Functionalized Polymeric Materials in Agriculture and the Food Industry

  • Ahmed¬†Akelah

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Applications of Polymers in Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-64
  3. Applications of Polymers in Food

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-194
    2. Ahmed Akelah
      Pages 195-248
    3. Ahmed Akelah
      Pages 249-292
    4. Ahmed Akelah
      Pages 293-347
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 349-367

About this book

Introduction

This book looks at the applications of polymeric materials in agriculture and the food industry as a way to meet the growing demands of food production and to reduce the environmental pollution associated with the use of agrochemicals.

 

Following a detailed description of polymeric materials, Part I addresses in depth their use in both agriculture and agrochemicals. Part II focuses more closely on the role of polymeric materials in food, more specifically in food processing of especially dairy, sugar, juices and water, food additives, and food packaging and protection.

 

 

About the Author

Ahmed Akelah is currently Professor Emeritus of Polymer Chemistry at Tanta University, Egypt. He received his Dr. rer. nat. degree from Bonn University, Germany (1978) and his D.Sc. from Cairo University (2010) with a dissertation titled Reactive Functionalized Polymers and Nanocomposites and Their Applications for Achieving Green Chemistry in Chemical Reactions and Agriculture.

Keywords

Environment Polymers reactive functionalized materials

Authors and affiliations

  • Ahmed¬†Akelah
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Science, Dept. ChemistryTanta UniversityTantaEgypt

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7061-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7060-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7061-8
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