro- and Microcomposites; Vol. 2. Nanocomposites; and Vol. 3. Biocomposites.