Search for dissertations about: "e-waste"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 swedish dissertations containing the word e-waste.

  1. 1. Towards a framework for enabling sustainable production systems: a life-cycle perspective

    Author : Ilaria Giovanna Barletta; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; energy efficiency; discrete event simulation; e-waste; KPI; triple bottom line; decision support; manufacturing; sustainability;

    Abstract : This thesis contributes to scientific knowledge by offering the foundation of a framework that helps stakeholders such as managers and engineers to enable sustainability over the entire lifecycle of the production system, from planning to re-use. In this thesis sustainability can be assessed through performance indicators and is understood through its triple bottom line of: economic, environmental and social sustainability. READ MORE

  2. 2. Synthesis of organobromines as a tool for their characterisation and environmental occurrence assessment

    Author : Andreas Rydén; Göran Marsh; Vladimir Nikiforov; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Polybrominated diphenyl ethers; Brominated diphenyliodoniums salts; PBDEs; OH-PBDEs; MeO-PBDEs; Synthesis; Analysis; Abbreviations; Metabolites; Marine natural products; E-waste; Brominated flameretardants; miljökemi; Environmental Chemistry;

    Abstract : Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been intensively used as flame retardants (FRs) and have become ubiquitous environmental pollutants. PBDEs form hydroxylated PBDEs (OH-PBDEs) as metabolites. Further, some OH-PBDEs and methoxy-PBDEs (MeO-PBDEs) are natural products. READ MORE

  3. 3. Electronic Waste Plastics Characterisation and Recycling by Melt-processing

    Author : Erik Stenvall; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; melt-blending; WEEE; ternary polymer blend; processing conditions; plastics recycling; composition analysis; e-waste;

    Abstract : Melt-processing of blended plastics from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is a method to facilitate mechanical recycling, and this might improve the recycling conditions and increase the amounts of plastics being recycled. To ensure the quality of melt-blended plastic waste, it is essential to know the composition of the incoming material and then possibly improve the compatibility between the different polymer phases. READ MORE

  4. 4. Advancing the Frontier of Extended Producer Responsibility: The management of waste electrical and electronic equipment in non-OECD countries

    Author : Panate Manomaivibool; Internationella miljöinstitutet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Extended Producer Responsibility EPR ; Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment WEEE ; Electronic Waste E-waste ; Policy Transfer; Waste Policy; Product Policy; Recycling;

    Abstract : Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has become a salient issue in non-OECD countries. With a growing awareness about serious damages to the environment and human health from a lack of safe treatment and recycling of WEEE, there has been a search for policy responses in several of these countries. READ MORE

  5. 5. Informal Electronic Waste Recycling in Pakistan

    Author : Shakila Umair; José Potting; Anna Björklund; Mattias Höjer; Magdalena Svanström; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Electronic Waste; Pakistan; Informal recycling; governance; Social Life Cycle Assessment SLCA ;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to study governance aspects of informal electronic waste recycling and to provide better knowledge of the business in terms of structure, stakeholders, governance aspects and social impacts.The thesis consists of a cover essay and two papers appended at the end of the thesis. READ MORE