Customized disassembly and processing of waste electrical and electronic equipment

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Abstract

A new customized disassembly and processing approach for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithms is presented. The merits of the approach include the flexibility to handle WEEE to meet various requirements of stakeholders, and the capability to optimize WEEE processing selectively. The feasibility of the approach has been verified through an industrial case of Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) television WEEE processing. The case study shows that with the selective optimized plan, the potential recovery values during the disassembly process can be improved at least two times.

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Manufacturing letters. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Manufacturing letters, [9, (2016)] DOI: 10.1016/j.mfglet.2016.07.001

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-10
JournalManufacturing Letters
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2016

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Keywords

  • Disassembly
  • Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
  • Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)

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