Polymers - Opportunities and Risks I

General and Environmental Aspects

  • Peter Eyerer

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Peter Eyerer, Volker Gettwert
    Pages 47-165
  3. Peter Eyerer, Volker Gettwert, Axel Kauffman, Michael Kroh
    Pages 167-286
  4. Peter Eyerer, Bernd Bader, Fabian Beilharz, Jan Diemert, Günter Helferich, Christof Hübner et al.
    Pages 293-361
  5. Peter Eyerer, Fabian Beilharz, Christof Hübner, Thilo Kupfer, Christian Ulrich
    Pages 363-389
  6. Peter Eyerer
    Pages 429-435
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 437-443

About this book


Since their first industrial use polymers have gained a tremendous success. The two volumes of "Polymers - Opportunities and Risks" elaborate on both their potentials and on the impact on the environment arising from their production and applications. Volume 11 "Polymers - Opportunities and Risks I: General and Environmental Aspects" is dedicated to the basics of the engineering of polymers – always with a view to possible environmental implications. Topics include: materials, processing, designing, surfaces, the utilization phase, recycling, and depositing. Volume 12 "Polymers - Opportunities and Risks II: Sustainability, Product Design and Processing" highlights raw materials and renewable polymers, sustainability, additives for manufacture and processing, melt modification, biodegradation, adhesive technologies, and solar applications. All contributions were written by leading experts with substantial practical experience in their fields. They are an invaluable source of information not only for scientists, but also for environmental managers and decision makers.


applications of polymers basics of polymers environment environmental risks polymer engineering recycling recycling of polymers

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Eyerer
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemische Technologie (ICT)Fraunhofer Institut fürPfinztalGermany

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