Knowledge and understanding
Polymeric materials are one of the most advanced fields of research in
chemistry. Polymer science is an highly multidisciplinary field, spanning
from organic chemistry to mechanical engineering, which cannot be
treated extensively in a single course. Object of the present course is the
general introduction to the field of polymer chemistry.
Applying knowledge and understanding.
The student will be able to apply the acquired theoretical knowledge in
the day to day practice in the field of polymer chemistry.
The students will have to be able to:
a) correlate the concepts (making judgements);
b) use them as theoretical background to tackle topics on polymer
sciernce not necessarily handled during the course, but connected with it
Knowledge: The main objective of the course is to provide students with
the general criteria useful for an industrial chemical process planning and
with the fundamental concepts that must be taken into account in
designing a plant. To this aim, some industrial chemical processes are
described and analyzed in terms of thermodynamic and kinetic aspects
and are also highlighted the most important technology. Problems
associated with the cost, sustainability and safety of an industrial process
are also discussed.
Applying knowledge and understanding: students will acquire the ability
to analyze thermodynamically and kinetically an industrial process,
highlighting the most important aspects and technological solutions. They
will also acquire concepts related to environmental and economic
sustainability of a process.