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The status and development of treatment techniques of typical waste electrical and electronic equipment in China: A review

He, Yunxia; Xu, Zhenming

Waste management & research. Volume 32:Issue 4 (2014, April); pp 254-269 -- Sage

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  • Title:
    The status and development of treatment techniques of typical waste electrical and electronic equipment in China: A review
  • Author: He, Yunxia;
    Xu, Zhenming
  • Found In: Waste management & research. Volume 32:Issue 4 (2014, April); pp 254-269
  • Journal Title: Waste management & research
  • Subjects: Déchets industriels--Périodiques; Déchets--Élimination--Périodiques; Génie urbain--Périodiques; Factory and trade waste--Periodicals; Municipal engineering--Periodicals; Refuse and refuse disposal--Periodicals; Advanced techniques--demonstration project--developmental orientation--production line--typical components--WEEE; Dewey: 628
  • Rights: legaldeposit
  • Publication Details: Sage
  • Abstract:

    A large quantity of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is being generated because technical innovation promotes the unceasing renewal of products. China's household appliances and electronic products have entered the peak of obsolescence. Due to lack of technology and equipment, recycling of WEEE is causing serious environment pollution. In order to achieve the harmless disposal and resource utilization of WEEE, researchers have performed large quantities of work, and some demonstration projects have been built recently. In this paper, the treatment techniques of typical WEEE components, including printed circuit boards, refrigerator cabinets, toner cartridges, cathode ray tubes, liquid crystal display panels, batteries (Ni–Cd and Li-ion), hard disk drives, and wires are reviewed. An integrated recycling system with environmentally friendly and highly efficient techniques for processing WEEE is proposed. The orientation of further development for WEEE recycling is also proposed.


  • Identifier: System Number: LDEAvdc_100057076847.0x000001; Journal ISSN: 0734-242X; 10.1177/0734242X14525824
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store

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