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Polymers and the Environment : Rsc Paperbacks - Gerald Scott

Polymers and the Environment

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Published: 18th May 1999
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As environmental performance becomes increasingly important, the development of man-made polymers and their associated benefits has been overshadowed by problems relating to their ultimate disposal. In the light of wider acceptance of polymers for use in high technology applications, Polymers and the Environment aims to redress the balance. The book reviews the properties and industrial applications of polymers and discusses their environmental benefits compared with traditional materials. It also addresses the issues of polymer durability, recycling processes to aid waste minimization and biodegradable polymers. This text is intended to introduce the non-specialist reader to the benefits and limitations of polymeric materials from an environmental viewpoint, and will prove a useful book for both students and professionals.

"The volume, presenting polymers as materials indispensable for human civilization provides useful information for all those researching and working in the field of polymers and environmental protection." * Cellulose chemistry and Technology, 42, 135 - 141 (2008) *

Polymers in Modern Lifep. 1
Environmental Impact of Polymersp. 19
Environmental Stability of Polymersp. 38
Management of Polymer Wastesp. 68
Biodegradable Polymersp. 93
Subject Indexp. 126
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ISBN: 9780854045785
ISBN-10: 0854045783
Series: Rsc Paperbacks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 18th May 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.69 x 13.95  x 0.89
Weight (kg): 0.14