Electronic Waste Recycling
Advances and Transformation into Functional Devices
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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issue of electronic waste, caused by either mass-manufactured products or hardware that has worked in the past but is outdated now.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.
Table of Contents
1. Issues Related to Innovation of Technology
2. Green Approach for Recycling
3. Challenge on Recovery of Metallic Materials
4. Recycling Facilities from 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 a Sustainable Material
Roberto Baca-Arroyo is an associate professor at the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (ESIME) of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico. He received his BS in electronic and communications engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute and PhD in electrical engineering from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), Mexico City. Dr. Baca-Arroyo has participated in several invited talks at international conferences and is an active reviewer in two professional editorials, IEEE and Elsevier, where he has received outstanding reviewer 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 (CONACYT).