Plastics & Environment

Fall 2024 > Engineering/Engineering Technology > PLAS.5970 > 031

Course No: PLAS.5970-031; SIS Class Nbr: 5226; SIS Term: 3410
Course Status: Open

Course Description

This course investigates the waste management solutions for different types of plastics. Both traditional and emerging recycling methods will be highlighted. Accumulation of plastic waste in the natural environment and the toxicology of plastics as well as their additives will be discussed, Further, analysis methods and instrumentation to characterize recycled plastics, and the differences in virgin polymers and recycled polymers will be introduced. Potential degradable, biodegradable or biobased alternatives will be reviewed along with the concepts of life cycle assessment and Green Chemistry for designing the most sustainable plastic materials.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Students with a CSCE career need permission to take Graduate Level Courses.
  • Core Codes: NO COST
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Grace Wan-Ting Chen
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • 2024 Fall: Sep 04 to Dec 20
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1800 | Pay as little as $367/mo for this course.
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  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: M.S.E. in Plastics Engineering, Graduate Certificate in Plastics Materials

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