Polysaccharide-based Fibers and Composites

Chemical and Engineering Fundamentals and Industrial Applications

  • Lucian Lucia
  • Ali Ayoub

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Remil Aguda, Ali Ayoub
    Pages 1-11
  3. Chenchen Zhu, Robert M. Richardson, Yuangqiang Song, Sameer Sharad Rahatekar
    Pages 13-27
  4. Ganesh Narayanan, Ramiz Boy, Bhupender S. Gupta, Alan E. Tonelli
    Pages 29-62
  5. Ramakrishnan Krishnaswamy, Ali Ayoub
    Pages 63-75
  6. Ramiz Boy, Ganesh Narayanan, Richard Kotek
    Pages 77-117

About this book


This book includes chapters based on the potential uses of polysaccharides such as fibers in food and non-food applications. The complexity of their synthesis in plants, the highly multidisciplinary character of polysaccharide research, and the wide variety of applications from food to clothing to energy are addressed in this volume. The authors describe in detail how these latter grand challenges are of great importance in research, especially in the midst of enormous overpopulation and economic issues. Therefore, the volume contributes additional information to the chemical, nutritional, medical, and energy roles of these bio-based products, finding applications in diverse fields of their raw and composite forms.

This volume is a useful resource for graduate students and contains themes for instructors and senior research leaders. Written by internationally renowned experts, it is aimed at workers in polymer laboratories, classrooms, and policy makers.


Polysaccharide fibres technology Cellulose fiber applications Processing cellulose composite cellulose Cellulose policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Lucian Lucia
    • 1
  • Ali Ayoub
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Forest BiomaterialsNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.Department of Forest BiomaterialsNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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