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Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Future Perspectives

Vikas Mittal (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199581924
eISBN:
9780191728853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581924.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Polymer nanocomposites with practically all the commercial polymer matrices have been synthesized and nano-scale filler dispersion has been achieved with varying degrees of success. The commercial ... More


Biodegradation of polymeric systems

In-Joo Chin and Shogo Uematsu

in Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Future Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199581924
eISBN:
9780191728853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581924.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Biodegradation can be defined as a process in which the degradation results from the action of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, or algae. Biodegradable polymers may be broken down by the ... More


Biodegradable nanocomposites based on poly(hydroxyalkanoates)

Narendra K. Singh and Pralay Maiti

in Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers: Synthesis, Properties, and Future Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199581924
eISBN:
9780191728853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581924.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter aims at highlighting on recent development in preparation, characterization, properties, crystallization behaviors, thermal degradation, melt rheology, controlled biodegradation, and ... More


Organic Matter and Nutrients in the Mainstem Amazon River

Alan H. Devol and John I. Hedges

in The Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195114317
eISBN:
9780197561140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195114317.003.0018
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

The Amazon, like smaller rivers, is the daughter of its drainage basin. Local climate and interactions over time with the template of topography, geology, and vegetation determine the size and flow ... More


Recent Advances in Vadose Zone Flow and Transport Modeling

M. TH. Van Genuchten and E. A. Sudicky

in Vadose Zone Hydrology: Cutting Across Disciplines

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195109900
eISBN:
9780197561058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195109900.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

The fate and transport of a variety of chemicals migrating from industrial and municipal waste disposal sites, or applied to agricultural lands, is increasingly becoming a concern. Once released ... More


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