14HPI418 - Polymer Processing and Recycling

Course specification
Course titlePolymer Processing and Recycling
Study programmeChemical Engineering
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    Conditionpassed Fundamentals of Polymer EngineeringОблик условљености
    The goalBasic knowledge on the selection of appropriate processing techniques for individual polymer materials. Knowledge on specific processing techniques. ; Training the student to independently recognize the possibilities of recycling polymers.
    The outcomeStudents are able to predict and evaluate the type and capacity of equipment for processing polymer materials. ; Students are able to select appropriate technologies for polymer recycling. ; Students develop the capability to approach problem solving in a comptetent and organized fashion. Students acquire knowledge that enables them to work in industrial practice.
    Contents of lectures1. Introduction. The significance and volume of polymer processing and recycling at the global and domestic level. ; 2. Discussion of polymer properties relevant for their processing. Specificities of processing individual polymer materials. Auxiliary raw materials (additives, plasticizers, fillers). ; 3. Basics of processing polymer materials. ; 4. Polymer processing techniques. Mixing. Calandering. Lamination. Extrusion. Thermoforming. Rotational forming. Compression moulding. Injection moulding. Reaction injection moulding. Blow moulding. Polymer foam production. Paper production. ; 5. Processing and manufacturing of composite polymer materials. Processing polymer blends. ; 6. Principles of polymer reycling. Classification of polymer recycling technologies. ; 7. Recycling of polyolefins, poly(vinyl chloride), polystyrene, poy(methyl methacrylate), polycarbonate, ABS, polyamides, poly(ethylene terephthalate). ; 8. Recycling of tyres and other rubber products. ; 9. Recycling of paper and paperboard. ; 10. Life cycle assessment of polymer products. ;
    Contents of exercises1. Recipe composition and dosage of auxiliary raw materials. ; 2. Calculation of technological parameters of extruders and other equipment. ; 3. Modelling of the operation of extruders and other equipment. ; 4. Case study: Life cycle assessment of selected polymer products.
    1. J.S. Veličković, I.G. Popović, »Prerada polimernih materijala«, interna skripta Katedre za OHT (Original title)
    2. I.G. Popović, Reciklaža polimernih materijala, interna skripta Katedre za OHT (Original title)
    3. Charles. A. Harper, Ed. “Handbook of Plastics, Elastomers & Composites”, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2002 (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingThe course consists of lectures, calculation sessions and laboratory exercises.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper
    Practical lessonsOral examination60