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Nano- and Micro-Encapsulation - Techniques and Applications

Nedal Abu-Thabit

Jubail Industrial College


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Microencapsulation can be defined as the technique for entrapment of gas, liquid or solid active material inside microcapsule for immobilization, protection and controlled-release of the encapsulated ingredients. Examples of such active materials are drugs, dyes, corrosion inhibitors, self-healing agents, catalysts, fragrances, proteins and many others. Hence, diverse microencapsulation technologies have been employed to produce active microcapsules for pharmaceutical, food, agriculture, defense, health care and cosmetics, textiles, paper and ink industries. The recent advances in nanotechnology and material sciences have contributed to the noticeable growing interest of scientists and researchers to employ microencapsulation in new emerging biomedical applications such as stimuli-responsive drug/ gene delivery, cell microencapsulation and artificial organs, as well as other advanced applications such as smart responsive coatings, smart self-healing and corrosion protective coatings.

With the emphasis on state-of-art methodologies for synthesis, characterization and scale-up technologies for current and emerging applications of micro and nanoencapsulation, this book is essential reading for materials scientists and researchers working in chemical sciences, drug delivery, pharmaceuticals and biomedical engineering.

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Nedal Abu-Thabit

Jubail Industrial College

Dr. Nedal Abu-Thabit holds a Ph.D. in chemistry with specialization in polymer chemistry. Currently, Dr. Nedal is an associate professor in the Chemical & Process Engineering Technology department at Jubail Industrial College. Since 2013, he holds the position of the Program Director for Polymer Engineering Technology major. Dr. Nedal has published more than 40 research articles and reviews in refereed journals, 14 book chapters; he has edited 3 books and holds 2 patents. His research interests in the areas of polymer synthesis, polymer post-functionalization, synthesis of functional polyelectrolytes for fuel cells applications, water sterilization using nanomaterials, synthesis of electrically conducting polymers for sensing applications, preparation of conductive hydrogels and conductive textiles; and isolation of biopolymers from natural sources. In addition, Dr. Nedal has contributed with many articles in the area of educational polymer chemistry.

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