Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 35

Chitin and Chitosan: History, Fundamentals and Innovations

  • Grégorio Crini
  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Nadia Morin-Crini, Eric Lichtfouse, Giangiacomo Torri, Grégorio Crini
    Pages 49-123
  3. Swati Jaiswal, Pushplata Tripathi, Sujata Sinha
    Pages 125-146
  4. Madan L. Verma, Sandeep Kumar, Anamika Das, Jatinder S. Randhawa, Munusamy Chamundeeswari
    Pages 147-173
  5. Thomas J. Kean, Maya Thanou
    Pages 271-292
  6. Daniele Massella, Stéphane Giraud, Jinping Guan, Ada Ferri, Fabien Salaün
    Pages 303-336
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 337-338

About this book


This book reviews recent research and applications of chitin and chitosan, as natural alternatives of fossil fuel products, in green chemistry, energy, biotechnology, bioprinting, medicine, water treatment, agriculture and food science. Chitin and chitosan products are polysaccharides derived from food waste of crustaceans and fungi, and thus are cheap, abundant, sustainable, non-toxic, recyclable and biocompatible.


Textile Engineering Energy Medicine Water Biotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Grégorio Crini
    • 1
  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 2
  1. 1.Chrono-Environnement, UMR 6249Université Bourgogne Franche-ComtéBesançonFrance
  2. 2.Aix-Marseille Université CNRS, IRD, INRAColl France, CEREGEAix-en-ProvenceFrance

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods