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This book effectively links the latest scientific advances to current technological applications of polymers, mainly focusing on biodegradable polymers obtained from biomass. The individual chapters were written by academic and industry researchers alike, introducing readers to topics that have received little attention in the literature to date. Key topics covered include polymers used in various areas such as food packaging, pharmaceuticals, energy production and the cosmetics industry, as well as the treatment of aqueous effluents.

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Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Synthesis and Applications of Carbohydrate-Based Polyurethanes

Verónica E. Manzano, Adriana A. Kolender, Oscar Varela

Medical Applications

Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Biodegradable Polymers for Bone Tissue Engineering

M. Susana Cortizo, M. Soledad Belluzo

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Seaweed Polysaccharides: Structure and Applications

Vanina A. Cosenza, Diego A. Navarro, Nora M. A. Ponce, Carlos A. Stortz

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Innovative Systems from Clickable Biopolymer-Based Hydrogels for Drug Delivery

C. García-Astrain, L. Martin, M. A. Corcuera, A. Eceiza, N. Gabilondo

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Applications of Glycosaminoglycans in the Medical, Veterinary, Pharmaceutical, and Cosmetic Fields

José Kovensky, Eric Grand, María Laura Uhrig

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Bacterial Cellulose Nanoribbons: A New Bioengineering Additive for Biomedical and Food Applications

M. Osorio, C. Castro, J. Velásquez-Cock, L. Vélez-Acosta, L. Cáracamo, S. Sierra, R. Klaiss, D. Avendaño, C. Correa, C. Gómez, R. Zuluaga, D. Builes, P. Gañán

Oil Industry

Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Biobased Additives in Oilwell Cement

A. Vázquez, T. M. Pique

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Polymers from Biomass Widely Spread in the Oil Industry

Isabel Natalia Vega, María Isabel Hernández

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Modified Starches Used as Additives in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)

Olivia V. López, Luciana A. Castillo, Mario D. Ninago, Andrés E. Ciolino, Marcelo A. Villar

Other Applications Related to Environmental Care

Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chitosan: From Organic Pollutants to High-Value Polymeric Materials

María I. Errea, Ezequiel Rossi, Silvia Nair Goyanes, Norma Beatriz D’Accorso

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

PLA-Based Nanocomposites Reinforced with CNC for Food Packaging Applications: From Synthesis to Biodegradation

M. P. Arrieta, M. A. Peltzer, J. López, L. Peponi

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Removal of Pollutants Using Electrospun Nanofiber Membranes

Laura G. Ribba, Jonathan D. Cimadoro, Norma Beatriz D’Accorso, Silvia Nair Goyanes

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