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Aquatic Biopolymers

Understanding their Industrial Significance and Environmental Implications


Part of the Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials book series (SSPCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 1-3
  3. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 5-30
  4. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 31-65
  5. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 67-93
  6. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 95-120
  7. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 121-144
  8. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 145-168
  9. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 169-188
  10. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 189-210
  11. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 211-232
  12. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 233-260
  13. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 261-285
  14. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 287-310
  15. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 311-331
  16. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 333-348
  17. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 349-355
  18. Ololade Olatunji
    Pages 357-359

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive survey about the most recent developments in industrial applications, processing techniques and modifications of polymers from marine sources. It systematically introduces the reader to the biomaterials Chitin, Collagen, Alginates, Cellulose and Polyesters and links their interwoven industrial significance and environmental implications. The book elucidates the impact of industrial sourcing of the aquatic system for organic and inorganic matter on the environment and deepens the understanding of the industrial and economic significance of aquatic biopolymers. Further it addresses the question of how to balance the conservation of aquatic life and the industrial and economic interest in developing biodegradable alternatives for plastic. Thus the book will appeal to scientists in the field of chemistry, materials and polymer science as well as engineering.


Industrial applications of Biomaterials Bioplastic Chitin Collagen Alginate Crustaceans industrial applications of biopolymers marine biopolymers Environmental impact of biopolymers

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Chemical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of LagosLagosNigeria

About the authors

Dr Ololade Olatunji graduated from Loughborough University, UK with a PhD In Chemical engineering. She edited and co-authored the book "Natural polymers, industry techniques and Application" published by Springer in 2016. She has also published journal papers in the area of polymer processing with particular interest in biopolymers in transdermal drug delivery and food. She is currently a senior lecturer at University of Lagos, Nigeria.

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