Course detail

Degradation and stability of polymers

CEITEC VUT-DS203AAcad. year: 2019/2020

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

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Prerequisites

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Co-requisites

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Recommended optional programme components

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Recommended or required reading

G.Scott, Mechanisms of Polymer Degradation and Stabilisation, Elsevier Applied Science, London and New York, 1990
Zweifel H. Stabilization of Polymeric Materials. Heidelberg, New York: Springer-Verlag Berlin, 1998. ISBN 3-540-61690-X
Zweifel H. Plastics Additives Handbook, 5th Edition. Munich: Hanser Publishers, 2001.
Lokensgard E, Industrial plastics, theory and application, 5th Edition, DELMAR Cengage Learning, Michigan 2010, ISBN-13: 978-14283-6070-9
Alberty RA, Silbey RJ. Physical Chemistry, 2nd Edition. John Wiley&Sons, New York 1997
Gächter R, Müller H, Plastics Additives, 3rd Edition, Hanser Publishers, Munich, Vienna, New York, 1990. ISBN 3-446-15680-1

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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Language of instruction

English

Work placements

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Course curriculum

1. Introduction
2. Basic principles of thermo and photo oxidative decomposition of organic compounds
3. Environmental impacts
4. Structural prerequisites of commodity plastics
5. Mechanisms of oxidative degradation (thermo, photo)
6. Analytical methods quantifying the degradation changes
7. Stabilization of polymers against thermo oxidative degradation (processing and LTHA)
8. Stabilization of polymers against degradation due to radiation (UV, high-energy)
9. Modification of properties and the effect of non-stabilizing additives
10. Approaches and instrumental methods of accelerated ageing
11. Weathering

Aims

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Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme STIPMNK Doctoral

    branch PM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme STIAMN Doctoral

    branch AM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PNTMT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme STIAMN Doctoral

    branch ANTMT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme STIPMNK Doctoral

    branch PM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme STIPMN Doctoral

    branch PM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch PNTMT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

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