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Assessing cost implications of applying best e-waste recovery practices in a manual disassembly material recovery facility in Cape Town, South Africa, using process-based cost modelling

TitleAssessing cost implications of applying best e-waste recovery practices in a manual disassembly material recovery facility in Cape Town, South Africa, using process-based cost modelling
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsLaffely J
UniversityEPFL / Empa
CityLausanne / St.Gallen Switzerland
Thesis Typemaster thesis
Abstract

The aim of this study is to assess these identified associated risks and problems and define the terms of locally available best practices for e-waste recovery and recycling within the Cape Town “Green e-waste channel”. The findings will be utilized to propose a system description for a large scale manual disassembly facility. In a second step Process-Based Cost Modeling (PBCM) is used (incorporating product characteristics as well as volume, composition, destination and value of outgoing material streams) in order to calculate cost implications of implementing the identified best practices in a large scale manual disassembly and material recovery facility (MRF).

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