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Green Approaches to Biocomposite Materials Science and Engineering

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Industrial ecology, eco-efficiency, and green chemistry are guiding the development of the next generation of materials, products, and processes. Considerable growth has been seen in the use of biocomposites in the domestic sector, building materials, aerospace industry, circuit boards, and automotive applications over the past decade, but application in other sectors until now has been limited. Green Approaches to Biocomposite Materials Science and Engineering explores timely research on the various available types of natural fibers and the use of these fibers as a sustainable alternative to synthetic fibers and polymers. Emphasizing research-based solutions for sustainability across various industries, this publication is an essential reference source for engineers, researchers, environmental scientists, and graduate-level students.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
    1. ORGANIZATION OF THE CHAPTERS
  6. Chapter 1: Natural Fibers for the Production of Green Composites
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CHARACTERIZATION OF NATURAL FIBERS
    4. IMPACTS OF NATURAL FIBERS ON COMPOSITE PROPERTIES
    5. CHALLENGES AND FUTURE TREND
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  7. Chapter 2: Processing Technologies for Green Composites Production
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODS OF FABRICATION
    4. CLOSED MOLDING
    5. HIGH VOLUME MOLDING METHODS
    6. CHEMICAL STORAGE TANKS AND PIPELINES, GAS CYLINDERS, FIRE-FIGHTERS BREATHING TANKS
    7. FABRICATION OF COMPOSITE: A PAST RESEARCH
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
  8. Chapter 3: Concurrent Design of Green Composites
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCURRENT DESIGN PROCESS OF GREEN COMPOSITE PRODUCTS
    4. CONCURRENT CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF GREEN COMPOSITE PRODUCTS
    5. DESIGN CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT AND SELECTION OF GREEN COMPOSITE PRODUCTS
    6. MATERIALS SELECTION OF GREEN COMPOSITE PRODUCTS
    7. MANUFACTURING PROCESS SELECTION OF GREEN COMPOSITE PRODUCTS
    8. LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT OF GREEN COMPOSITE PRODUCTS
    9. CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF GREEN COMPOSITES PRODUCT: CASE STUDY ON GREEN COMPOSITES BICYCLE FRAME DESIGN
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    12. REFERENCES
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 4: Effect of Bamboo Hybridization and Staking Sequence on Mechanical Behavior of Bamboo-Glass Hybrid Composite
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE SURVEY
    4. MATERIALS AND METHODS
    5. MECHANICAL TESTING
    6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  10. Chapter 5: Estimation of Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Epoxy-Based Green Composites
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MATERIALS AND COMPOSITE PREPARATION
    4. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
    5. EXPERIMENTATION DETAILS
    6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  11. Chapter 6: Fabrication and Processing of Pineapple Leaf Fiber Reinforced Composites
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PINEAPPLE LEAF FIBRE (PALF)
    5. EXTRACTION OF PINEAPPLE LEAF FIBRE (PALF)
    6. PRE-TREATMENT OF THE PINEAPPLE LEAF FIBRE
    7. FABRICATION OF PINEAPPLE LEAF FIBRE (PALF) REINFORCED COMPOSITES
    8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 7: Green Composites and Their Properties
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
  13. Chapter 8: Rice Husk Reinforcement in Polymer Composites
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RICE
    4. PRODUCTION OF RICE OVER THE WORLD
    5. RICE HUSK
    6. RICE HUSK REINFORCEMENT IN POLYMER COMPOSITES
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  14. Chapter 9: Techno-Economic and Life Cycle Assessment for the Production of Green Composites
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ECONOMIC FACTORS OF WOODY BIOMASS
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
  15. Chapter 10: Banana Fiber Reinforcement and Application in Composites
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NATURAL FIBRE COMPOSITES
    4. BANANA FIBER REINFORCED WITH THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES
    5. BANANA FIBRES REINFORCED WITH CEMENT COMPOSITES
    6. BANANA FIBRE REINFORCED WITH THERMOSET POLYMER COMPOSITES
    7. BANANA FIBRE REINFORCED WITH BIODEGRADABLE COMPOSITES
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
  16. Chapter 11: Bamboo Fiber-Reinforced Composites
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. BACKGROUND
    7. REFERENCES
  17. Chapter 12: Coir Fiber-Reinforced Composites
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. NATURAL FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITES
    5. COIR/COCONUT FIBERS
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
  18. Compilation of References
  19. About the Contributors