Biodegradability of Conventional Plastics

Opportunities, Challenges, and Misconceptions

Anjana Sarkar (Redaktør) ; Bhasha Sharma (Redaktør) ; Shashank Shekhar (Redaktør)

Biodegradability of Conventional Plastics: Opportunities, Challenges, and Misconceptions brings together innovative research on the biodegradability of conventional plastics, providing an extensive overview of approaches and strategies that may be implemented, while also highlighting other methods for alleviating the eventual environmental impact of plastics. Les mer
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Biodegradability of Conventional Plastics: Opportunities, Challenges, and Misconceptions brings together innovative research on the biodegradability of conventional plastics, providing an extensive overview of approaches and strategies that may be implemented, while also highlighting other methods for alleviating the eventual environmental impact of plastics. The book begins by providing a lifecycle assessment of plastics, the environmental impact of plastic waste, and the factors that affect the biodegradability of plastics. The different categories and terminologies surrounding bio-based plastics and biodegradable plastics are then defined and explained in detail, as are the issues surrounding bioplastics.

Other sections discuss biodegradability, approaches for enhanced biodegradability of various major types of plastics, including polyolefins, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polystyrene, poly(vinyl chloride), automotive plastics and composites, and agricultural plastic waste. The final part of the book focuses on further techniques and emerging areas, including the utilization of chemical additives, nanomaterials, the role of microbes in terms of microbial degradation and microbial attaching, revalorization of plastic waste through industrial biotechnology, and future opportunities and challenges.
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Forlag: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9780323898584
Format: 24 x 19 cm
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1. Life cycle assessment and environmental impact of plastic waste
2. Composition, properties, and other factors that influence the biodegradability of plastics
3. Bioplastics, biodegradable plastics, and degradation in natural environments
4. Bioplastics overview: are bioplastics the panacea for our environmental woes?
5. Generation and impact of microplastics and nanoplastics from bioplastic sources
6. Biodegradability of synthetic plastics: effective degradation mechanisms
7. Biodegradability of polyolefins: Processes and procedures
8. Biodegradability and current status of polyethylene terephthalate
9. Biodegradability and bioremediation of polystyrene-based pollutants
10. Biodegradability of poly (vinyl chloride)
11. Biodegradability of automotive plastics and composites
12. Biodegradability of agricultural plastic waste
13. Utilization of chemical additives to enhance biodegradability of plastics
14. The role of nanomaterials in plastics biodegradability
15. Microbial attachment studies on “plastic-specific” microorganisms
16. Plastic waste to plastic value: Role of industrial biotechnology
17. Future prospects for the biodegradability of conventional plastics
Anjana Sarkar, Head of Department and Professor, Department of Chemistry, Netaji Subhas University of Technology, Delhi, India Prof. Anjana Sarkar is currently Head of the Department of Chemistry at Netaji Subhas University of Technology. With 37 years of teaching and research experience at Netaji Subhas University of Technology, she has published various papers in national and international journals. Prof. Sarkar completed an AICTE sponsored R&D project on ‘Ternary Complexes of Transition Metal Ions with Novel Biomolecular like Kojic Acid & L-Amino acid: Synthesis & Study of Physicochemical Properties and their Bio-efficacy’, and has been awarded “Woman of the Year 1998” by the American Biographical Institute, North Carolina, USA. Bhasha Sharma is an Assistant Professor in the department of Chemistry Shivaji College, University of Delhi, India. She received her BSc (2011) in Polymer Sciences from the University of Delhi. Dr. Sharma completed her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2019. Her research interests revolve around sustainable polymers for packaging applications, environmental benign approaches for biodegradation of plastic wastes, fabrication of bionanocomposites, and finding strategies to ameliorate the electrochemical activity of biopolymers. Shashank Shekhar Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Netaji Subhas University of Technology, Delhi, India Dr. Shashank Shekhar is currently an Assistant Professor at Netaji Subhas University of Technology and is also associated with the Quantum Research Centre of Excellence as Associate Director in the Department of Renewable Energy. He completed his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Delhi. Dr. Shekhar has been working on biopolymers and Schiff base metal complexes for the last 5 years and has published articles in reputed international journals.