About the book
The book, Chitin and Chitosan - Physicochemical Properties and Industrial Applications, provides an overview of the extraction, modification, characterization, and application of chitin and chitosan derivatives from crustacean by-products and their physicochemical properties. It presents and explains important studies and develops new and innovative methods of biological and physicochemical analysis in the fields of organic and mineral environmental pollution, corrosion inhibitors, drug delivery systems, superabsorbent materials, nanotechnology, textiles, biotechnology, and biomedical sciences.
Our book will distinguish itself from competing volumes by discussing the synthesis, purification, analysis, and properties of chitin-chitosan polymers as a renewable source of natural biodegradable polysaccharides and also by presenting various practical and potential new applications of these materials. It is highly recommended for industrial personnel involved in bioprocesses, biochemistry, microbiology, bioengineering, food engineering, medical and pharmaceutical industries as well as for readers interested in environmental protection and who wish to specialize in chitin and chitosan derivative technologies.