Recycling of Materials

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
LEVEL
Bachelor
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
60
PERIOD
01/02/2023 to 30/06/2023

Course Description

This course deals with the main issues associated with recycling and sustainability in today?s world. This is a very complex issue that can be approached in many different ways. Here we focus on the aspects that are more related to materials engineering. The course contents include lectures on the main recycling techniques for different kinds of materials and a seminar on the different energy sources that can be used to achieve long-term sustainability. In addition, guest speakers will give lectures on several topics relevant to the course. Students will have to present a team work project at the end of the term. The objective of the project is to critically analyze an articulation of sustainable development using the method developed by Prof. Michael Ashby to deal with complex problems in sustainability. The project should focus on a particular issue and include the opinions of all stakeholders. The most important point in this project is critical thinking and creativity, not ideology. Some practical classes will also address the installation and use of CES Edupack software. This software will be used for life-cycle analysis and sustainability data.

Subject area

Chemistry Materials
Environment City Climate

Educational-info

ECTS

60

Validation mode

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Organizer

Partner

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Faculty

ETSI Caminos, Canales y Puertos

Department

Materials Science

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