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Poly(Lactic Acid): Synthesis, Structures, Properties, Processing, Applications, and End of Life, 2nd Edition

Rafael A. Auras, Loong-Tak Lim, Susan E. M. Selke, and Hideto Tsuji, Eds., Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, $250, 688 pages, June 2022, ISBN: 978-1-119-76744-2

Poly(Lactic Acid)

Polylactic acids (PLAs) — biodegradable polymers derived from lactic acid — play an important role in the path to sustainability. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the basic chemistry, production, and industrial use of PLAs. It features new and revised chapters on 3D printing, the mechanical and chemical recycling of PLA, PLA stereocomplex crystals, PLA composites, the environmental footprint of PLA, and more. It reviews specific processing methods, characterization techniques, and various applications.

Chemical Process Engineering, Volume 2

A. Kayode Coker and Rahmat Sotudeh-Gharebagh, Eds., Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, $295, 944 pages, Sept. 2022, ISBN: 978-1-119-85399-2

Chemical Process Engineering

This book reviews process design in chemical engineering, focusing on practical design with new tools such as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and UniSim simulation software. It describes how to integrate these tools for engineering education and process design. It is a valuable reference for engineers, consultants, technicians, and scientists concerned about various aspects of industrial design...


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