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Biodegradable Polymers in the Circular Plastics Economy

Dusselier, Michiel / Lange, Jean-Paul (Editor)


1. Edition June 2022
496 Pages, Hardcover
3 Pictures (3 Colored Figures)
Handbook/Reference Book

ISBN: 978-3-527-34761-2
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim

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This comprehensive approach encompasses all aspects from renewable resources, over synthesis, with marketing and policy issues, to degradation and environmental impacts. It offers the reader a broad but focused look and guide into the fast developing biodegradable plastics field.

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Further versions

1) Biodegradable Polymers - A Tutorial for a Circular Plastics Economy
2) Fundamentals of Polymer Biodegradation Mechanisms
3) Plastic Pollution. The Role of (Bio)degradable Plastics, and other Solutions
4) Tutorial on Polymers - Manufacture, Properties, and Applications
5) Condensation Polyesters
6) Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) - Production, Properties, and Biodegradation
7) Ring-Opening Polymerization Strategies for Degradable Polyesters
8) Recent Developments in Biodegradable Cellulose-Based Plastics
9) Ester Derivatives of Microbial Synthetic Polysaccharides
10) Biodegradable Lignin-Based Plastics
11) Design of Recyclable Thermosets
12) Managing Plastic Waste
13) Life Cycle Assessment of Bio-Based Plastics: Concepts, Findings, and Pitfalls
14) How to Create a "New Plastics Economy"? Marketing Strategies and Hurdles - Finding Application Niches

Michiel Dusselier is tenure track professor at KU Leuven, Belgium, in the faculty of Bioscience Engineering. He co-founded the Center for Sustainable Catalysis and Engineering (CSCE), where he explores zeolite synthesis, reactor design, functional biodegradable plastics, and heterogeneous catalysis (CO2 activation). He has co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed papers, 7 patents, and 8 book chapters.

Jean-Paul Lange is senior principal science expert at Shell in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and professor at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, where he is exploring novel catalytic processes for producing fuels and chemicals from natural gas, oil, biomass, and waste plastic. He is co-author of 100 patents, 70 papers, and 7 book chapters.

M. Dusselier, KU Leuven, Belgium; J.-P. Lange, University of Twente, The Netherlands