By Dr. Michael Niaounakis
Biopolymers Reuse, Recycling and Disposal is the 1st publication protecting all facets of biopolymer waste administration and post-usage situations, embracing present applied sciences, purposes, and the habit of biopolymers in quite a few waste streams. The publication investigates the advantages and weaknesses, social, monetary and environmental affects, and regulatory facets of every expertise. It covers types of recycling and degradation, in addition to existence cycle research, all supported via case experiences, literature references, and precise information regarding international patents. Patents in particular-comprising eighty% of released technical literature during this rising box, largely scattered, and sometimes to be had in eastern only-are a key resource of data. Dr. Niaounakis attracts on disciplines reminiscent of polymer technological know-how, administration, biology and microbiology, natural chemistry, environmental chemistry, and patent legislation to provide a reference advisor for engineers, scientists and different pros interested in the advance and construction of biopolymers, waste administration, and recycling. this knowledge can be priceless for regulators, patent lawyers and lecturers operating during this box.