RECOVERY AND RECYCLE OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS

RECOVERY AND RECYCLE OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS

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Code
43062
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
4 credits during the 3nd year of 8765 Material Science (L-30) GENOVA

4 credits during the 3nd year of 8757 Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (L-27) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Material Science)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

In this course the basic concepts of recovery and recycling processes of the polymeric materials are provided. The most important investigation techniques of collection, recycling and reuse of polymeric materials are described, together with the main applications of the different raw materials.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at deeply investigating some problems concerning sustainable development and the ecosystem preservation in reference to the production, use, recovery and recycling of plastics, synthesized from raw materials from non-renewable sources

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is focused to develop the student's ability to correlate the theoretical notions about the processes that can be used for the reuse and recycling of polymer materials and their sustainability. To pursue this goal, traditional lectures are always accompanied by concrete examples related to everyday life. At the end of the course the student will be able to:

• Critically discuss the different types of processes and theoretically assess their sustainability through a life cycle assessment of recycled materials;

• Compare the properties of virgin raw materials with those of recycled raw materials.

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures in the classroom. Lesson notes are uploaded to the corresponding AulaWeb page simultaneously with their presentation in the classroom.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Polymeric materials in nowadays life. Influence of the environment on polymers. Resource and waste management policies for polymers. Identification and separation of polymers in the solid wastes. Technologies for polymer recycling. Mechanical recycling , Chemical recycling and energy recovery. Environmental impacts of recycling. LCA case studies of recycling options and technologies.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

1. A. Azapagic, A.Emsley, I.Hamerton ,’ Polymers , The environmentand substainable development’ , Ed. I. Hamerton, Wiley and Sons , England, 2003 ;

2. A.A. V.V. , Feed-stock recycling and pyrolysis  of waste plastics : converting waste plastics into Diesel and other fuels ‘, Ed. J. Scheirs , E.W. Kaminsky, Wiley and Sons, England , 2006

3. M. Aglietto, M.B. Coltelli "Riutilizzo dei materiali polimerici" Ed. Nuova Cultura 2015

4. Distribuzione fotocopie curate dal Docente

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: always, by appointment

Exam Board

SILVIA VICINI (President)

MAILA CASTELLANO (President)

MARINA ALLOISIO

ORIETTA MONTICELLI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures in the classroom. Lesson notes are uploaded to the corresponding AulaWeb page simultaneously with their presentation in the classroom.

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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RECOVERY AND RECYCLE OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination conducted by two teachers for a duration of at least 30 minutes.

 During the calendar year, seven exam dates are set up in the time intervals scheduled by the Manifesto degli Studi.

The oral examination usually consists of three parts, which of them are evaluated as specified below:

- in the first part, the student has to face a problem related to the recycling of polymeric materials in order to verify his understanding and mastery of the course topics as well as his ability to apply the theoretical concepts to real situations; the first part is awarded a maximum rating of 15/30;

- in the second part, the student is required to describe in detail one type of recycling method; the second part is awarded a maximum rating of 10/30;

- in the third part, the student is asked to describe an arguments related to the diffusion, collection and life cycle of the plastic materials; the third part is awarded a maximum rating of 5/30

Assessment methods

The oral examination is conducted by two professors. They are able to verify the achievement of the learning outcomes. When these are not met, the student is invited to extend the study. To ensure uniformity between the examination topics and those actually carried out during the course, is present into the AulaWeb page a detailed program, so that students themselves can verify adherence.