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Polymer Degradation


Polymers Mechanism Decomposition Protective Material Permeation Resistance Hydrogenation Degradation Double Bond Chain Scisson Penetration Swelling Pyrolysis

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Polymers are a new age material with wide applications in every part of the universe. As the backbone of the polymer is mainly composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen their disposal after use is a universal problem unless it is biodegradable. Degradation is the scission of polymer backbone by breaking of various bonds and formation of copolymers. The degradation rates can be controlled by various parameters. The degradation results in loss of material from bulk due to polymer erosion. Also, different types of degradation brings the change in polymer properties due to its surroundings during their application as particular polymer/its composites. There are advantages and disadvantages of degradation as polymer composites can be used as protective material against the harmful environment. On the other hand, effective methods can be searched for non-biodegradable polymers. A database can be formed whenever such materials have industrial applications.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 30th 2019

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Deadline for chapter proposals: September 20th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: November 19th 2019

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Review results due: February 7th 2020

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Expected publication date: April 7th 2020

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About the editor

Pratima Parashar Pandey

CET Opto

Dr. Pratima Parashar Pandey is an Academician and Scientist in the field of Materials Science and Nanotechnology since last twenty five years. Earlier, she was in the field of polymer blends for twenty years and has published about fourteen papers in cited journals. Since, last ten years, she is in the field of metal nano polymer composites and has eleven research papers in SCI journals. She has written two chapters one, ‘Silver particulate films on softened polymer composite’ in the book ‘Applications of Calorimetry in a Wide Context - Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Isothermal Titration Calorimetry and Microcalorimetry’ Other, ‘Nano Biomaterials in Antimicrobial Therapy’ in a book ‘Recent Biopolymers’ published both in InTechOpen Publication. She has been reviewer, technical programme committee member and invited speakers for many international conferences.

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