POLYMER TECHNOLOGY (3360506)  

5
Credit
3 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 30 + 0
ESE + PA + ALA
Theory Marks
20 + 0 + 30
ESE + OEP + PA
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Rationale
Polymers account for around 70% of petrochemicals in India. Indian polymer industry is growing at very impressive rate in 21st century. India has become the world’s third largest consumer of polymers after China and US. We cannot imagine modern day life without using polymers. The Diploma chemical engineers have to deal with identification and characterization of raw material to ensure the quality of polymer product along with different techniques of processing. The content of this course is designed to enable diploma holders to develop the skills required for working in production, processing, testing, marketing and sales department of plastics, rubbers and fibres manufacturing Industries.
Course Outcome
The theory should be taught and practical should be carried out in such a manner that students are able to acquire different learning outcomes in cognitive, psychomotor and affective domain to demonstrate following course outcomes:

i. Select appropriate techniques of polymerization
ii. Produce plastics using appropriate reactions and unit operations steps
iii. Produce rubbers using appropriate reactions and unit operations steps
iv. Produce fibres using appropriate reactions and unit operations steps
v. Apply different polymer processing techniques

Active Learning
i. www.mossrubber.com/pdfs/Rubber_Prop.pdf
ii. www.ias.ac.in/resonance/Volumes/02/04/0055-0059.pdf
iii. www.unuftp.is/static/fellows/document/ramos99-ff.pdf
iv. www.epa.gov/ttnchie1/ap42/ch06/final/c06s09.pdf
v. www.zorge.com/assets/Documents/Rubber-technology.pdf
vi. www.nzic.org.nz/ChemProcesses/polymers