Special Issue "Recent Advances in Biodegradable Polymers and Their Applications"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2023 | Viewed by 1517
Interests: polymers synthesis; biopolymers; polysaccharides; adsorption; wastewater treatment; blends
Interests: bioplastic; polylactic acid; lactic acid production; microbiology; chromatography; instrumental analysis
Interests: biodegradable polymers; nanocomposites; thermal properties
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Natural polymers such as chitosan, alginate, BHA, lignin, hemicellulose, pectin and cellulose are low-cost structures, readily biodegradable, widely available and correspond to environmentally friendly resources. Due to their extraordinary affinity with contaminant compounds (such as heavy metal ions, toxins, organic solvents, and organic molecules), these polymers are receiving increasing attention for application as renewable alternative feedstocks in the fabrication of biopolymers for environmental troubles.
In this Special Issue, which provides a platform for collaborative discussion (through research, case reports, reviews, or short communications), we focus on the synthesis and characterization of new materials, especially in those that have several applications, including detoxification, bioremediation or bio-absorption, using natural polymers.
Finally, we invite research works based on newly developed natural polymers, modified of blend, with potential applications for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Ricardo I. Castro Cepeda
Prof. Dr. Cristian Rodrigo Valdes Vergara
Dr. Manuela Zubitur
Manuscript Submission Information
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- synthesis and characterization of biodegradable polymers
- approaches for biodegradable polymers (wastewater treatment)
- biodegradable polymeric with properties of detoxification, bioremediation, or bio-absorption