Fundamentals on biopolymers and global demand

last updated: 2020-08-18
ProjectNature4Health :: publications list
TitleFundamentals on biopolymers and global demand
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsSilva S. S., Rodrigues L. C., Fernandes E. M., and Reis R. L.
Editorsde Moraes M. A., da Silva C. F., and Vieira R. S.
Abstract Text

Biopolymers from renewable resources are often used in multiple fields, namely health, food, energy, and the environment, due to their intrinsic features, versatility, biocompatibility, and degradability. Besides, the widespread use of biopolymers also addresses concerns about environmental sustainability. Biopolymers derived from many sources, e.g., marine, plant, animals, have been used alone or combined to process membranes for multiple applications. Therefore this chapter addresses the fundamental features in terms of the intrinsic characteristics, main properties, and applications of biopolymers as membranes. Moreover, the market trend is also discussed.

Book TitleBiopolymer Membranes and Films
KeywordsBiomaterials, BLENDS, membranes, natural polymers, proteins
Peer reviewedyes

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