Recycling and Ecological Aspects of Polymer Applications - N112014
Title: Recyklace a ekologické aspekty aplikací polymerů
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2013 to 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Kalousková Radka Ing. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: M112007
Examination dates   Schedule   
The subject is focused on the characterization of main groups of products based on polymeric materials, especially fibers, adhesives, wrapping, products in engineering, boot and rubber industry. An attention is focused on recycling of polymeric waste.
Last update: Kalousková Radka (31.07.2013)
Aim of the course

Students will be able to:

  • orient themselves in the field of polymer selection for particular aplications,

characterize the properties of these materials, ecological aspect of their processing and recycling,

  • have the knowledge of waste plastics processing
  • have the knowledge of particular types of recycling technologies , including classification, separation and the conditions for their using.

Last update: TAJ112 (28.11.2013)
Literature -

R:Ducháček V.: Polymery-výroba, vlastnosti,zpracování, použití. VŠCHT, Praha 2000, 8070802413

R:Štěpek J., Zelinger J., Kuta A.: Technologie zpracování a vlastnosti plastů, SNTL/ALFA, Praha 1989

A:R.J.Hernandes, S.E.M.Selke, J.D.Culter: Plastic Packaging. Properties,Processing, Aplications, Regulations, Hanser Publisher, Munch, 3446214046

A:Handbook of adhesive technology, A.Pizzi, K.L.Mittal, NY Dekker 2003, 0824709861

A:Scheirs J.: Polymer Recycling, Wiley 2003,0471970549

A:G.Akovali: Polymers in Construction, Rapra technology Lmtd, 2005, 1859574688

A:Azapagic A., Emsley A., Hamerton I.: Polymers, the Enviroment and Sustainable Development, Wiley 2003, 0471877409

Last update: Fialová Jana (15.08.2013)
Learning resources -

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, J. Wiley & Sons (

Study materials to lecture at lectuter

Last update: Kalousková Radka (31.07.2013)
Syllabus -

1.History of processing of the polymers on rubbers, plastics and fibbers

2.Chemical fibbers: evaluation of the fibbers, classification, properties

3.Modification of fibbers, using, non-woven textiles

4.Adhezives: the theory of adhesion, the strength of joint, classification a basic types of adhesives,

5.Classification a basic types of coat, the way of using, protective coating

6.Polymers in the packaging industry : ecological aspects, legislation, barrier properties

7.Packaging materials, modification, plastic working

8.Polymers in the leather industry

9.Polymers in the construction

10.Polymers in engineering

11.Polymer waste, source, classification, legislation, Life Cycle Assessment

12.Physical and chemical recycling, pyrolysis, hydrogenation, gasification

13.Plastic separation, detection technique, recycling of PETP,PVC, PO, PS,PA, PU, etc

14.Iniceration of plastic waste, emission and solid residues, rubber tyre recycling

Last update: Fialová Jana (15.08.2013)
Registration requirements -

Macromolecular chemistry, Technology of polymer processing

Last update: Kalousková Radka (31.07.2013)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 50
Oral examination 50