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SCP3049475, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course First cycle degree in
SC1157, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY 2
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge VALERIO CAUSIN CHIM/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/04 Industrial Chemistry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019/20 20/01/2015 30/11/2020 CAUSIN VALERIO (Presidente)
MAREGA CARLA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Having attended a basic Organic Chemistry course
Target skills and knowledge: Main processes of the petroleum industry; chemistry and properties of polymers; main equipment of the chemical industry.
Examination methods: Oral. Questions on petrochemistry/chemical plants and on polymer chemistry.
Assessment criteria: Students must demonstrate that they have acquired knowledge about the content of teaching and the ability to discuss the issues proposed during the examination
Course unit contents: Fractionation of crude oil and refining of petroleum liquid fuels: topping, cracking, reforming, isomerization, alkylation.
Hydrocarbons for the petrochemical industry: olefins by steam cracking, aromatics, butadiene, isoprene, styrene.
Polymeric materials: classification of homopolymers and copolymers.
Constitution, configuration and conformation of macromolecules.
Mechanisms of polymerization.
Polymerization processes.
Thermodynamics and kinetics of polymerization.
Copolymerization kinetics.
Definition of average molecular weights and molecular weight distribution.
Glass transition.
Crystallization of polymers.
Processing of polymeric materials.
Description of the main equipment of the chemical industry: valves, pumps and compressors, heat exchangers; distillation, absorption and stripping columns; chemical reactors.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides related to all the lessons will be available to the students
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • E. Stocchi, Chimica Industriale Vol.2. --: Edisco, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A.I.M., Fondamenti di Scienza dei Polimeri. --: Pacini Editore, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • P.C. Painter, M.M.Coleman, Fundamentals of Polymer Science. --: CRC Press, --. Cerca nel catalogo