Sustainable Polymers and Additives

Fall 2024 > Engineering/Engineering Technology > PLAS.5960 > 031V

Course No: PLAS.5960-031V; SIS Class Nbr: 13603; SIS Term: 3410
Course Status: Open

Course Description

This course will provide an overview of polymers and additives that can be obtained or produced partly or entirely from renewable feedstock to create durable, biodegradable, recyclable polymers. The chemistry, structure, properties and processing of natural polymers, additives as well as polymers produced by the conversion of naturally occurring precursors (obtained from renewable resources) will be covered. Brief discussion of challenges in processing of these polymers, additives, their applications, reusability, and end-of -life consideration of these materials will also be included.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Students with a CSCE career need permission to take Graduate Level Courses.
  • Section Notes: HyFlex Course; Combined with section: PLAS.5960.201P.
  • Core Codes: STEM, HYFX
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Ramaswamy Nagarajan
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • T | 6:30 PM-9:20 PM ET Online
  • 2024 Fall: Sep 04 to Dec 20
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $2250
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

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