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Published: 04/12/2013 by Soyoung Kim, Masahiro Oguchi, Aya Yoshida, Atsushi Terazono in Current Research
We estimated the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) generated in South Korea by using the population balance model (PBM) based on a lifespan distribution analysis. This is the first study to apply PBM to estimate WEEE generation in
To deal with the inadequate disposal of e-waste, many states have instituted bans on its disposal in municipal landfills. However, the effectiveness of e-waste bans does not seem to have been analyzed yet. This paper starts addressing this gap. Using data
The vastly increasing amounts of waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has made it imperative to develop systems that can guarantee selective collection and correct treatment of such waste. The European Union (EU) Directive 2002/96/EC appl
Published: 09/01/2010 by Hongmei Wang, Yuan Zhang, Qian Liu, Feifei Wang, Jing Nie, Yan Qian in Current Research
Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) released from e-waste related activities may affect the health of local people. Assessing the impact of e-waste exposure during recycling and dismantling activities on local people's thyroid hormone levels ...
Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the fastest-growing pollution problems worldwide given the presence if a variety of toxic substances which can contaminate the environment and threaten human health, if disposal protocols are not meticulously managed.
The air pollution generated at electronics waste dismantling sites may have a dangerous impact on the health of nearby residents.
China has set a goal of establishing a Circular Economy policy for recycling resources in the near future. To further efforts to build a circular society, we analyzed the current status of E-waste recycling and related social issues, including the case of
Published: 05/01/2012 by J.R. Dodson, A.J. Hunt, H.L. Parker, Y. Yang, J.H. Clark in Current Research
Some modern so-called low carbon technologies are actually broadening concerns over future elemental sustainability for a wide range of elements.
There is a huge opportunity for e-waste recyclers in Europe, according to a new report by market analysts Frost & Sullivan. The e-waste recycling market earned revenues of $1.30 billion in 2012 and will reach $1.79 in 2020.
Platinum group metals find extensive use in automobile catalysts, space materials and cancer therapy. Their natural resources are limited thus their recovery from the secondary sector has assumed a great significance. Liquid–liquid extraction provide
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