Circular Economy

 

Circular Economy

Mechanical characteristics of waste-printed circuit board-reinforced concrete with silica fume and prediction modelling using ANN
01/04/2024 - The use of electronic waste in cement concrete as a fibre additive has proven to be very promising for improving mechanical characteristics and developing sustainable construction materials to...
Self-Powered Humidity Sensor Driven by Triboelectric Nanogenerator Composed of Bio-Wasted Peanut Skin Powder
13/03/2024 - The increasing number of IoT devices has led to more electronic waste production, which harms the environment and human health. Self-powered sensor systems are a solution, but they often use toxic...
Methanol Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Media Using Gold Nanoparticles Recovered from Electronic Waste
09/03/2024 - This study investigates the potential of using gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) synthesized from e-waste as electrocatalysts for the methanol oxidation reaction (MOR), with the aim of applying them as an...
Sustainability across the Medical Device Lifecycle: A Scoping Review
08/02/2024 - Medical devices are instrumental in servicing the healthcare sector and promoting well-being in modern societies. However, their production and use contribute significantly to greenhouse gas...
The Environmental Impact of E-Waste Microplastics: A Systematic Review and Analysis Based on the Driver–Pressure–State–Impact–Response (DPSIR) Framework
03/02/2024 - Microplastics resulting from the fragmentation of plastics in electronic waste (e-waste) are an emerging but understudied environmental concern. This systematic review employs a...
Poly(ε-caprolactone)–Ionic Liquid Composite as Piezoionic Mechanical Sensor
27/01/2024 - In recent years, the issue related to electronic waste production has been gaining prominence. One of the approaches considered to limit the impact of e-waste on the environment involves the...
Two-Step Bio-Dissolution of Metals from Printed Circuit Boards Using Acidophilic Iron- and Sulfur-Oxidizing Mesophiles
18/01/2024 - To date, electronic waste (e-waste) is the fastest-growing waste stream worldwide due to technological advancement and the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Although e-waste is an...
A Tough Monolithic?Integrated Triboelectric Bioplastic Enabled by Dynamic Covalent Chemistry
10/01/2024 - To solve the problem of mismatch at the dielectric–conductive layer interface in green electronics, this study utilizes dynamic covalent chemistry to synthesize a tough monolithic?integrated...
Sustainable Process to Recover Metals from Waste PCBs Using Physical Pre-Treatment and Hydrometallurgical Techniques
03/01/2024 - Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are an essential component of electronic devices. The digitalization and upgrading of gadget generates lots of PCB-containing electronic waste. Conserving resources and...
From E-Waste to High-Value Materials: Sustainable Synthesis of Metal, Metal Oxide, and MOF Nanoparticles from Waste Printed Circuit Boards
26/12/2023 - The exponential growth of electronic waste (e-waste) has raised significant environmental concerns, with projections indicating a surge to 74.7 million metric tons of e-waste generated by 2030. Waste...
Graphene Oxide from Graphite of Spent Batteries as Support of Nanocatalysts for Fuel Hydrogen Production
19/11/2023 - The increasing production of electronic waste and the rising demand for renewable energy are currently subjects of debate. Sustainable processes based on a circular economy are required. Then,...
From E-Waste to Hydrogen Evolution: Harnessing Recycled Precious Metals for Catalytic Efficiency in Hydrogen Evolution Reactions
21/10/2023 - Against the background of escalating global electronic waste (e-waste) and its rich reservoir of elements, this research addresses the exploitation of precious metals from discarded CPUs for...
Thermoplastic Electromagnetic Shielding Materials from the Integral Recycling of Waste from Electronic Equipment
22/09/2023 - The European Green Deal’s goals are anticipated to be fulfilled in large part thanks to the New Circular Economy Action Plan. It is believed that recycling materials will have a...
Circulating the E-Waste Recovery from the Construction and Demolition Industries: A Review
16/08/2023 - E-waste or electronic waste uses electrical power from a power cord/plug/battery. Construction and demolition (C&D) industries use various electronic components such as cables, switches,...
A review of various strategies in e-waste management in line with circular economics
12/08/2023 - Waste management of electrical and electronic equipment has become a key challenge for electronics manufacturers due to globalization and the rapid expansion of information technology. As the...
Environmental and Social Life Cycle Assessment of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Management in Italy According to EU Directives
22/06/2023 - The current Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) management system of the European Union to be applied in all member states was introduced in 2002 by the first WEEE directive...
Prospective LCA of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Thermo?Chemical Recycling by Pyrolysis
23/06/2023 - A framework is presented for the application of prospective LCA to emerging recycling technologies to estimate future environmental impacts using scenario modelling. A case study on WEEE recycling...
Eco-friendly, mechanically strong, and thermally stable mica/wood electrical insulating film
09/06/2023 - Abstract Plastic films with good robustness and electrical insulation are extensively applied in electrical equipment and electronic devices. However, the reliance on plastics for...
Indium Recycling from Waste Liquid Crystal Displays: Is It Possible?
30/05/2023 - The utilization of valuable properties of waste and their reuse as raw materials is an imperative of the circular economy. Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is a significant source of...
A Review on Sustainable Inks for Printed Electronics: Materials for Conductive, Dielectric and Piezoelectric Sustainable Inks
24/05/2023 - In the last decades, the demand for electronics and, therefore, electronic waste, has increased. To reduce this electronic waste and the impact of this sector on the environment, it is necessary to...