14MHPI13 - Technology of Polymer Synthesis

Course specification
Course titleTechnology of Polymer Synthesis
Study programmeChemical engineering
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionОблик условљености
    The goalThe aim of this course is to provide a polymer synthesis methods including various types of polymerizations and their application toward common and promising polymer products with all parameters that are necessary for successful manufacturing and monitoring of processes, as well as final products.
    The outcomeAfter the students fulfilled all the requirements and passed the exam, they are capable to select a proper raw material to get desired polymer properties, capable to formulate and choose proper manufacturing process, to monitor it and final products. 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. Polymerization and copolymerization. 2. Application and industrial synthesis of common polymers. 3. Polyolefins: low- and high-density polyethylene, polypropylene. 4. Poly(vinyl chloride). 5. Polystyrene. 6. Styrene copolymers (ABS, SAN). 7. Polycarbonate. 8. Polyethyleneterephtalate-PET. 9. Polytertafluoroethylene-PTF.
    Contents of exercisesComputing and graphical determination of reactivity ratios, Q-e scheme, conversion of comonomers to copolymer, copolymer composition, copolymerization diagram-copolymer composition dependence vs. initial mixture.
    1. M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, 'Tehnologija sinteze polimera', Interna skripta Katedre za OHT, Beograd 2012.
    2. M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, 'Zbirka rešenih zadataka iz Tehnologije sinteze polimera', Interna skripta Katedre za OHT, Beograd 2012.
    3. D.E. Hudgin, 'Handbook of polymer synthesis', Marcel Dekker, 2005.
    4. G. Odian, 'Principles of polymerization', Fourth edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2004.
    5. J. Scheirs, T.E. Long, 'Chemistry and Technology of polyesters and copolyesters', John Wiley and Sons, 2003.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures, calculations, homeworks, disscusion.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures5Test paper
    Practical lessonsOral examination60