14MHOH9 - Basic Principles of Polymer Chemistry and Tehnology

Course specification
Course titleBasic Principles of Polymer Chemistry and Tehnology
Study programmeChemical engineering
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Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionNo prerequisitОблик условљености
    The goalThe objective of this course is to extend the students knowledge on polymer properties, polymerization methods and characterization. Analysing the manufacturing processes of the common polymers, the students learn how selection of raw materials, proper polymerization technique and process monitoring can affect the properties of final produtcs.
    The outcomeAfter the students fulfilled all the requirements and passed the exam, they are capable to select a proper polymerization method to get desired polymer properties, capable to control the porcess and final product. Based on the previously acquired knowledge, as well as those acquired in this course, the students are capable to solve basic problems in practice.
    Contents of lectures1. Definition and polymer nomenclature. 2. Polymer structure. 3. Polymer properties: molar mass and distribution of molar mass, polymer solutions and melts, thermal and mechanical properties. 4. Polymerization in bulk, solution, suspension and emulsion polymerization. 5. Polycondensation. 6. Copolymerization. 7. Industrial synthesis of polyethylene, poly(vinyl chloride) and polystyrene. 8. Industrial synthesis of alkyd resins. 9. Characterization of polymers.
    Contents of exercises1. Synthesis of selected polymers and copolymers. 2. Determination of molar mass by viscosity method. 3. Determination of glass transition temperature for amorphous polymers. 4. Determination of degree of cristallinity for semi-crystaline polymers. 5. Essay on a relevant topic within polymer science.
    1. M. Kalagasidis Krušić, E. Džunuzović, Interna skripta Katedre za OHT, Beograd 2012.
    2. S. Jovanović, J. Đonlagić, 'Hemija makromolekula', TMF, Beograd 2004.
    3. S. Jovanović, K. Jeremić, 'Karakterisanje polimera', TMF, Beograd 2007.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures, calculations, practical lessons, seminars, disscusion.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures10Test paper
    Practical lessonsOral examination60