Special Issue "Nano Biocomposites for Future Bioeconomy"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomolecular Crystals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Pawan Kumar Mishra
Guest Editor
Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: lignin; cellulose; nanoparticles; composites material; wood; bioeconomy
Dr. Adam Ekielski
Guest Editor
Department of Production Engineering, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, 02-787 Warszawa, Poland
Interests: biodegradable composites; nanoparticles; nanoparticles migration; mechanical properties of biomaterials
Dr. Vishal Sharma
Guest Editor
Institute of Forensic Science & Criminology Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014, India
Interests: material science; bio-based polymers and composites; nanophosphors; sensors; hyderogels in forensic sensing applications; waste water treatment
Dr. Vijay Kumar
Guest Editor
National Institute of Technology Sringar, Jammu and Kashmir, 190006, India
Interests: synthesis; processing and characterization of bio-based polymers and composite; drug delivery devices; waste water treatment; polymer metal nanocomposites; ion solid interaction; nanophosphors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bionanocomposites and biocomposites form a very focussed of a research area that assimilates agricultural science, biology, chemistry, environmental science, materials science, nanoscience, and nanotechnology to offer versatile strategies for solving problems. Bionanocomposites have mounted themselves as a promising class of hybrid materials derived from natural and synthetic polymers and inorganic fillers. Similarly, biocomposites made from natural materials have also become the centre of attention due to their potential long term and environmentally friendly benefits. Recently, the research community has twisted its responsiveness to particular inorganic nanofiller materials devoted to biomedical applications. This is primarily endorsed by the refinement of interactions between nanoparticles and polymeric chains and to the improvement in specific properties required for target applications. In environmental and agricultural applications, the combined use of activated carbon with living beneficial microorganism consortia has become popular for the alleviation of abiotic stresses. The main focus of introduction of biocomposites amendments is the sustainable management of the environment. In this Special Issue, we expose the basic concepts of bionanocomposites and biocomposites based on polymers, inorganic/organic fillers, activated carbon and rhizobacteria consortia describing the techniques, standards, and analyses that must be carried out to characterize nanocomposites and biocomposites, emphasizing that it is important to continue developing and/or innovating processes, taking into account the environment. All applications that are shown from an environmentally friendly sustainability approach. We invite researchers to contribute to the Special Issue on Bionanocomposites and Biocomposites, which is intended to serve as a unique multidisciplinary forum covering broad aspects of polymer science, biomedical engineering, agriculture, biomedicine biology, chemistry, materials science, environmental science, nanoscience, and nanotechnology. The potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Processing schemes in Bionanocomposites
  • Fundamentals of Bionanocomposites;
  • Bionanocomposites from lignocellulosic resources: Properties, applications and future; trends for their use in the biomedical field;
  • Synthetic biopolymer nanocomposites for tissue engineering scaffolds;
  • Polylactide (PLA)-based nanocomposites;
  • Starch-based nano-biocomposites;
  • Bio-nanocomposites for food packaging applications;
  • Functional polymer–clay nanotube composites with sustained release of chemical agents;
  • Polymer–Ceramic Bionanocomposites for Dental Application;
  • Biocompatible nanocomposites for bone tissue engineering;
  • Composites of chitosan for biomedical applications;
  • Bio-nanocomposites based on natural polymers;
  • Hydrogel nanocomposites in biology: design and applications;
  • Cellulose based bio-nanocomposites;
  • Bionanocomposites and Environment;
  • Bionanocomposites based sensors;
  • Bionanocomposites for drug delivery;
  • Bionanocomposites in Agriculture;
  • Bionanocomposites and its Bio-medical applications;
  • Bionanocomposites in wastewater treatment;
  • Composites of rhizobacteria and biochar under abiotic stresses crop production;
  • Composted biochar in metals contaminated soil and waste water;

Any other reseach area related to bionanocomposites

Dr. Pawan Mishra
Dr. Adam Ekielski
Dr. Vishal Sharma
Dr. Vijay Kumar
Guest Editors

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  • bionanocomposites
  • waste water
  • drug delivery
  • bio-medical applications
  • agriculture
  • sensors
  • biochar
  • heavy metals
  • rhizobacteria consortia

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