Hydrated Materials: Applications in Biomedicine and the Environment.pdf
Water covers more than 70% of the earth's surface and is an essential and major component of all living matter. However, artificially hydrated materials, including hydrophilic materials, are far fewer than one might expect. Currently, these materials are in a state of development for applications in fields such as biomedicine, environmental engineering, and industrial engineering. So what do artificially hydrated materials hold for the future? This book is a great introduction to hydrated materials, presenting academic and practical content that gives a feel of theoretical as well as real-world problems.
Mechanics of Materials. Tribology- Friction, Wear and Lubrication. Articular Cartilage. The Human Skin and Hydration. Hydrogel Materials for Tissue Engineering. Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)-gel for Orthopedic Technologies. Environmentally Friendly Bearing and Sealing Systems with Artificial Articular Cartilage for Power Generation from Natural Energy. Controlling Water-based or Oil-Based Film between Shoes and the Floor to Prevent Slips and Falls.