Polysaccharide and Protein Based Aerogels: An Introductory Outlook
Chitin/Chitosan Based Aerogels: Processing and Morphology
Cellulose Based Aerogels: Processing and Morphology
Alginate and Carrageenan Based Aerogels: Processing and Morphology
Protein-based Aerogels: Processing and Morphology
Modelling and Simulations of Polysaccharide and Protein Based Aerogels
Biodegradation of Polysaccharide and Protein Based Aerogels
Thermal, Electrical, Insulation and Fire Resistance Properties of Polysaccharide and Protein-based Aerogels
Mechanical, Rheological and Viscoelastic Properties of Polysaccharide and Protein Based Aerogels
Tuning Microscopic and Mechanical Properties of Bio-based Aerogels
Applications of Aerogels in Aerospace and Packaging
Cellulose and Protein Aerogels for Oil Spill Cleaning, Life Science and Food Engineering Applications
Applications of Polysaccharide and Protein Based Aerogels in Thermal Insulation
Biomedical Applications of Polysaccharide and Protein Based Aerogels
About this book
Aerogels have been in use for over 80 years and have been utilised in a wide variety of applications, in particular, there has been growing use of insulating nanoporous materials in the aerospace industry. Recent awareness of the environmental implications of materials has driven researchers to develop new green materials, with aerogels being developed using biobased constituents, such as polysaccharides and proteins. Recently, biobased components, such as cellulose nanocrystals, have replaced synthetic counterparts in the production of nanoporous materials.
Biobased Aerogels is the first book to cover aerogel research from a green perspective, using commentary and analysis from leading researchers working in the field. Aerogels based on polysaccharides and proteins, their preparation and characterisation will be covered in detail, with further discussion highlighting properties such as surface morphology, shape recovery, mechanical properties and adsorption capacity.
This insightful and timely publication will provide essential reading for those researchers and industrialists working within the green chemistry field.