Sustainable Natural Fiber Composites


The book covers diverse topics on Sustainable Natural Fiber Composites.


Sustainable Natural Fiber Composites
Eds. Anish Khan, A. Manikandan, M. Ramesh, Imran Khan, Abdullah Mohammed Ahmed Asiri
Materials Research Foundations Vol. 122
Publication Date 2022, 312 Pages
Print ISBN 978-1-64490-184-7  (release date April 2022)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-64490-185-4
DOI: 10.21741/9781644901854

The book covers such diverse topics as cellulose fibers in cement paste and concrete, biodegradable materials for dental applications, coconut and pineapple fiber composites, biodegradable plastic composites, durability against fatigue and moisture, physical and mechanical characterization of fiber composites, improving the hydrophobic nature of fiber composites, and hybrid natural fiber composites.

Fiber Reinforced Composites, Biodegradable Composites, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Cellulose Fibers, Coconut Fibers, Biocomposites, Resol-Vegetable Fibers, Pineapple Natural Fiber Composite, Dental Applications, Cement Paste, Concrete, Thermoplasticity, Fatigue, Moisture, Thermal Conductivity


Table of Contents

All-Cellulose Composites Derived from Natural Plant Fibers
Juan Francisco Delgado, Jimena Bovi, María Laura Foresti, Celina Bernal

Innovations in Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites for Improved Performance
N. Gokarneshan, PG Anandhakrishnan, R. Sasirekha, Obulam Vidya Sagar, D. Haritha, and K.M. Pachiyappan

Next Generation Biodegradable Material for Dental Teeth and Denture base Material: Vegetable Peels as an Alternative Reinforcement in Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)
Anirudh Kohli, Arun Y Patil, Mahesh Hombalmath

Microstructure Characteristics of Cellulose Fibers in Cement Paste and Concrete – A Review
Syed Habibunnisa, Ruben Nerella and Madduru Sri Rama Chand

Application of Surface Modification Routes to Coconut Fiber for its Thermoplastic-Based Biocomposite Materials
Ümit Tayfun, Mehmet Doğan

Durability Against Fatigue and Moisture of Natural Fibre Composite
Bidita Salahuddin, Zhao Sha, Shazed Aziz, Shaikh N. Faisal, Mohammad S. Islam

Resol–Vegetable Fibers Composites
Wei Ni, Lingying Shi

Measurement of Thermal Conductivity of Natural Fiber Composites
K. Ramanaiah, Srinivas Prasad Sanaka, A.V. Ratna Prasad, K. Hemachandra Reddy

Natural Fiber and Biodegradable Plastic Composite
Manoj Mathad, Anirudh Kohli, Mrutyunjay Adagimath, Arun Patil, Anish Khan

Polymer Natural Fibre Composites and its Mechanical Characterization
Manju Sri Anbupalani, Chitra Devi Venkatachalam, P. Manjula

Glass and Natural Fiber Composite: Properties and Applications
Guravtar Singh Mann, Anish Khan, Abdullah M Asiri

Pineapple Natural Fibre Composite: Extraction, Mechanical Properties and Application
Anirudh Kohli, Manoj Mathad, Arun Patil, Anish Khan

About the Editors

Dr. Anish Khan is Currently working as Assistant Professor, at Chemistry Department, Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR), Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Ph.D. Completed from Aligarh Muslim University, India in 2010. He has 13 years research experience of working in the field of organic-inorganic electrically conducting nano-composites and its applications in making chemical sonsor. He complete Postdoctoral from School of Chemical Sciences, University Sains Malaysia (USM) on electroanalytical chemistry for one year. More than 115 research articles have been published in refereed international journals. More than 10 international conferences/ workshop and 45 books published and 70 Book chapters. Around 20 research project completed. Member of American Nano Society, Field of specialization is polymer nanocomposite/cation-exchanger/chemical sensor/micro biosensor/nanotechnology, application of nanomaterials 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, Biosensor on neurotransmitter.


Dr. A. Manikandan received his early education B.Sc and M.Sc in Chemistry from Bharathidasan University and M. Phill from University of Madras, India. Also, he has received a degree of bachelor of Education (B.Ed.,) from University of Madras and M.Ed., and M.Phil., in Education from Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University, India. He completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry and the thesis entitled “Novel methods of syntheses, structural, morphological and opto-magnetic characterizations of photoelectrochemical nano-catalysts” under the supervision of Dr. S. Arul Antony, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Presidency College, Chennai – 600 005, Tamilnadu, India. He had received ‘SRF Fellowship’ for the year 2013 from CSIR, New Delhi. His research interest includes the development of magnetically reusable nano-catalyst, modified catalyst for organic pollutant degradation technique (Textile dyes by photo-catalyst) for environmental applications, electrodeposition, catalytic oxidation and reduction process, nano-biomaterials, magnetic nanoparticles, synthesis and characterizations, etc. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor & Head, Department of Chemistry, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai – 600073, India. He is active member in Chemical society of India. He has published 185 articles in various reputed international journals with high impact factor. Also, he has been published 7 review articles and 3 book chapters. His Google Scholar Citations 7027, h-index 54 and i-10 index 134. Twenty six of his research students have obtained their M.Phil., degree and six more are pursuing their research for M.Phil., degree. One of his research students completed Ph.D., degree and six more are pursuing their research for Ph.D., degree


Dr. M. Ramesh received M.E degree in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and B.E degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Madras and Bharathiyar University, Tamil Nadu, India respectively. He is the Madras University Rank holder in M.E. He obtained PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering in the field of eco-friendly composite materials from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Andhra Pradesh, India. He has published over 50 research papers in SCI and Scopus indexed Journals, 40 book chapters. He has published two papers in the field of plant fiber based bio-materials in the highest impact factor Journal “Progress in Materials Science” (Impact factor: 31.56) published by Elsevier. His research papers were published by well reputed publishers such as Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Springer, Wiley, SAGE, Emerald Publishing, etc. He has organized number of Faculty development programs, workshops, short-term courses and has attended over 30 courses conducted by other Institutions and Organizations. He has honored with All India best Research award at Doctorate level and best Publication award by Society for Advancement of Human and Nature (SADHNA), Himachal Pradesh, India. Presently, he is working as Professor & Vice-Principal at KIT-Kalaignarkarunanidhi Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India. His research interests include bio-materials, polymer nano-composites, hybrid composites and energy efficient materials. More details can be found at (


Dr. Imran Khan is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Applied Science and Humanities Section, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University Polytechnic, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002, India. Obtained Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Aligarh Muslim University, India in 2015. Selected for the prestigious National Postdoctoral Fellowship (NPDF) from DST-SERB, India in 2016 and completed one year postdoctoral from the Department of Applied Sciences and Humanities, Jamia Milla Islamia, New Delhi-India. More than 24 research papers, 4 book chapters 1 books published and 1 books in progress in referred international Publishers and more than 12 international conferences/ workshop. The current research interests include magnetic nanoparticles, thin films, polymer composites, graphene composites, nanocomposites, optoelectronic materials, hybrid organic-inorganic composites materials, nanoporous nanostructured materials, etc., sol–gel, hydro–/solvo–thermal, microwave methods etc., thin film preparation through PLD,CVD, sputtering, and spin-dip coatings techniques etc.


Prof. Abdullah Mohammed Ahmed Asiri is Professor in Chemistry Department – Faculty of Science -King Abdulaziz University. Ph.D. (1995) From University of Walls College of Cardiff, U.K. on Tribochromic compounds and their applications. More than 1000 Research articles and 20 books published. The chairman of the Chemistry Department, King Abdulaziz University currently and also the director of the center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research. Director of Education Affair Unit–Deanship of Community services.  Member of Advisory committee for advancing materials, (National Technology Plan, (King Abdul Aziz City of Science and Technology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). 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 thereby using Organic Dyes and Pigments Virtual Labs and Experimental Simulations. He is member of Editorial board of Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, Journal of King Abdul Aziz University,Pigment and Resin Technology Journal, Organic Chemistry Insights, Libertas Academica, Recent Patents on Materials Science, Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. Beside that he has professional membership of International and National Society and Professional bodies.