WEEE-Digit
Research Project , 2017

Recycling of electronic waste is a challenging task on the path to sustainability. Aside the technical challenges on this path, recycling actors also require feasible frameworks. Digitalization tool for increased resource usage in WEEE (WEEE Digit) aims to address the technical challenges from a wider perspective assuring not only robust processes but also automated technologies similar to a manufacturing system. The project utilizes the recycling of circuit boards and neodymium magnets in hard disk drives where a proof of concept process will be upgraded to a robust level with an intelligent, digitalized and automated cell consisting of robots and flexible fixturing technologies. The project will deliver a virtual and proof of concept cell with developed pertinent technologies. Moreover, a feasibility method integrated with artificial intelligence and digitalized information will be presented.

Participants

Björn Johansson (contact)

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Ilaria Giovanna Barletta

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Ilker Erdem

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Collaborations

Stena Technoworld AB

Göteborg, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2017

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Production

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2017-09-19