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MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Course unit
TRANSFORMATION PROCESSES AND RECYCLING OF PLASTIC MATERIALS
INM0016024, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MATERIALS ENGINEERING
IN0523, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination TRANSFORMATION PROCESSES AND RECYCLING OF PLASTIC MATERIALS
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
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

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MICHELE MODESTI ING-IND/27

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
INM0016024 TRANSFORMATION PROCESSES AND RECYCLING OF PLASTIC MATERIALS MICHELE MODESTI IN0530

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/27 Industrial and Technological Chemistry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge on science and engineering of polymeric materials.
Target skills and knowledge: - Being able to define suitable manufacturing technology and polymer type and grade in relation to the final product
- Being able to find out suitable polymers and additives in relation to required material performance
- Being able to define technical and economical feasibility of recycling processes
Examination methods: The final written examination (100% of the final grade) consists of numerical problems related to polymer processing technologies (50% of the final grade) and some open-ended theoretical questions (50% of the final grade).
The final test aims to evaluate:
- the clarity of exposition and capacity of synthesis;
- the basic understanding of the formulation engineering;
- the ability to choose the polymers and additives necessary to achieve the required performance or to overcome specific regulations;
- the ability to choose the processing technology in relation to the rheological characteristics of the polymer;
- the ability to choose the proper selection and recycling methods, that have to be both technically and economically sustainable in relation to the raw polymers to be treated.
Assessment criteria: Proficiency in selecting suitable processing or recycling technology and materials in relation to final application
Course unit contents: Polymer science review. Additives for polymers: fillers and fibers, antioxidants, anti-UV, flame retardants, electrical and thermal conducting fillers, plasticizers.
Rheological properties of molten polymers. Thermal properties of polymers. Moulding processes for thermoplastics: injection moulding, extrusion, blow moulding, rotational moulding, thermoforming. Moulding processes for thermosets: reaction injection molding, resin transfer molding, pultrusion. Recycling technologies: mechanical recycling, chemical recycling (solvolysis and thermolysis), waste heat recovery. Identification and separation of polymers. Italian and European regulation on recovery, recycling and waste management. Examples of recycling of polymers (PET, polyolefins, PVC, thermosets).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lecture using also slides; discussion of numerical exercises
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides used during the lessons will be available for download. Other books will be suggested during classroom lecture
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Z. Tadmor, C.G. Gogos, Principles of Polymer Processing,. --: second edition, Wiley Interscience,, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • N. G. Mc Crum, C.P. Buckley, C.B. Bucknall:,, Principles of Polymer Engineering. --: second Edition, Oxford Science Publications,, 1997. Cerca nel catalogo
  • John Scheirs, Polymer Recycling. --: John Wiley & Sons, 1998. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean Energy Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Responsible Consumption and Production