Search for dissertations about: "Bio-based polymers"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 33 swedish dissertations containing the words Bio-based polymers.

  1. 1. Exploring bio-based monomers for UV-curable polymer networks

    Author : Sara Brännström; Eva Malmström; Yves Leterrier; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Bio-based; polymers; vinyl ether; polyester; photopolymerization; lipase; Fiber- och polymervetenskap; Fibre and Polymer Science;

    Abstract : Increased environmental awareness and concern has led to a high demand for sustainable, bio-based materials. Consequently, there is a need for research and development of new bio-based polymeric materials that can be synthesized via routes eliminating excessively toxic reactants and by-products. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sustainable synthetic pathways towards the formation of bio-based polymeric materials

    Author : Susana Torrón; Mats Johansson; Dean Webster; KTH; []

    Abstract : Increasing environmental and social awareness arising from the use of oil as main source of raw materials, has awaken the interest of many scientists to explore new synthetic pathways for polymer production. These new approaches embrace the use of alternative feedstock and sustainable synthetic routes aiming for enhancing biodegradability and recyclability. READ MORE

  3. 3. Bio-based Composites from Soybean Oil Thermosets and Natural Fibers

    Author : Kayode Adekunle; Högskolan i Borås; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; bio-based thermoset resins; natural fibres; hybrid composites; renewable resources; mechanical analysis; compression molding; lyocell fiber; Energi och material; Resursåtervinning; Resource Recovery; hybrid composite; natural fiber; Bio-based thermoset resin;

    Abstract : In order to reduce over-dependency on fossil fuels and to create an environment that is free of non-degradable plastics, and most importantly to reduce greenhouse gas emission, bio-based products are being developed from renewable resources through intense research to substitute conventional petrochemical-based plastics with renewable alternatives and to replace synthetic fibers with natural fibers. Many authors have done quite a lot of work on synthesizing polymers from renewable origin. READ MORE

  4. 4. Bio-based barriers from wood hydrolysates : A pilot-scale approach

    Author : Soheil Saadatmand; Ulrica Edlund; Youssef Habibi; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Wood hydrolysate; biorefinery; oxygen permeability; multilayer barriers; food packaging.; vedhydrolysat; syrgaspermeabilitet; barriärskikt; livsmedelsförpackning;

    Abstract : Wood hydrolysates (WHs) are liquids extracted from the hydrothermal treatment of wood. They exist as the byproduct of forestry industries such as the dissolving pulp and fiberboard industries. WHs are hemicellulose-based with a large share of lignin in the chemical composition. READ MORE

  5. 5. Microbial Production of Bio-Based Chemicals: A Biorefinery Perspective

    Author : Tarek Dishisha; Bioteknik; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Biorefinery; platform chemical; organic acid; propionic acid; 3-hydroxypropionic acid; 3-hydroxypropionaldehyde; methacrylic acid; 1; 3-propanediol; Propionibacterium acidipropionici; Lactobacillus reuteri; Gluconobacter oxydans; high cell density fermentation; biotransformation; product inhibition; cell recycle; immobilized cells; chemical catalysis; pdu operon;

    Abstract : A shift from fossil- to renewable biomass feedstock for the emerging bio-based economy requires the development and adoption of new sustainable technologies that are more suited for transformation of biomass components to chemicals, materials and energy. This thesis presents investigations on the development of processes based on industrial biotechnology as a key element for the production of chemicals from agro-/industrial by-products. READ MORE