Industrial Applications of Marine Biopolymers (Paperback)
Industrial Applications of Marine Biopolymers presents different classes of marine biopolymers and their industrial applications, demonstrating the precious value of ocean resources to society. This timely volume discusses the exceedingly useful polymers derived from these materials that are biodegradable, biocompatible, and at times water soluble. Direct use or chemically modified forms of such biomaterials have many chemical sites, making them suitable for varied types of industrial applications. In addition, this book also addresses current global challenges of conservation, including extended drought conditions and the need for improved agricultural methods, together with new bio-medical developments. It is suitable for anyone who has an interest in the industrial applications of biopolymers.
About the Author
P. N. Sudha was born in 1963. She is a Professor of Chemistry in DKM College, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India since 1987 and at present holds the post of Principal of the College. She has obtained her Doctoral degree in Chemistry - Biology Interdisciplinary science from Madras University. She is a Fellow of International Congress of Chemistry and Environment and National Environmentalists Association. Her name was included in Marquis Who's Who in the World (2011). Her research interests are Polymer chemistry, Environmental chemistry, Bioremediation and Phytochemistry. She has authored 11 books and 7 book chapters. She is a Co-editor and reviewer of International journals. She has undertaken projects funded by University Grants Commission, India, Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, India and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. She has published 79 research articles in journals mainly on the wastewater treatment and biomedical applications of Chitin and Chitosan