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Material and heavy metal balance in a recycling facility for home electrical appliances

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Title: Material and heavy metal balance in a recycling facility for home electrical appliances
Authors: Matsuto, T. Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Jung, C. H. Browse this author
Tanaka, N. Browse this author
Keywords: Home electrical appliances
Recycling
Material flow
Heavy metal
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal Title: Waste Management
Volume: 24
Issue: 5
Start Page: 425
End Page: 436
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2003.12.002
PMID: 15120427
Abstract: Collection and recycling of home electrical appliances was started in Japan in 2001 under a new recycling law. The law is aimed at promoting material recycling and at reducing the amount of waste to be landfilled. End of life products are processed by manual disassembly, shredding, and separation in 38 recycling facilities. The authors conducted a questionnaire survey and interviewed at some facilities to obtain information on process flow and material balance. By using the detailed records offered by one facility and by estimating the composition of recovered components, the material balance in the facilities was determined for four typical recycling processes. The heavy metal content of the recovered components was analyzed, then metal flow in the process was determined for each scenario. As a result, it was concluded that emissions to the environment of most heavy metals have been substantially reduced by the new recycling system, while a modest improvement in the rate of material recovery has been achieved.
Relation: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0956053X
Type: article (author version)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/13711
Appears in Collections:工学院・工学研究院 (Graduate School of Engineering / Faculty of Engineering) > 雑誌発表論文等 (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles, etc)

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