Display language

#30192 / #10

Seit WiSe 2021/22


Advanced Recycling Technologies I


Rotter, Vera Susanne




Fakultät III

Institut für Technischen Umweltschutz

33331700 FG Kreislaufwirtschaft und Recyclingtechnologie

MSc Technischer Umweltschutz


Z 2

Scholz, Johannes Roland


Learning Outcomes

After the successful completion of the module the students: - understand societally and industrially relevant resource flows and the demand for mineral and metal raw materials, - are familiar with assessment methods for the geological and socio-economic availability and supply risks for raw materials, - have a good overview and technical knowledge of primary and secondary supply and production of relevant materials such as steel, aluminum, copper, precious metals, phosphate, plastics etc., - understand the impact of impurities in recycling processes and are able to suggest removal steps, - can address challenges in industrial recycling processes, - are able to assess and improve the recyclability of complex products, - are able to apply the acquired knowledge in a broader environmental perspective. The module’s qualification profile is : 30% knowledge and understanding, 20% development and design, 20% research and evaluation, 30% practical application


- Framework for geological resource classification and criticality assessment - Fundamentals on primary and secondary production (recycling) of materials (e.g. steel, aluminum, copper, precious metals, specialty metals, plastics, and phosphate) - Demand for and use of metals and minerals in society - Quantification of resource potentials in end-of-life flows - Advanced sorting technologies - Recycling-oriented product characterization - Analytical tools in Resource Management (Material Flow Analysis, Recycling Performance Indicators, Recyclability Assessment, Criticality Assessment) - Data management and statistical analysis of uncertainties

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Advanced recycling technologiesSEMWiSeEnglish2
Tools in resource management and planningUEWiSeEnglish1

Workload and Credit Points

Advanced recycling technologies (SEM):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
55.0h(~2 LP)
Preparation and follow-up work15.01.0h15.0h

Tools in resource management and planning (UE):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
70.0h(~3 LP)

Course-independent workload:

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
55.0h(~2 LP)
Preparation of exam1.055.0h55.0h
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

This module will be held as a weekly seminar where students learn the fundamentals and the state-of-art in recycling technologies. Exercises show the practical application of various resource management tools, as well as the practical laboratory training, exposes the students to the complexity of gaining empirical data for raw material management. The contents of the exercises are practically applied in the preparation of a total of 4 graded assignments. An excursion is complementing theoretical knowledge with practical experience.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Modul 30109 (Grundlagen der Kreislaufwirtschaft) or equivalent passed English at the level C1 or equivalent

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

No information

Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 Punkte insgesamt



Test elements

oral exam60oral30
Submission of 4 graded assignments40writtenNo information

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

To complete the module students must submit in total 4 written and graded assignments. In an oral exam, they present their specific knowledge and ability to reflect the exercises relative to their methodology and results.

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

This module is not limited to a number of students.

Registration Procedures

For the registration for the examination please use the online service QISPOS. Participants should register in advance to the first tasks which are relevant for the examination, however not later than the 30th of November. Die Anmeldung der Portfolio-Prüfung erfolgt über QISPOS. Die Anmeldung muss bis einen Werktag vor Erbringen der ersten bewertungsrelevanten Teilleistung, spätestens jedoch bis zum 30. November erfolgen.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

Availability:  unavailable


Electronical lecture notes

Availability:  unavailable



Recommended literature
Aktuelle Literaturhinweise werden in der Veranstaltung gegeben.

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
Technischer Umweltschutz (M. Sc.)14WiSe 2021/22SoSe 2023
Werkstoffwissenschaften (M. Sc.)14WiSe 2021/22SoSe 2023
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (M. Sc.)14WiSe 2021/22SoSe 2023


No information