Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.01.2020 - 29.05.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Jukka Seppälä

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student

  • understands how the most common polymeirzation mechanisms affect polymerization reactions.
  • knows the production technologies of the most common polymers and understands the special features of reactor types.
  • knows how the safety and stability of polymer reactors can be affected and is able to use stability analysis in research and development of polymer processes.
  • understands how viscosity affects polymerization processes and can design mixing and heat transfer of polymerization reactors.
  • can scale up/down mixing of polymerizations.
  • understands the use of reactor calorimeter in polymerzations reactors.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course covers the following topics: basics of polymerization processes, special features of process technology and reaction engineering of polymers, and production processes of most important polymers.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Home assignments
Other independent studying

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 24 h
Home assignments 60 h
Independent studying 20 h
Exam and its preparation 30 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Odian: Principles of Polymerization, 3rd. ed. (selected parts). Compendium.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

KE-100.3700, KE-100.3710

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basics of polymer structures.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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