Recycling and Disposal of Polymeric Wastes
FCH-MCO_RPOAcad. year: 2018/2019
Course is concerned to understanding processes of recyclation and disposal of polymeric waste (thermoplastics, reactoplastics, rubbers) as a complex problem including laws, economic and technical demands. Course is focused to overall process starting with waste collection and ending of recyclate utilization with accent to minimize of disposal site and influence to enviroment. Cource include at least one visit of recycling company.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The Origin, classification and characteristics of the waste Polymers. The Options for recycling plastics (chemical, mechanical, energetic) with special focus on mechanical recycling. Legislative, technological and economical interconnections of Polymer recycling.
Technology of Polymer processing
English I and II
Degradation, stabilization and aditivation of polymers
Technology of polymer processing
Laboratory course of macromolecular chemistry
English I and II
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Goodship V.: Introduction to Plastics Recycling. Smithers Rapra Technology Limited , Shawbury, UK 2007. (CS)
Ehring R. J.: Plastics Recycling: Products and Processes. Hanser Publishers, New York 1992. (CS)
Křivka P., Růžička J.: Odborný slovník anglicko-český a česko-anglický. Ekologie a ochrana životního prostředí. Loxia, Praha 1999. (CS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students. Two tours of the recycling plants are offered.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Examination in written form, 2 hour for making it.
Language of instruction
Laws and terminology
Collection, identification and sorting of waste
Wet and dry operations
Melt processing technologies
Additivation for recyclates
Recycling of thermoplastics
Recycling of termosets
Procesing technology in melt
Aditivation of recycled materials
Knowledges of legislating and practical problems relate to recyclation and liquidation of all kind of polymer waste. Graduate obtain basement for working in recycling company and have abilities to suplementation itself in this field.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Attending on the lectures is recomended. Student prepare all partial works. Exam is not posible to do without sending every partial works.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer