Exercises in Polymers and the Environment

NAME OF THE COURSE Exercises in Polymers and the Environment

Code

KTJ308

Year of study

3.

Course teacher

Assoc Prof Matko Erceg

Credits (ECTS)

1.0

Associate teachers

Type of instruction (number of hours)

P S V T

0

0

12

3

Status of the course

Mandatory

Percentage of application of e-learning

0 %

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course objectives

Through laboratory and field classes introduce students to the importance of recycling plastics and how recycling affects the properties of the polymer.

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

Enrolled in or passed the cours Polymers and the Environment

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)

After passing the exam, the student is expected to be able to:
- sort mixed polymer waste
- identify the components of polymer waste
- determine the effect of multiple recovery on the properties of polymers
- explain the complexity of the process of recovery of the polymer
- write a report

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

Exercise 1. Identification of polymers: primary tests, infrared spectroscopy.
Exercise 2. Influence of aging on properties of polymers.
Exercise 3. Sorting of plastic waste.
Exercise 4. Influence of multiple recycling on the thermal properties of polymers.
Field work: Visit to factories AD Plastik Inc. Solin, Fornix Ltd., Dugi Rat, GUMIIMPEX Inc., Varaždin

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities

Attending laboratory exercices and field work in the 100% amount.

Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course):

Class attendance

0.0

Research

0.0

Practical training

0.0

Experimental work

0.5

Report

0.1

0.2

Essay

0.0

Seminar essay

0.0

0.1

Tests

0.1

Oral exam

0.0

 

 

Written exam

0.0

Project

0.0

 

 

Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam

Oral examination is done before each laboratory exercise. The student activity in the laboratory is monitored and evaluated as well as the reports from exercises. Oral examination, laboratory work and report account for 40%, 30% and 30% of the final grade, respectively.
Rating: sufficient (50-61%), good (62-74%), very good (75-87%), excellent (88-100%).

Required literature (available in the library and via other media)

Title

Number of copies in the library

Availability via other media

M. Erceg, Oporaba plastike, Interna skripta za vježbe, Kemijsko-tehnološki fakultet, Split, 2014.

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Zavod za organsku tehnologiju

T. Kovačić, B. Andričić, Struktura i svojstva polimera, Interna skripta za vježbe, Kemijsko-tehnološki fakultet, Split, 2007.

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Zavod za organsku tehnologiju

Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal)

J. Scheirs, Polymer Recycling: Science, Technology and Applications, John Wiley&Sons, Chichester, 1998.

Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences

Quality assurance will be performed at three levels: (1) University Level, (2) Faculty Level by Quality Control Committee, (3) Lecturer’s Level.

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)