Innovations in Physical Chemistry: Monograph Series

Engineering Technologies for Renewable and Recyclable Materials
Physical-Chemical Properties and Functional Aspects

Editors: Jithin Joy
Maciej Jaroszewski, PhD
Praveen K. M.
Sabu Thomas, PhD
Reza Haghi, PhD

Engineering Technologies for Renewable and Recyclable Materials

In production
Pub Date: June 2018
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886536
Pages: Approx 325p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Series: Innovations in Physical Chemistry: Monograph Series
Notes: 20 color and 115 b/w illustrations

Recycling and reuse of materials is of considerable interest these days. This new resource, Engineering Technologies for Renewable and Recyclable Materials: Physical-Chemical Properties and Functional Aspects, focuses on many recent advances in recycling and reuse of materials, outlining basic tools and novel approaches. It covers such important issues as e-waste recycling, bio-mass recycling, vermitechnology, recovery of metals, polymer recycling, environmental remediation, waste management, recycling of nanostructured materials, and more. Also included is coverage of new research in the use of laser spectroscopy, pyrolysis, and recycled biomaterials for biomedical applications.

Written by some of the most innovative minds in various fields of study, this book will help professionals and students understand cutting-edge and futuristic areas of recycling and reuse of materials, facilitating further research and application of some methods into real-world applications and helping to find suitable methods for solving a burning question of waste management. The volume will be of interest to scientists, engineers, technologists, and those in industry.

Key features:

  • Provides up-to-date information about various aspects of recycling and reuse of materials
  • Provide an in-depth knowledge in the subject area of recycling and reuse of materials
  • Discusses the importance of reusing and recycling electronic wastes
  • Looks at new products made using clothing waste and many other materials
  • Discusses recycling organic and inorganic materials


1. Recycling of Materials and Reduction of Waste
Udayan De

2. Chemical Recycling of Polyurethane Foams: A Review
Ajay Vasudeo Rane, V. K. Abitha, K. Kanny, and Sabu Thomas

3. Importance of Reusing and Recycling Electronic Wastes
M. Neftalí Rojas-Valencia and Luz Quintero López

4. Products from Clothing Waste
Suman D. Mundkur and Dr. Ela M. Dedhia

5. Recycling Solid Waste by Co-Processing
M. Neftalí Rojas-Valencia, David Morillón Gálvez, Sergio Marín Maldonado, and Jorge Emigdio Sánchez Pólito

6. Feedstock Recycling of Automobile Shredder Residue
Haydary J. and Susa D.

7. Modification and Reuse of Polyvinyl Chloride Using Polyaniline and Conducting Fillers
B. Renjanadevi and K. E. George

8. Recyclability of EPDM Rubber by Chemical Modification
L. M. Polgar and F. Picchioni

9. Wetting Studies as Enablers for Recycling and Reuse of Microfluidic Devices
V. Madhurima

10. Proposal for Recycling Organic and Inorganic Materials in an Ecological Park
M. Neftalí Rojas-Valencia and Alfredo Galicia Martínez

11. Removal of Mercury (II) Using Immobilized Papain: Experiment, Modeling, and Optimization
Aparupa Bhattacharyya, Susmita Dutta, and Srabanti Basu

12. Studies on Effect of Coconut Pith on Thermoplastic Vulcanizates Based on Recycled Polypropylene/Reclaimed Ethylene Propylene Diene Rubber Composites
V. K. Abitha, Ajay Vasudeo Rane, K. Kanny, and Sabu Thomas

13. Calcium Lactate as a Promising Coagulant for the Pre-Treatment of Lignin Containing Wastewater
A. Y. Zahrim and A. Nasimah

14. Preparation and Characterization of Wood-Plastic Composite by Plastic Waste and Saw Dust
Neenu George, Cincy George, Sona John, Aji Joseph, and Ivy Mathew

15. Recycling of PVC Waste by Fabrication of NBR-PVC Blend
Neenu George, Jithin Joy, Cintil Jose, and Ivy Mathew


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Jithin Joy
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Newman College, Thodupuzha, India

Mr. Jithin Joy is Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Newman College, Thodupuzha, India. He is engaged in doctoral studies in the area of nanocellulose-based polymer nanocomposites. He has also conducted research work at Clemson University, South Carolina, USA. He is a co-editor of the books titled Natural Rubber Materials: Volume 2: Composites and Nanocomposites, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, and Micro- and Nanostructured Polymer Systems: From Synthesis to Applications, published by Apple Academic Press. In 2010, Mr. Joy received a prestigious research fellowship administered jointly by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and the University Grants Commission of the Government of India. He has publications in international journals and conference proceedings to his credit. He is a co-author of several books chapters, peer-reviewed publications, and invited presentations in international forums. He received his MSc degree in Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University.

Maciej Jaroszewski, PhD
Assistant Professor and Head, High Voltage Laboratory, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland

Maciej Jaroszewski, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Head of the High Voltage Laboratory at Wroclaw University of Technology in Wroclaw, Poland. He received his MS and PhD degrees in high voltage engineering from the same university in 1993 and 1999 respectively. Dr. Jaroszewski was a contractor/prime contractor of several grants and a head of grant project on “degradation processes and diagnosis methods for high voltage ZnO arresters for distribution systems” and is currently a contractor of a key project co-financed by the foundations of the European Regional Development Foundation within the framework of the Operational Programme Innovative Economy. His current research interests include high-voltage techniques, HV equipment diagnostics, HV test techniques, degradation of ZnO varistors, and dielectric spectroscopy.

Praveen K. M.
University of South Brittany (Université de Bretagne Sud) – Laboratory IRDL PTR1, Research Center “Christiaan Huygens,” Lorient, France

Praveen K. M. is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at SAINTGITS College of Engineering, India. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Engineering Sciences at the University of South Brittany (Université de Bretagne Sud) – Laboratory IRDL PTR1, Research Center “Christiaan Huygens,” in Lorient, France, in the area of coir-based polypropylene micro composites and nanocomposites. He has published an international article in Applied Surface Science (Elsevier) and has also presented poster and conference papers at national and international conferences. He also has worked with the Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Mahatma Gandhi University, India; and the Technical University in Liberec, Czech Republic. His current research interests include plasma modification of polymers, polymer composites for neutron shielding applications, and nanocellulose.

Sabu Thomas, PhD
Professor of Polymer Science and Technology and Honorary Director of the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India

Sabu Thomas, PhD, is a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences and Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. The research activities of Professor Thomas include surfaces and interfaces in multiphase polymer blend and composite systems; phase separation in polymer blends; compatibilization of immiscible polymer blends; thermoplastic elastomers; phase transitions in polymers; nanostructured polymer blends; macro-, micro- and nanocomposites; polymer rheology; recycling; reactive extrusion; processing–morphology–property relationships in multiphase polymer systems; double networking of elastomers; natural fibers and green composites; rubber vulcanization; interpenetrating polymer networks; diffusion and transport; and polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering. He has supervised 68 PhD theses, 40 MPhil theses, and 45 Masters thesis. He has three patents to his credit. He also received the coveted Sukumar Maithy Award for the best polymer researcher in the country for the year 2008. Very recently, Professor Thomas received the MRSI and CRSI medals for his excellent work. With over 600 publications to his credit and over 23683 citations, with an h-index of 75, Dr. Thomas has been ranked fifth in India as one of the most productive scientists.

Reza Haghi, PhD
Research Assistant, Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Reza Haghi, PhD, is a research assistant at the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. Dr. Haghi has published several papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and has published several papers in conference proceedings, technical reports, and lecture notes. Dr. Haghi is an expert in the development and application of spectroscopy techniques for monitoring hydrate and corrosion risks and developed techniques for early detection of gas hydrate risks. He conducted integrated experimental modeling in his studies and extended his research to monitoring system to pH and risk of corrosion. During his PhD work at Heriot-Watt University, he has developed various novel flow assurance techniques based on spectroscopy as well as designed and operated test equipment. He received his MSc in Advanced Control Systems from the University of Salford, Manchester, England, United Kingdom.

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