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Biofoams: Science and Applications of Bio-Based Cellular and Porous Materials

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ISBN 10: 1466561793 / ISBN 13: 9781466561793
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Title: Biofoams: Science and Applications of ...

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 2015

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<p><em><strong>Addresses a Growing Need for the Development of Cellular and Porous Materials in Industry</strong></em></p> <p></p> <p>Building blocks used by nature are motivating researchers to create bio-inspired cellular structures that can be used in the development of products for the plastic, food, and biomedical industry. Representing a unified effort by international experts, <b>Biofoams: Science and Applications of Bio-Based Cellular and Porous Materials</b> highlights the latest research and development of biofoams and porous systems, and specifically examines the aspects related to the formation of gas bubbles in drink and food. The book offers a detailed analysis of bio-polymers and foaming technologies, biodegradable and sustainable foams, biomedical foams, food foams, and bio-inspired foams.</p> <p></p><b><i> <p>Explores the Generation of New Materials with Wide-Ranging Technological Applicability</p></i></b> <p></p> <p>This book introduces the science, technologies, and applications related to the use of biopolymers and biomaterials in the development of porous structures. It presents topics that include bio-based polymers for the development of biodegradable and sustainable polymeric foams, foams in food, foams in biomedical applications, biohybrids, and bio-inspired cellular and porous systems. It also includes recent studies on the design of polymer-based composites and hybrid scaffolds, weighs in on the challenges related to the production of porous polymers, and presents relevant examples of cellular architecture present in nature. </p> <p></p> <p>In addition, this book:</p> <p></p> <ul> <p> </p><li>Focuses on materials compatible with natural tissues</li> <li>Discusses the engineering of bio-inspired scaffolds with the ability to mimic living tissue</li> <li>Reveals how to use renewable resources to develop more sustainable lightweight materials</li> <li>Illustrates the state of the art of porous scaffold and process techniques</li> <p></p></ul> <p></p> <p>A book dedicated to material science, <b>Biofoams: Science and Applications of Bio-Based Cellular and Porous Materials</b> focuses on food technology, polymers and composites, biomedical, and chemical engineering, and examines how the principles used in the creation of cellular structures can be applied in modern industry.</p>


<p>&quot;...a sound and useful text for novices to the area of foam physics, as well as those wishing to understand particular challenges and characteristics of bio-based cellular materials.&quot;<br />&#x2015;Dr. Jan Engmann, Nestl&eacute; Research</p> <p>&quot;...the book considers practically significant, interrelated topics of biobased foams and cellular materials. A similar collection of reviews is not known to me.&quot;<br />&#x2015;Yury Shchipunov, Institute of Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences</p> <p>&quot;The structure of the entire book as well as the content of the single chapters is very meaningful. The book is focusing on a hot subject and this book is a high quality work.&quot;<br />&#x2015;Ingrid Volker Altst&auml;dt, University of Bayreuth</p>

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