Degradation of Plastics

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The book presents a comprehensive overview of the field of degradation of plastics.

$125.00
$125.00

Degradation of Plastics
Eds. Inamuddin, Rizwana Mobin, Mohd Imran Ahamed and Rajender Boddula
Materials Research Foundations Vol. 99
Publication Date 2021, 330 Pages
Print ISBN 978-1-64490-132-8  (release date May 2021)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-64490-133-5
DOI: 10.21741/9781644901335

The degradation of plastics is most important for the removal and recycling of plastic wastes. The book presents a comprehensive overview of the field. Topics covered include plastic degradation methods, mechanistic actions, biodegradation, involvement of enzymes, photocatalytic degradation and the use of cyanobacteria. Also covered are the market of degradable plastics and the environmental implications.
The degradation of plastics is most important for the removal and recycling of plastic wastes. The book presents a comprehensive overview of the field. Topics covered include plastic degradation methods, mechanistic actions, biodegradation, involvement of enzymes, photocatalytic degradation and the use of cyanobacteria. Also covered are the market of degradable plastics and the environmental implications.

Keywords
Degradable Plastics, Bioplastics, Biodegradable Plastics, Enzymes, Cyanobacteria, Photocatalytic Degradation, Wastewater Treatment, Degradable Plastic Market, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polystyrene, Polyvinyl Chloride, Polyurethane, and Polyethylene Terephthalate

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Table of contents


Introduction, Past and Present Scenarios of Plastic Degradation
Neema Pandey, Bhashkar Singh Bohra, Chetna Tewari, S.P.S. Mehta, Nanda Gopal Sahoo


Biodegradable Plastics from Renewable Raw Materials
Pravin D. Patil, Manishkumar S. Tiwari, Vivek P. Bhange


Degradable Plastic Recycling
Nadia Akram, Khalid Mahmood Zia, Asim Mansha


Enzymes Involved in Plastic Degradation
S.Z.Z. Cobongela


Plastic Biodegradation
Bhupender Singu, Karuna Nagula, Pravin D. Patil, Manishkumar S. Tiwari


Recovery of Biodegradable Bioplastics from Different Activated Sludge Processes during Wastewater Treatment
S. Ghosh, S. Chakraborty


Photocatalytic Degradation of Plastic
Milan Malhotra, Lakshmi Pisharody, Ansaf V. Karim, Sukanya Krishnan


Overview of the Degradable Plastic Market
Nadia Akram, Khalid Mahmood Zia, Muhammad Saeed, Waheed Gul Khan


Plastics Versus Bioplastics
Faizan Muneer, Sabir Hussain, Sidra-tul-Muntaha, Muhammad Riaz, Habibullah Nadeem


Versatile Applications of Degradable Plastic
Anan Ashrabi Ananno, Sami Ahbab Chowdhury, Mahadi Hasan Masud, Peter Dabnichki


Biodegradable Plastics from Cyanobacteria
R.B. Sartori, I.A. Severo, A.M. Santos, L.Q. Zepka, E. Jacob-Lopes


Plastic Degradation and its Environmental Implications
Manviri Rani, Uma Shanker

About the Editors

Dr. Inamuddin is working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He obtained Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from Chaudhary Charan Singh (CCS) University, Meerut, India, in 2002. He received his Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Applied Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and Electrochemistry and, more specifically, Renewable Energy and Environment. He has worked on different research projects as project fellow and senior research fellow funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. He has received Fast Track Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science and Technology, India, to work in the area of bending actuators and artificial muscles. He has completed four major research projects sanctioned by University Grant Commission, Department of Science and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, and Council of Science and Technology, India. He has published 185 research articles in international journals of repute and nineteen book chapters in knowledge-based book editions published by renowned international publishers. He has published 120 edited books with Springer (U.K.), Elsevier, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (U.S.A.), CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, Trans Tech Publications Ltd. (Switzerland), IntechOpen Limited (U.K.), Wiley-Scrivener, (U.S.A.) and Materials Research Forum LLC (U.S.A). He is a member of various journals’ editorial boards. He is also serving as Associate Editor for journals (Environmental Chemistry Letter, Applied Water Science and Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration, Springer-Nature), Frontiers Section Editor (Current Analytical Chemistry, Bentham Science Publishers), Editorial Board Member (Scientific Reports-Nature), Editor (Eurasian Journal of Analytical Chemistry), and Review Editor (Frontiers in Chemistry, Frontiers, U.K.) He is also guest-editing various special thematic special issues to the journals of Elsevier, Bentham Science Publishers, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. He has attended as well as chaired sessions in various international and national conferences. He has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow, leading a research team at the Creative Research Initiative Center for Bio-Artificial Muscle, Hanyang University, South Korea, in the field of renewable energy, especially biofuel cells. He has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, in the field of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and computational fluid dynamics of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. He is a life member of the Journal of the Indian Chemical Society. His research interest includes ion exchange materials, a sensor for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors and bending actuators.

 

Dr. Rizwana Mobin is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Chemistry, Govt. College for Women, Cluster University, Srinagar, India. She received her B.Sc. Hons., Masters and Ph.D (Applied Chemistry) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India on the topic “Studies on Thin-Layer Chromatographic Analysis of Surfactants”. She has been the recipient of the Gold medal at Masters level. She has published several research articles in international journals of repute and six book chapters in knowledge-based book editions published by renowned international publishers. She has edited books with Materials Research Forum LLC, U.S.A. Her research expertise includes thin-layer chromatography, development of new methodologies involving green solvent system for the analysis of surfactants and food dyes.

 

Dr. Mohd Imran Ahamed received his Ph.D degree on the topic “Synthesis and characterization of inorganic-organic composite heavy metals selective cation-exchangers and their analytical applications”, from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India in 2019. He has published several research and review articles in the journals of international recognition. Springer (U.K.), Elsevier, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific and Materials Research Forum LLC (U.S.A). He has completed his B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, and M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) from Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra, India. He has co-edited more than 20 books with Springer (U.K.), Elsevier, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, Materials Research Forum LLC (U.S.A) and Wiley-Scrivener, (U.S.A.). His research work includes ion-exchange chromatography, wastewater treatment, and analysis, bending actuator and electrospinning.

 

Dr. Rajender Boddula is currently working with Chinese Academy of Sciences-President’s International Fellowship Initiative (CAS-PIFI) at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST, Beijing). He obtained Master of Science in Organic Chemistry from Kakatiya University, Warangal, India, in 2008. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry with the highest honours in 2014 for the work entitled “Synthesis and Characterization of Polyanilines for Supercapacitor and Catalytic Applications” at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) and Kakatiya University (India). Before joining National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) as CAS-PIFI research fellow, China, worked as senior research associate and Postdoc at National Tsing-Hua University (NTHU, Taiwan) respectively in the fields of bio-fuel and CO2 reduction applications. His academic honors include University Grants Commission National Fellowship and many merit scholarships, study-abroad fellowships from Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship, and CAS-PIFI. He has published many scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals and has authored around twenty book chapters, and he is also serving as an editorial board member and a referee for reputed international peer-reviewed journals. He has published edited books with Springer (UK), Elsevier, Materials Research Forum LLC (USA), Wiley-Scrivener, (U.S.A.) and CRC Press Taylor & Francis group His specialized areas of research are energy conversion and storage, which include sustainable nanomaterials, graphene, polymer composites, heterogeneous catalysis for organic transformations, environmental remediation technologies, photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices, biofuel cells, batteries and Dr. Rajender Boddula is currently working with Chinese Academy of Sciences-President’s International Fellowship Initiative (CAS-PIFI) at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST, Beijing). He obtained Master of Science in Organic Chemistry from Kakatiya University, Warangal, India, in 2008. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry with the highest honours in 2014 for the work entitled “Synthesis and Characterization of Polyanilines for Supercapacitor and Catalytic Applications” at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) and Kakatiya University (India). Before joining National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) as CAS-PIFI research fellow, China, worked as senior research associate and Postdoc at National Tsing-Hua University (NTHU, Taiwan) respectively in the fields of bio-fuel and CO2 reduction applications. His academic honors include University Grants Commission National Fellowship and many merit scholarships, study-abroad fellowships from Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship, and CAS-PIFI. He has published many scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals and has authored around twenty book chapters, and he is also serving as an editorial board member and a referee for reputed international peer-reviewed journals. He has published edited books with Springer (UK), Elsevier, Materials Science Forum LLC (USA), Wiley-Scrivener, (U.S.A.) and CRC Press Taylor & Francis group.  His specialized areas of research are energy conversion and storage, which include sustainable nanomaterials, graphene, polymer composites, heterogeneous catalysis for organic transformations, environmental remediation technologies, photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices, biofuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors.