Fostering sustainable electronic waste management through intelligent sorting equipment
Paper in proceedings, 2015

Joint forces of industry and academia can pave the way to truly foster sustainability of Waste of Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) management. Against this background, the WEEE ID project funded by VINNOVA (Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems) developed an intelligent, automated sorting equipment for used electronics’ segregation and grading. It prevents operators from being exposed to hazardous substances from segregation processes and enables higher recycling rates within downstream processes thanks to increased sorting efficiency and accuracy. This abstract explores how the knowledge and technology developed within the WEEE ID project may have a positive impact on WEEE (or “e-waste”) management sustainability performance.

artificial intelligence

sustainability

WEEE

sorting

e-waste

Author

Ilaria Giovanna Barletta

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Björn Johansson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Klas Cullbrand

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Max Björkman

Stiftelsen Chalmers Industriteknik

Johanna Reimers

ReFind Technologies

11th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden, 24-28 August 2015

2161-8089 (eISSN)

Special Session Presentation-Only 459-461

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Environmental Management

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Production

DOI

10.1109/CoASE.2015.7294122

ISBN

978-1-4673-8183-3

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Latest update

11/23/2018