Learning outcomes

General learning outcomes

  • The student can relate the chemical structure of polymers to its circularity potential
  • The student understands the thermodynamic limitations of recycling
  • The student has a solid knowledge of the complexity of various polymer waste types/mixes
  • The student can explain the tension between market demands (i.e. technical performance and/or aesthetics) and circular design
  • The student can map material flows in a value chain
  • The student knows the state-of-the-art in mechanical recycling of polymers
  • The student knows the state-of-the-art in (thermo)chemical recycling of both polyolefin-type materials and of heteropolymers