A systematic end-of-life management approach for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

G. Jin, W. Li, S. Wang

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Abstract

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) are one of the fastest growing waste streams in the EU. It is expected to grow to more than 12 million tons by 2020. Moreover, WEEE is a complex mixture of materials and components which include hazardous and high-value materials [1]. If it is not properly managed WEEE can cause major environmental problems and huge waste of material resources. In this paper, a systematic end-of-life (EoL) management approach has been developed to handle WEEE with the environment and economic considerations. The developed approach is capable to find out the optimal selective disassembly sequence and the best EoL Type options for each component with a maximum profit and meet the requirements of the WEEE and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directives. It also can help designers make optimal decisions while designing a product considering EoL recycling rate and profit. An industrial case study on Liquid Crystal Display Televisions (LCD-TVs) of the type LC24F4 is performed to validate the developed approach
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 IEEE 19th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2015
EditorsA. Guerrieri, W. Li, J.-P. Barthes, W. Shen, S. Ochoa, G. Fortino, M. Ramos, M.-H. Abel, J Luo
PublisherIEEE
Pages362-367
VolumeArticle number 7230986
ISBN (Print)978-147992002-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event19th IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design - Calabria, Italy
Duration: 6 May 20158 May 2015

Conference

Conference19th IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
Abbreviated titleCSCWD 2015
CountryItaly
CityCalabria
Period6/05/158/05/15

Bibliographical note

This paper is not available on the repository. It was given at the 19th IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2015; Calabria; Italy; 6 May 2015 through 8 May 2015

Keywords

  • end-of-life Type options
  • environment and economic evaluation
  • LCD-TVs
  • selective disassembly sequence

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    Jin, G., Li, W., & Wang, S. (2015). A systematic end-of-life management approach for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. In A. Guerrieri, W. Li, J-P. Barthes, W. Shen, S. Ochoa, G. Fortino, M. Ramos, M-H. Abel, ... J. Luo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE 19th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2015 (Vol. Article number 7230986, pp. 362-367). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSCWD.2015.7230986