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Course syllabus N400M9_4D - Mechanisms of Degradation of Polymeric Materials (FCFT - 2018/2019 - post-graduate studies)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology
Course unit code: N400M9_4D
Course unit title: Mechanisms of Degradation of Polymeric Materials
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture5 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 6
Recommended semester/trimester: Technology of Polymer Materials - doctoral (semi-compulsory), 1. year
Level of study: 3.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods:
Preparation and presentation of work connected with degradation of polymers which are the aim of dissertation work of student.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Development of knowledge about mechanisms of oxidative degradation of polymers, photodegradation of polymers, thermal and chemical degradation of polymers and degradation proces in processing of polymers.
Course contents:
Principles of oxidative degradation of polymers. Basic antioxidant mechanisms(H-donors, hydroperoxide decomposers, alkyl radical scavengers,metal deactivator, multifuncional stabilizers).
Photodegradation of polymers.Mechanisms of UV stabilization ((UV absorption, quenching, hydroperoxide decomposition, free radical scavenging, stabilization mechanisms of HALS).
Thermal degradation and stabilization of selected polymers. Mechanisms of PVC degradation
(dehydrochlorination in absence of air, thermal oxidative degradation of PVC).
Pyrolysis of polymers. Mechanism of hydrolysis of polymers.
Basic principles of polymer degradation by acids. Action of acid scavengers.
Degradation proces in processing of polymers (melt fracture, coating mechanisms).Mechanisms of processing aid action.
Mechanisms of polymer degradation by flame. Flame retardant mechanisms.
Recommended or required reading:
ZWEIFEL, H. Plastics Additives Handbook. Munich: Carl Hanser Verlag, 2001. 1148 p. ISBN 3-446-21654-5.

Language of instruction: slovak or english
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 24

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Name of lecturer(s): prof. Ing. Pavel Alexy, PhD. (lecturer) - slovak
prof. Ing. Ivan Hudec, PhD. (examiner, lecturer, person responsible for course) - slovak, english
doc. Ing. Ján Kruželák, PhD. (lecturer) - slovak
Last modification: 27. 8. 2018
Supervisor: prof. Ing. Ivan Hudec, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Tomáš Molnár on 08/27/2018.

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