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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Handbook

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Handbook
A Book

by Vannessa Goodship,Ab Stevels

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2012-08-30
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 0857096338
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Electrical and electronic waste is a growing problem as volumes are increasing fast. Rapid product innovation and replacement, especially in information and communication technologies (ICT), combined with the migration from analog to digital technologies and to flat-screen televisions and monitors has resulted in some electronic products quickly reaching the end of their life. The EU directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) aims to minimise WEEE by putting organizational and financial responsibility on producers and distributors for collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE. Therefore all stakeholders need to be well-informed about their WEEE responsibilities and options. While focussing on the EU, this book draws lessons for policy and practice from all over the world. Part one introduces the reader to legislation and initiatives to manage WEEE. Part two discusses technologies for the refurbishment, treatment and recycling of waste electronics. Part three focuses on electronic products that present particular challenges for recyclers. Part four explores sustainable design of electronics and supply chains. Part five discusses national and regional WEEE management schemes and part six looks at corporate WEEE management strategies. With an authoritative collection of chapters from an international team of authors, Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) handbook is designed to be used as a reference by policy-makers, producers and treatment operators in both the developed and developing world. Draws lessons for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) policy and practice from around the world Discusses legislation and initiatives to manage WEEE, including global e-waste initiatives, EU legislation relating to electronic waste, and eco-efficiency evaluation of WEEE take-back systems Sections cover technologies for refurbishment, treatment and recycling of waste, sustainable design of electronics and supply chains, national and regional waste management schemes, and corporate WEEE management strategies

WEEE Recycling

WEEE Recycling
Research, Development, and Policies

by Alexandre Chagnes,Gérard Cote,Christian Ekberg,Mikael Nilsson,Teodora Retegan

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2016-07-26
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 0128033649
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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WEEE Recycling: Research, Development, and Policies covers policies, research, development, and challenges in recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The book introduces WEEE management and then covers the environmental, economic, and societal applications of e-waste recycling, focusing on the technical challenges to designing efficient and sustainable recycling processes—including physical separation, pyrometallurgical, and hydrometallurgical processes. The development of processes for recovering strategic and critical metals from urban mining is a priority for many countries, especially those having few available ores mining. Describes the two metallurgical processes—hydro- and pyro-metallurgy—and their application in recycling of metals Provides a life cycle analysis in the WEEE recycling of metals Outlines how to determine economic parameters in the recycling of waste metals Discusses the socio economic and environmental implication of metal recycling

Weee Recycling in Hong Kong

Weee Recycling in Hong Kong
A Study of Household Attitude and Behavior Towards Weee Recycling

by Ka-Man Gavin Cheng,鄭嘉民

  • Publisher : Open Dissertation Press
  • Release : 2017-01-26
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781361326015
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This dissertation, "WEEE Recycling in Hong Kong: a Study of Household Attitude and Behavior Towards WEEE Recycling" by Ka-man, Gavin, Cheng, 鄭嘉民, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Electrical and electronic goods production is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. More new electronic goods appear every year. If the electronic waste cannot be managed and recycled properly, more and more electrical and electronic waste (WEEE) would be generated in the future. In fact, improper WEEE treatment causes tremendous harmful effect to the environment and finally affects our health. More effort was put in WEEE recycling worldwide. In recent years, the government, NGOs and other responsible parties worked very hard in Hong Kong WEEE recycling. However, Hong Kong is still lagging behind in terms of WEEE recycling compare with other countries. In Hong Kong, large quantities of WEEE are shipped to developing countries, which are non-ethical. Some of them would also go to landfills in Hong Kong, which causes serious land contamination. Even if the electronic waste is collected, the collectors may not follow the EPD guidelines to recycle the waste. Therefore, it is important to let people know the environmental impact of WEEE, the proper WEEE recycling channels and the importance of WEEE recycling so as to raise their awareness towards WEEE issues. There are few research findings about household WEEE recycling in Hong Kong, especially the household attitude and behavior towards WEEE recycling. The result in this dissertation can fill this knowledge gap. In this study, questionnaires will be used to find out the WEEE generation pattern and recycling frequency in households, the prefer disposal methods for household WEEE and the household attitudes and behavior towards WEEE recycling. Besides, some WEEE recycling facilities will be visited to identify difficulties in WEEE recycling. Finally, possible ways will be suggested to tackle the difficulties of WEEE recycling. DOI: 10.5353/th_b5099041 Subjects: Electronic waste - Recycling - China - Hong Kong

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycling

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycling
Aqueous Recovery Methods

by Francesco Vegliò,Ionela Birloaga

  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 2018-05-18
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN : 0081020589
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Water Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycling: Aqueous Recovery Methods provides data regarding the implementation of aqueous methods of processing of WEEEs at the industrial level. Chapters explore points-of-view of worldwide researchers and research project managers with respect to new research developments and how to improve processing technologies. The text is divided into two parts, with the first section addressing the new research regarding the hydrometallurgical procedures adopted from minerals processing technologies. Other sections cover green chemistry, bio-metallurgy applications for WEEE treatment and the current developed aqueous methods at industrial scale. A conclusion summarizes existing research with suggestions for future actions. Provides a one-stop reference for hydrometallurgical processes of metal recovery from WEEE Includes methods presented through intended applications, including waste printed circuit boards, LCD panels, lighting and more Contains suggestions and recommendations for future actions and research prospects

The treatment, recovery, recycling and safe disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment

The treatment, recovery, recycling and safe disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment
A Book

by Department of Health: Estates and Facilities Division

  • Publisher : The Stationery Office
  • Release : 2007-09-03
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN : 9780113227945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations (S.I. 2006/3289, ISBN 9780110754796) introduce a new legal framework for the disposal of electrical and electronic equipment by householders and non-household users. This guidance document explains the requirements of the WEEE Regulations and how they affect NHS trusts as users of non-household equipment. Issues covered include: the objectives and scope of the Regulations; key dates and deadlines; links between procurement and disposal; the need to track EEE purchases made at a department/ward level; considerations involved in accepting end-of-life responsibility from producers in new procurement; and links with other waste management legislation.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Handbook

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Handbook
A Book

by Vannessa Goodship,Ab Stevels,Jaco Huisman

  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 2019-07-13
  • Pages : 728
  • ISBN : 0081021593
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Handbook, Second Edition, is a one-stop reference on current electronic waste legislation initiatives, their impact, and the latest technological considerations for reducing electronic waste (e-waste) and increasing the efficiency of materials recovery. It also provides a wide-range of global and corporate examples and perspectives on the challenges that face specific regions and companies, along with the solutions they are implementing in managing e-waste, offering further insights on how discarded products can be treated. Sections introduce the reader to legislation and initiatives to manage WEEE and discuss technologies for the refurbishment, treatment and recycling of waste electronics. Further sections focus on electronic products that present particular challenges for recyclers, explore sustainable design of electronics and supply chains, discuss national and regional WEEE management schemes, and more. Addresses the latest challenges and opportunities for electronic waste (e-waste) management, including e-waste collection models, circular economy implications, rare earth metal recovery, and much more Draws lessons for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) policy and practice from around the world Discusses legislation and initiatives to manage WEEE, including global e-waste initiatives, EU legislation relating to electronic waste, and eco-efficiency evaluation of WEEE take-back systems

Recycling Potential of Rare Earth Elements and Cobalt in WEEE-Batteries

Recycling Potential of Rare Earth Elements and Cobalt in WEEE-Batteries
A Book

by Philipp Sommer

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2014-09-16
  • Pages : 135
  • ISBN : 3656743851
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diploma Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject Engineering - Industrial Engineering and Management, grade: 1,0, Technical University of Berlin (Institut für Technischen Umweltschutz - Fachgebiet Abfallwirtschaft), language: English, abstract: [...] Since the majority of Li-ion and NiCd batteries and a large amount of NiMH batteries is disposed of along with the devices they were employed in as energy sources, a huge potential of REE and cobalt is inherent in waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). This thesis inquires about the role of REE and cobalt in WEEE-batteries and assesses the total contained quantities and the actual recovered quantities of REE and cobalt contained in WEEE-batteries. Thereby, the investigation focused on WEEE-batteries of a group of selected equipment types which did arise as waste from the German consumer sector in 2011. For the investigation, a calculation model was developed and furnished by data acquired through literature and market research, plant visits, expert interviews and experimental surveys. The results show that from a theoretical recycling potential of 41.7 ± 7.2 tons of REE in WEEE-batteries, no REE are currently recovered in the sense of a functional recycling. Of the 364.3 ± 63.7 tons of cobalt contained in WEEE-batteries, only 47.8 ± 13.7 tons were separately recovered. The low collection rate of battery powered WEEE was identified as a main causal factor. To increase the collected amount of WEEE-batteries [...]

Plastic value chains

Plastic value chains
Case: WEEE (Waste Electric and electronic equipment) in the Nordic region

by John Baxter,Margareta Wahlstrom,Malin Zu Castell-Rüdenhausen,Anna Fråne,Malin Stare,Søren Løkke,Massimo Pizzol

  • Publisher : Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Release : 2014-06-10
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN : 9289328029
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This project identifies thousands of tonnes per annum of potential enhanced plastics recycling from Nordic electronic waste. Plastics recycling does not always feature prominently in waste treatment. Recycling is technologically viable although the market and economic landscape is challenging. Easy export markets for waste plastic are largely closed and near-source treatment is increasingly needed. Concerns include issues of quality and worries about hazardous materials. Positively engaging electronics producers - beyond the bare punitive requirements within extended responsibility schemes – is a crucial driver for further developments. The report is part of the Nordic Prime Ministers’ overall green growth initiative: “The Nordic Region – leading in green growth”. Read more in the web magazine “Green Growth the Nordic Way” at www.nordicway. org or at www.norden.org/greengrowth The report for Part 2 will be published in December 2014.

Plastic value chains: Case: WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)

Plastic value chains: Case: WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
Part 2 Report

by John Baxter,Margareta Wahlstrom,Malin Zu Castell-Rüdenhausen,Anna Fråne

  • Publisher : Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Release : 2015-03-02
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9289339969
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This project identifies improvements in plastics recycling from Nordic electronic waste. Limited improvement is possible through modest changes in the existing value chain, such as ensuring that wastes are directed as intended. But for the most part, enhanced plastics recycling implies higher costs. The necessary changes could be driven in part through revised policy and regulatory instruments. These changes might, in turn, encourage more positive engagement from electronics producers. The report is part of the Nordic Prime Ministers' overall green growth initiative: “The Nordic Region – leading in green growth”. Read more in the web magazine “Green Growth the Nordic Way” at www.nordicway.org or at www.norden.org/greengrowth

Weee Recycling

Weee Recycling
Research, Development, and Policies

by Alexandre Chagnes

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2016-07-26
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9780128033630
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"WEEE Recycling: Research, Development, and Policies "covers policies, research, development, and challenges in recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The book introduces WEEE management and then covers the environmental, economic, and societal applications of e-waste recycling, focusing on the technical challenges to designing efficient and sustainable recycling processes including physical separation, pyrometallurgical, and hydrometallurgical processes. The development of processes for recovering strategic and critical metals from urban mining is a priority for many countries, especially those having few available ores mining. Describes the two metallurgical processes hydro- and pyro-metallurgy and their application in recycling of metalsProvides a life cycle analysis in the WEEE recycling of metalsOutlines how to determine economic parameters in the recycling of waste metalsDiscusses the socio economic and environmental implication of metal recycling"

WEEE Recycling in Hong Kong

WEEE Recycling in Hong Kong
A Study of Household Attitude and Behavior Towards WEEE Recycling

by 鄭嘉民

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Source Separation and Recycling

Source Separation and Recycling
Implementation and Benefits for a Circular Economy

by Roman Maletz,Christina Dornack,Lou Ziyang

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-03-07
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 3319690728
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Source separation of waste and subsequent recycling processes are promising solutions on the road to a circular economy. They reduce waste disposal and the need for resource deployment, while also producing secondary raw materials; as such, they have a significant effect on climate protection. This book presents source separation technologies and related aspects that form the basis for efficient recycling and a modern approach to waste management. It examines legislational drivers and policy aspects of adequate waste collection schemes, as well as segregation technologies and the success factors for their implementation. Summarizing the outcomes of a Sino-German workshop, the focus of this volume is mainly on the current situation in China and Germany. However, the findings are applicable to a broad range of situations and regions around the world. In addition, the book demonstrates the relevance of source separation for climate protection and describes alternative separation technologies. Given the breadth and depth of its coverage, the volume will appeal to environmental scientists, engineers, economists, waste managers and policymakers alike.

Recycling of Polymers

Recycling of Polymers
Methods, Characterization and Applications

by Raju Francis

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2016-10-06
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 3527689036
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This timely reference on the topic is the only book you need for a complete overview of recyclable polymers. Following an introduction to various polymer structures and their resulting properties, the main part of the book deals with different methods of recycling. It discusses in detail the recycling of such common polymers as polyethylene, polypropylene and PET, as well as rubbers, fibers, engineering polymers, polymer blends and composites. The whole is rounded off with a look at future technologies and the toxicological impact of recycled polymers. An indispensable reference source for those working in the field, whether in academia or industry, and whether newcomers or advanced readers.

Electronic Waste Management

Electronic Waste Management
A Book

by Ronald E. Hester,Roy M. Harrison

  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN : 0854041125
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The book deals with the full range of waste management issues, including recycling and recovery of materials and design considerations for waste minimisation. In addition, the book also contains a wide variety of illustrative case studies. With detailed and comprehensive coverage of the subject matter, an extensive bibliography is provided with each chapter. Electronic Waste Management is essential reading for all involved with electrical and electronic waste management through its comprehensive review of recent EU legislation and the subsequent impact on manufacturers and users of electronic equipment.

Environmental Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Environmental Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
A Book

by Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2021-04-11
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 0128224894
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Environmental Management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment illustrates the socioeconomic, technical and environmental perspectives of WEEE, allowing for a better understanding on how to manage this rapidly growing waste stream. The book addresses discharge of WEEE into ecosystems, occupational exposure to hazardous components of WEEE, and loss of recoverable resources, bridging the gap between community and waste management. By providing in-depth analysis and step-by-step descriptions of environmental strategies and procedures for managing electrical and electronic waste, this book is a valuable resource for environmental scientists, environmental engineers, and waste management professionals to achieve sustainability in WEEE. Presents the latest knowledge on the origin, identification and adverse effects of WEEE on humans and ecosystems Offers up-to-date analysis on environmental management tools, such as LCA, health risk, legalization, and policies for sustainable solutions for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Includes details and analysis of the novel approaches proposed in recent years for resource recovery from WEEE

The Complete Technology Book on E-Waste Recycling (Printed Circuit Board, LCD, Cell Phone, Battery, Computers)

The Complete Technology Book on E-Waste Recycling (Printed Circuit Board, LCD, Cell Phone, Battery, Computers)
A Book

by NIIR Board of Consultants & Engineers

  • Publisher : ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS Inc.
  • Release : 2015-02-15
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 8178331578
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Electronic waste or e-waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling or disposal are also considered as e-waste. With advancements in the electronic world almost occurring on a day-to-day basis and increased availability of products to the public, it is not surprising to see a staggering increase in the generation of electronic wastes over the past decade. The e-waste now represents the biggest and fastest growing manufacturing of wastes with as high as about 40 million tons a year at the global level. All these thing leads to increase in E-waste generation in the country. Electrical and electronic equipment contain different hazardous materials which are harmful to human health and the environment, if not disposed of carefully. Due to the lack of awareness for e-waste recycling in emerging economies, innovation hubs and centres of excellence have not yet been established. This has leads to the requirement of a proper disposal and recycling system so that environmental pollution and health hazard is reduced. We have tried to give information in this book which will help in minimizing this ever growing problem. Today the electronic waste recycling business is in all areas of the developed world a large and rapidly consolidating business. This recycling is done by sorting, dismantling, and recovery of valuable materials. This diversion is achieved through reuse and refurbishing. This book aims at providing a thorough understanding and analysis of the E-Waste in the wake of evolving market dynamics. The book describes E-waste rules by Ministry of Environment and Forests. The book discusses the overview of the E-Waste Recycling along with their Classification, Composition, Recycling Process of different products and effects of E-waste on environment and human health. Also it contains suppliers contact details of plant & machinery with their photographs. The book covers E-waste Recycling- An Introduction, Overview of WEEE/E-Waste Management, Hazardous Materials in E-Waste, E-Waste Management System Specifications, Recycling of E-Waste, Recycling of Printed Circuit Board, Recycling of Liquid Crystal Display, Cell Phones Recycling, Battery Recycling, Computer Recycling, Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive and Environmental Aspects. It will be a standard reference book for Professionals, Decision-makers, Engineers, those Studying and Researching in this important area and others interested in the field of E-Waste Recycling. Professionals in academia and industry will appreciate this comprehensive and practical reference book, due to its multidisciplinary nature.

Proceedings of 8th World Congress and Expo on RECYCLING 2018

Proceedings of 8th World Congress and Expo on RECYCLING 2018
International Journal of Waste Resources : volume 8

by ConferenceSeries

  • Publisher : ConferenceSeries
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 99
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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June 25-26, 2018 Berlin, Germany Key Topics : Waste Management Techniques, E-Waste Recycling and Management, Solid Waste Management, Waste Water Recycling, Paper Recycling, Industrial Waste Recycling, Chemical Waste Recovery, Food Waste Recycling, Agriculture Waste Recycling, Rubber Recycling, Metal Recycling, Circulatory Economy, Recycling Market, Thermal Waste Recovery, Recycling Basics, Construction Waste Management, Textile Recycling, Glass Recycling, Home-waste management, Renewable energy, Plastic Recycling, Recycling: Ecology, Effect of 3Rs on climate change, Recycling: Pollution Control, Recycling Market, World Environmental Challenges and Potential Solutions, Special Session: Save Earth,

Electronic Waste and Printed Circuit Board Recycling Technologies

Electronic Waste and Printed Circuit Board Recycling Technologies
A Book

by Muammer Kaya

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2019-10-17
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 3030265935
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book covers state-of-the-art technologies, principles, methods and industrial applications of electronic waste (e-waste) and waste PCB (WPCB) recycling. It focuses on cutting-edge mechanical separation processes and pyro- and hydro-metallurgical treatment methods. De-soldering, selective dismantling, and dry separation methods (including the use of gravity, magnetic and electrostatic techniques) are discussed in detail, noting the patents related to each. The volume discusses the available industrial equipment and plant flowsheets used for WPCB recycling in detail, while addressing potential future directions of the field. This practical, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary reference will appeal to professionals throughout global industrial, academic and government institutions interested in addressing the growing problem of e-waste. Covers principles, methods and industrial applications of e-waste and PCB recycling; Details state-of-the-art mechanical separation processes and pyro- and hydro-metallurgical treatment methods; Describes the available industrial equipment used and plant flowsheets for PCB recycling and addresses potential future developments of this important field.

Electronic Waste Management and Treatment Technology

Electronic Waste Management and Treatment Technology
A Book

by Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad,Meththika Vithanage

  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 2019-03-14
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN : 012816591X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Electronic Waste Management and Treatment Technology applies the latest research for designing waste treatment and disposal strategies. Written for researchers who are exploring this emerging topic, the book begins with a short, but rigorous, discussion of electric waste management that outlines common hazardous materials. such as mercury, lead, silver and flame-retardants. The book also discusses the fate of metals contained in waste electrical and electronic equipment in municipal waste treatment. Materials and methods for the remediation, recycling and treatment of plastic waste collected from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) are also covered. Finally, the book covers the depollution benchmarks for capacitors, batteries and printed circuit boards from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and the recovery of waste printed circuit boards through pyrometallurgy. Describes depollution benchmarks for capacitors, batteries and printed wiring boards from waste electronics Covers metals contained in waste electrical and electronic equipment in municipal waste Provides tactics for the recycling of mixed plastic waste from electrical and electronic equipment

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Weee) Handbook

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Weee) Handbook
A Book

by Vannessa Goodship,Ab Stevels

  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing Limited
  • Release : 2016-06
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 9780081016053
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Electrical and electronic waste is a growing problem as volumes are increasing fast. Rapid product innovation and replacement, especially in information and communication technologies (ICT), combined with the migration from analog to digital technologies and to flat-screen televisions and monitors has resulted in some electronic products quickly reaching the end of their life. The EU directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) aims to minimise WEEE by putting organizational and financial responsibility on producers and distributors for collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE. Therefore all stakeholders need to be well-informed about their WEEE responsibilities and options. While focussing on the EU, this book draws lessons for policy and practice from all over the world. Part one introduces the reader to legislation and initiatives to manage WEEE. Part two discusses technologies for the refurbishment, treatment and recycling of waste electronics. Part three focuses on electronic products that present particular challenges for recyclers. Part four explores sustainable design of electronics and supply chains. Part five discusses national and regional WEEE management schemes and part six looks at corporate WEEE management strategies. With an authoritative collection of chapters from an international team of authors, Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) handbook is designed to be used as a reference by policy-makers, producers and treatment operators in both the developed and developing world. Draws lessons for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) policy and practice from around the world Discusses legislation and initiatives to manage WEEE, including global e-waste initiatives, EU legislation relating to electronic waste, and eco-efficiency evaluation of WEEE take-back systems Sections cover technologies for refurbishment, treatment and recycling of waste, sustainable design of electronics and supply chains, national and regional waste management schemes, and corporate WEEE management strategies