Course detail

Recycling and Disposal of Polymeric Wastes

FCH-MCO_RPOAcad. year: 2018/2019

Course is concerned to understanding processes of recyclation and disposal of polymeric waste (thermoplastics, reactoplastics, rubbers) as a complex problem including laws, economic and technical demands. Course is focused to overall process starting with waste collection and ending of recyclate utilization with accent to minimize of disposal site and influence to enviroment. Cource include at least one visit of recycling company.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The Origin, classification and characteristics of the waste Polymers. The Options for recycling plastics (chemical, mechanical, energetic) with special focus on mechanical recycling. Legislative, technological and economical interconnections of Polymer recycling.


Macromolecular Chemistry Technology of Polymer processing English I and II Degradation, stabilization and aditivation of polymers Technology of polymer processing Laboratory course of macromolecular chemistry English I and II


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Goodship V.: Introduction to Plastics Recycling. Smithers Rapra Technology Limited , Shawbury, UK 2007. (CS)
Ehring R. J.: Plastics Recycling: Products and Processes. Hanser Publishers, New York 1992. (CS)
Křivka P., Růžička J.: Odborný slovník anglicko-český a česko-anglický. Ekologie a ochrana životního prostředí. Loxia, Praha 1999. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students. Two tours of the recycling plants are offered.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Examination in written form, 2 hour for making it.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Laws and terminology
English terminoogy
Collection, identification and sorting of waste
Wet and dry operations
Melt processing technologies
Additivation for recyclates
Recycling of thermoplastics
PET recycling
Recycling of termosets

Procesing technology in melt
Aditivation of recycled materials
Thermoplastics recycling


Knowledges of legislating and practical problems relate to recyclation and liquidation of all kind of polymer waste. Graduate obtain basement for working in recycling company and have abilities to suplementation itself in this field.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attending on the lectures is recomended. Student prepare all partial works. Exam is not posible to do without sending every partial works.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPCP_CHM Master's

    branch NPCO_CHM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NKCP_CHM Master's

    branch NKCO_CHM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer