Construction Aspects of Plasma Based Technology for Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Management in Urban Areas

Jakub Szałatkiewicz, Roman Szewczyk, Eugeniusz Budny, Tadeusz Missala, Wojciech Winiarski
2013 Procedia Engineering  
The paper presents construction aspects of plasma based technology for waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) management in urban areas. Urban areas are becoming the new source of "renewable resources" to be "mined" through WEEE waste collection and processing. Authors focus on identification of possibility to process segregated category of waste of printed circuit boards from WEEE locally, instead of using the distant centralized installations. Problem of waste transportation is
more » ... transportation is also presented, proving the advantages of local processing of waste of printed circuit boards. Moreover, the mass of PCB is calculated for each voivodeship in Poland, and throughput of installation required for its processing. Paper presents construction aspects of designed plasma technology for processing of waste of printed circuit boards for metals recovery, with design and exploitation data of plasma reactor: throughput, power, and products. Additionally, currently available technologies for processing of PCB waste are briefly presented.
doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2013.04.139 fatcat:6qn6styqsrh27czzluqoinkknq