1st Edition

Electronic Waste Recycling Advances and Transformation into Functional Devices

By Roberto Baca-Arroyo Copyright 2024
    162 Pages 13 Color & 56 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    162 Pages 13 Color & 56 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    The consumption of technological products has increased in recent years owing to the modern industrial revolution, where people continue to acquire semiconductor device–based innovative hardware. However, this lifestyle may not be sustainable in the coming decades because it creates the global issue of electronic waste, caused by either mass-manufactured products or hardware that has worked in the past but is outdated now.

    This book presents accessible and organized literature on electronic waste recycling as an alternative route to engineering and realizing functional devices based on unusual material properties. It is a comprehensible study guide on the fundamentals of electronic waste usage and describes all aspects related to the state-of-the-art production and consumption cycles and the recycling of materials. The book explains the use of waste materials and the ways in which their unusual properties can be the basis of innovative devices for signal processing, sensing schemes, and reconfigurable operation.

    1. Issues Related to Innovation of Technology

    2. Green Approach for Recycling

    3. Challenge on Recovery of Metallic Materials

    4. Recycling Facilities for Printed Circuit Boards

    5. Graphite as Emerging Critical Mineral

    6. Semiconductor Behavior in Mn-Zn Ferrites

    7. Reconfigurable Behavior in Silicon Semiconductors

    8. Iron-Silicon Foil as Sustainable Material


    Roberto Baca-Arroyo is an associate professor at the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico. He received his BS in electronic and communications engineering from IPN and PhD in electrical engineering from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies, IPN. Dr. Baca-Arroyo has participated in several invited talks at international conferences and is an active reviewer for IEEE and Elsevier, where he has received outstanding recognition. He has published seven articles in international peer-reviewed journals and co-authored two book chapters. His work on sustainable engineering has been recognized by the National Council of the Science and Technology of Mexico.