Biopolymeric sustainable materials and their emerging applications

Arif, Z.U., Khalid, M.Y., Sheikh, M.F., Zolfagharian, A. and Bodaghi, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0707-944X, 2022. Biopolymeric sustainable materials and their emerging applications. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 10 (4): 108159. ISSN 2213-3437

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Abstract

Advancements in polymer science and engineering have helped the scientific community to shift its attention towards the use of environmentally benign materials for reducing the environmental impact of conventional synthetic plastics. Biopolymers are environmentally benign, chemically versatile, sustainable, biocompatible, biodegradable, inherently functional, and ecofriendly materials that exhibit tremendous potential for a wide range of applications including food, electronics, agriculture, textile, biomedical, and cosmetics. This review also inspires the researchers toward more consumption of biopolymer-based composite materials as an alternative to synthetic composite materials. Herein, an overview of the latest knowledge of different natural- and synthetic-based biodegradable polymers and their fiber-reinforced composites is presented. The review discusses different degradation mechanisms of biopolymer-based composites as well as their sustainability aspects. This review also elucidates current challenges, future opportunities, and emerging applications of biopolymeric sustainable composites in numerous engineering fields. Finally, this review proposes biopolymeric sustainable materials as a propitious solution to the contemporary environmental crisis.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering
Creators: Arif, Z.U., Khalid, M.Y., Sheikh, M.F., Zolfagharian, A. and Bodaghi, M.
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Date: August 2022
Volume: 10
Number: 4
ISSN: 2213-3437
Identifiers:
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10.1016/j.jece.2022.108159DOI
1564288Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 12 Jul 2022 10:34
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:34
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/46589

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