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Biofibers and Biopolymers for Biocomposites

Synthesis, Characterization and Properties

  • Anish Khan
  • Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa
  • Suchart Siengchin
  • Abdullah M. Asiri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar, Naman Jain, V. K. Singh, Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa, Suchart Siengchin
    Pages 1-34
  3. Sabarish Radoor, Jasila Karayil, Aswathy Jayakumar, E. K. Radhakrishnan, Lakshmanan Muthulakshmi, Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa et al.
    Pages 35-70
  4. K. Gopalakrishna, Narendra Reddy, Yi Zhao
    Pages 91-110
  5. Thiagamani Senthil Muthu Kumar, Krishnasamy Senthilkumar, Muthukumar Chandrasekar, Saravanasankar Subramaniam, Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa, Suchart Siengchin et al.
    Pages 111-133
  6. Muhammad Bilal, Tahir Rasheed, Faran Nabeel, Hafiz M. N. Iqbal
    Pages 135-157
  7. Mohammad Irfan Iqbal, Rashed Al Mizan, Ayub Nabi Khan
    Pages 159-169
  8. A. Ajithram, J. T. Winowlin Jappes, Thiagamani Senthil Muthu Kumar, Nagarajan Rajini, Anumakonda Varada Rajulu, Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa et al.
    Pages 171-179
  9. Nishant Verma, Manoj Kumar Singh, Sunny Zafar
    Pages 209-228
  10. Faiza Sharif, Nawshad Muhammad, Tahera Zafar
    Pages 229-246
  11. Vijaykiran N. Narwade, Yasir Beeran Pottathara, Sumayya Begum, Rajendra S. Khairnar, Kashinath A. Bogle
    Pages 247-257
  12. Luigi Calabrese, Elpida Piperopoulos, Vincenzo Fiore
    Pages 259-283

About this book


This book summarizes recent developments in epoxy blends. It emphasizes new challenges for the synthesis, characterization, and properties of biofibers and biopolymers. It provides updates on all the important areas of biofibers and biopolymers in a comprehensive fashion, including synthesis, processing, characterisation and application. It provides a a one-stop reference for researchers and those working in industry and government.

The book correlates macro, micro and nanostructure properties. Moreover, it provides cutting edge research from experts around the globe. The current status, trends, future directions and opportunities are discussed in detail, making the book also accessible for beginners to the subject and young researchers.


Biofibers Characterization Biopolymers Properties Making Biocomposites Biopolymer Characterization Biofiber Properties Epoxy Blends Natural Fibers for Composites Nanoproperties of Biopolymers Microproperties of Biofibers Macroproperties of Biofibers

Editors and affiliations

  • Anish Khan
    • 1
  • Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa
    • 2
  • Suchart Siengchin
    • 3
  • Abdullah M. Asiri
    • 4
  1. 1.Chemistry Department Faculty of ScienceKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Natural Composites Research Group Lab, Academic Enhancement DepartmentKing Mongkut’s University of Technology North BangkokBangkokThailand
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical and Process EngineeringThe Sirindhorn International Thai—German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), President of King Mongkut’s University of Technology North BangkokBangkokThailand
  4. 4.Chemistry Department Faculty of ScienceKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia

About the editors

Dr. Anish Khan is currently working as Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR), Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He received his Ph.D. from Aligarh Muslim University, India in 2010. He has research experience of working in the field of synthetic polymers, and organic–inorganic electrically conducting nano-composites. He has completed Postdoctoral in Electroanalytical Chemistry from School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2010–2011. He has research and teaching experience, and published more than 100 research papers in referred international journals. He attended more than 20 international conferences/workshop and has published 3 books, 6 in Progress and 12 book chapters. He has completed around 20 research projects. He served as a Managerial Editor of Chemical and Environmental Research (CER) Journal, and a Member of American Nano Society. His fields of specialization are polymer nano-composite/cation-exchanger/chemical sensor/microbiosensor/nanotechnology, application of nano-materials in electroanalytical chemistry, material chemistry, ion-exchange chromatography and electro-analytical chemistry, dealing with the synthesis, characterization (using different analytical techniques) and derivatization of inorganic ion-exchanger by the incorporation of electrically conducting polymers, Preparation and characterization of hybrid nano-composite materials and their applications, Polymeric inorganic cation-exchange materials, Electrically conducting polymeric, materials, Composite material use as Sensors, Green chemistry by remediation of pollution, Heavy metal ion selective membrane electrode, and Biosensor on neurotransmitter.

Dr. Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa is Research Scientist in Natural Composites Research Group Lab, Academic Enhancement Department, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He received the B.E (Mechanical Engineering) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, India in the year 2010, M.Tech (Computational Analysis in Mechanical Sciences) from VTU Extension Centre, GEC, Hassan, in the year 2013, Ph.D (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Science) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, India in the year 2017 and Post Doctorate from King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand, in the year 2019. He is a Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Associate Member of Institute of Engineers (India). He is a reviewer for more than 40 international Journals and international conferences (for Elsevier, Springer, Sage, Taylor & Francis, Wiley). In addition, he has published more than 70 articles in high quality international peer reviewed journals, 13 book Chapters, one book, 11 books (Editor) and also presented research papers at national/international conferences. His current research areas include Natural fiber composites, Polymer Composites and Advanced Material Technology. He is a recipient of DAAD Academic exchange-PPP Programme (Project- related Personnel Exchange) between Thailand and Germany to Institute of Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He has received a Top Peer Reviewer 2019 award, Global Peer Review Awards, Powdered by Publons, Web of Science Group.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Suchart Siengchin is President of King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He received his Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Giessen/Friedberg, Hessen, Germany in 1999, M.Sc. in Polymer Technology from University of Applied Sciences Aalen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany in 2002, M.Sc. in Material Science from Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Bayern, Germany in 2004, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Institute for Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany in 2008 and Postdoctoral Research from Kaiserslautern University and School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, USA. In 2016 he received the habilitation at the Chemnitz University in Sachen, Germany. He worked as a Lecturer for Production and Material Engineering Department at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB. He has been full Professor at KMUTNB and became the President of KMUTNB. He won the Outstanding Researcher Award in 2010, 2012 and 2013 at KMUTNB. His research interests are in Polymer Processing and Composite Material. He is Editor-in-Chief: KMUTNB International Journal of Applied Science and Technology and the author of 87 peer-reviewed Journal Articles. He has participated with presentations in more than 39 International and National Conferences with respect to Materials Science and Engineering topics.

Abdullah Mohammed Ahmed Asiri is Professor in Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University. He received his Ph.D. in Tribochromic compounds and their applications from University of Walls College of Cardiff, U.K. in 1995. He is currently the chairman of the chemistry department, King Abdulaziz University and also the Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research. He is the Director of Education Affair Unit–Deanship of Community services. He is the Member of Advisory committee for advancing materials (National Technology Plan, King Abdul Aziz City of Science and Technology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). His fields of specialization include Color chemistry, Synthesis of novel photochromic and thermochromic systems, Synthesis of novel colorants and coloration of textiles and plastics, Molecular Modeling, Applications of organic materials into optics such as OEDS, High-performance organic Dyes and pigments, New applications of organic photochromic compounds in new novelty, Organic synthesis of heterocyclic compounds as precursor for dyes, Synthesis of polymers functionalized with organic dyes, Preparation of some coating formulations for different applications, Photodynamic therapy using Organic Dyes and Pigments Virtual Labs and Experimental Simulations. He is a member of Editorial board of Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, Journal of King Abdul Aziz University, Pigment and Resin Technology Journal, Organic Chemistry Insights, and Libertas Academica. He has obtained recent Patents on Materials Science, Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. Beside that he has a professional membership of International and National Society and Professional bodies.

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