About the book
Foams had always been a paramount material form for industry and science thanks to their wide application range in several industrial, civil and chemical processes. Foams also have many desirable properties, like lightness, resilience, thermal and acoustic insulation, noise absorption, adjustable airflow resistivity and porosity, resistivity to the diffusion of energy flow like heat and so on. They are also stable materials that can absorb gases or liquids and can be used as filters, bio-scaffolds for tissue engineering. Their principal characteristic is to feature a high surface area capable of storing energy or convert it from one form to another. This property could be used to enhance the performance of foams in terms of life existence, robustness and reliability. For these reasons, this book aim is to offer to readers a broad state-of-the-art situation of the current applications of foams, including thermal and acoustic issues and focusing on their new functions, usages and future trends.