1st Edition

Paradigm Shift in E-waste Management Vision for the Future

    274 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Paradigm Shift in E-waste Management: Vision for the Future addresses the challenges in the management of electronic wastes in various forms. The book describes resource-efficient and circular e-waste management processes including valorization amalgamating the sustainable benefits of electronic component recycling, industrial symbiosis, green technology implementation, and efficient supply chain networks with a vision towards year 2025.  It further explains e-waste recycling technologies, supply chain aspects, e-waste disposal in IT industries, and trans-boundary movement issues including policy concerns supported by global case studies and benchmark practices. Further, the book illustrates resource recovery from e-waste, sustainability of e-waste recycling, circular economy in e-waste and so forth.


    • Covers intricacies of e-waste management with an outlook towards a checkpoint of sustainable development goals (SDGs) in 2025.
    • Describes the global status of e-waste recycling and management with country-specific contributions.
    • Includes focus on policy tools such as EPR, ARF, policy gaps, and the informal sector activities.
    • Offers detailed information about advanced green and smart technologies for e-waste valorization and management.
    • Explores urban mining, sustainability, and circular economic approaches.

    This book is of interest to graduate students and researchers in environmental engineering, waste management, urban mining, circular economy, waste processing, electronics and telecommunication engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, and chemical engineering.

    CHAPTER 1: Introduction
    Biswajit Debnath, Abhijit Das, Anil Potluri

    Part 1: Global Status of E-waste Recycling & Management

    CHAPTER 2: Global Electronic Waste Management: Current Status and Way Forward
    Mahadi Hasan Masud, Monjur Mourshed, Mosarrat Mahjabeen, Anan Ashrabi Ananno and Peter Dabnichki

    CHAPTER 3: A Global Outlook on implementation of Basel Convention and Transboundary Movement of E-waste
    Florin-Constantin Mihai, Maria Grazie Gnoni , Christia Meidiana, Petra Schneider, Chukwunonye Ezeah and Valerio Elia

    Part 2: Benchmark Practices and Case Studies

    CHAPTER 4: Sustainable Electronics Waste Management in India
    Dr. Sandip Chatterjee

    CHAPTER 5: E-waste Management in Sri Lanka: Current Status and Challenges
    Yasamthi Alakahoon and Nuan Gunarathne

    CHAPTER 6: E-waste Management in India - A Case Study of Vizag, Andhra Pradesh
    Manya Khanna and Ankita Das

    Part 3: Tdechnologies for E-waste Valorisation and Management

    CHAPTER 7: E-Waste Recycling Technologies: An Overview, Challenges and Future Perspectives
    M. Tanvir Alam, Rabeeh Golmohammadzadeh, Fariborz Faraji and M. Shahabuddin

    CHAPTER 8: Biotechnological management, extraction and recycling of metals from E-waste: The present scenario
    Satarupa Dey and Biswaranjan Acharya

    Part 4: Vision for Future: Towards Resource Efficient E-waste Management

    CHAPTER 9: Pilot Production Experience Of A Recycled Plastic Aggregate Manufactured Using Plastic From Waste Of Electrical And Electronic Equipment
    Lucas E. Peisino, Ariel L. Cappelletti, Julián Gonzalez Laria, Melina Gomez, Rosana Gaggino, Barbara B. Raggiotti and Jeronimo Kreiker

    CHAPTER 10: LCA application in e-waste management systems: Current practices and progress
    Haikal Ismail and Marlia M. Hanafiah

    CHAPTER 11: Conclusion
    Biswajit Debnath, Abhijit Das, Anil Potluri, Dr. Siddhartha Bhattacharyya


    Dr. Abhijit Das has received his B.Tech. (IT) from University of Kalyani, M.Tech. (IT) from the University of Calcutta and Ph.D. (Engineering) from the Department of CSE Jadavpur University, India.
    Dr. Das has over 17 years of Teaching and Research Experience and more than 40 Publications and 3 Edited Books of International repute. Presently he is serving as an Associate Professor in the Department of IT, RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata, India. He had been the Head of the Department of IT (Jan 2018 – Jan 2020) and has been the Convener of various Committees at the Institutional level.
    Dr. Das has Organised and Chaired various International Conferences and Seminars. He has served as a Resource Person in various Institutes and Universities and Television Channels at State and National levels. Currently, 6 Scholars are working with him on different research topics like IoT, e-Waste Management, Data Science, Quantum Computing, Object Oriented Categorization, etc.
    Abhijit has published 4 Patents and 8 Copyrights to date. He serves as a Reviewer for many reputed Journals and is a Professional Member of IEEE, IETE (Fellow), and ACM.
    Abhijit is a Professional Singer as well and frequently performs in All India Radio Kolkata, DoorDarshan, and various private Television Channels and has more than 10 Music Albums on his credit.

    Biswajit Debnath is a Senior Research Fellow at Chemical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University. He was a Commonwealth Split-Site Scholar at Aston University, Birmingham, UK (2019 – 2020).  He received his B.Tech and M.E. in Chemical Engineering in 2013 and 2015 respectively. His area of specialization is waste valorisation and sustainability with special focus on e-waste and plastic waste. His other Research Interests include Circular Economy, Climate Change, SDGs, Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Smart City, Environmental Chemical Engineering etc. He has worked in UKIERI projects and published nearly 60 articles including conference proceedings, peer-reviewed journals and contributed to nearly 30 book chapters in his research area published by Springer, Wiley, Elsevier, IEEE and River Publishers. His h index is 11 with 415 citations. He is a CPCB certified trainer for the six waste management rules and provided training on e-waste & plastic waste rules on invitation. He has won best paper award several times in International Conferences which fetched him ten invited lectures including webinars. Since December 2018, he is one of the highest read authors from his department in ResearchGate. He has completed five collaborative (unfunded) projects with colleagues in USA, Finland, Saudi Arabia and India. He is reviewer of reputed journals namely ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Environment, Development and Sustainability, Waste Management published by Springer; ACS and Elsevier.

    Mr. Potluri Anil Chowdary is the Managing Director of Green Waves Environmental Solutions, the only First Authorized E - waste collection and handling unit in Andhra Pradesh (unit in Visakhapatnam) since April 2015. Mr. Potluri graduated with Diploma in Environment Resource Management from Waiariki Institute of Technology (New Zealand). He completed his Master in Science (M.Sc) in Environmental Science branch from GITAM Institute of Science, GITAM University (India). He did his Engineering in Chemical Technology from Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Osmania University (India). He has worked in several projects in New Zealand including plantation of native flora and Pest Management (2014); 'Love Your Water' program organized by Sustainable Coastline on cleaning of fresh and marine water bodies (2014); Composting and Vermi Composting for the Linton Park Community Centre under the guidance of Mr. Rick Mansell (Centre Coordinator, Linton Park Community Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand) in the year 2014. Under his reign, Green Waves Environmental Solutions has won multiple national and international awards such as –  National Awards for its excellence in e-Waste Recycling at Indian Industry Session (at 8th Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific);  Seva Puraskar award by Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control board for our great contribution towards sensitizing the people on E-waste management and for effective recycling of e-waste on world environmental day 2018 ; IconSWM Award for its excellence in E-Waste recycling : at 8th International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management, 22 November 2018, Acharya Nagajurna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. He has delivered invited lectures and participated in workshops on waste management, E-waste, upcycling and nature conservation.

    Dr. Siddhartha Bhattacharyya did his Bachelors in Physics, Bachelors in Optics and Optoelectronics and Masters in Optics and Optoelectronics from University of Calcutta, India in 1995, 1998 and 2000 respectively. He completed PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Jadavpur University, India in 2008. He is the recipient of the University Gold Medal from the University of Calcutta for his Masters. He is the recipient of several coveted awards including the Distinguished HoD Award and Distinguished Professor Award conferred by Computer Society of India, Mumbai Chapter, India in 2017, the Honorary Doctorate Award (D. Litt.) from The University of South America and the South East Asian Regional Computing Confederation (SEARCC) International Digital Award ICT Educator of the Year in 2017. He has been appointed as the ACM Distinguished Speaker for the tenure 2018-2020. He has been inducted into the People of ACM hall of fame by ACM, USA in 2020. He has been appointed as the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor for the tenure 2021-2023. He has been elected as the full foreign member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. He has been elected a full fellow of The Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA), London, UK.

    He is currently serving as the Principal of Rajnagar Mahavidyalaya, Rajnagar, Birbhum. He served as a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Christ University, Bangalore. He served as the Principal of RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata, India during 2017-2019. He has also served as a Senior Research Scientist in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic (2018-2019). Prior to this, he was the Professor of Information Technology of RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata, India. He served as the Head of the Department from March, 2014 to December, 2016. Prior to this, he was an Associate Professor of Information Technology of RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata, India from 2011-2014. Before that, he served as an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Information Technology of University Institute of Technology, The University of Burdwan, India from 2005-2011. He was a Lecturer in Information Technology of Kalyani Government Engineering College, India during 2001-2005. He is a co-author of 6 books and the co-editor of 75 books and has more than 300 research publications in international journals and conference proceedings to his credit. He has got two PCTs to his credit. He has been the member of the organizing and technical program committees of several national and international conferences. He is the founding Chair of ICCICN 2014, ICRCICN (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), ISSIP (2017, 2018) (Kolkata, India). He was the General Chair of several international conferences like WCNSSP 2016 (Chiang Mai, Thailand), ICACCP (2017, 2019) (Sikkim, India) and (ICICC 2018 (New Delhi, India) and ICICC 2019 (Ostrava, Czech Republic).

    He is the Associate Editor of several reputed journals including Applied Soft Computing, IEEE Access, Evolutionary Intelligence and IET Quantum Communications. He is the editor of International Journal of Pattern Recognition Research and the founding Editor in Chief of International Journal of Hybrid Intelligence, Inderscience. He has guest edited several issues with several international journals. He is serving as the Series Editor of IGI Global Book Series Advances in Information Quality and Management (AIQM), De Gruyter Book Series Frontiers in Computational Intelligence (FCI), CRC Press Book Series(s) Computational Intelligence and Applications & Quantum Machine Intelligence, Wiley Book Series Intelligent Signal and Data Processing, Elsevier Book Series Hybrid Computational Intelligence for Pattern Analysis and Understanding and Springer Tracts on Human Centered Computing.

    His research interests include hybrid intelligence, pattern recognition, multimedia data processing, social networks and quantum computing.

    He is a life fellow of Optical Society of India (OSI), India, life fellow of International Society of Research and Development (ISRD), UK, a fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK, a fellow of Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India and a fellow of Institution of Engineers (IEI), India. He is also a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA, International Institute of Engineering and Technology (IETI), Hong Kong and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), USA.

    He is a life member of Cryptology Research Society of India (CRSI), Computer Society of India (CSI), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Indian Unit for Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IUPRAI), Center for Education Growth and Research (CEGR), Integrated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), and Association of Leaders and Industries (ALI). He is a member of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK, International Rough Set Society, International Association for Engineers (IAENG), Hong Kong, Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), USA, International Association of Academicians, Scholars, Scientists and Engineers (IAASSE), USA, Institute of Doctors Engineers and Scientists (IDES), India, The International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP) and The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (SDIWC). He is also a certified Chartered Engineer of Institution of Engineers (IEI), India. He is on the Board of Directors of International Institute of Engineering and Technology (IETI), Hong Kong.