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Use and disposal of large home electronic appliances in Vietnam

TitleUse and disposal of large home electronic appliances in Vietnam
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsNguyen D-Q, Yamasue E, Okumura H, Ishihara K
Journal TitleJournal of Material Cycles and Waste Management
AbstractAbstract  In this study, e-waste flows of five large home appliances (color televisions, refrigerators, washing machines, personal computers, and air conditioners) in Vietnam are investigated. A social survey was performed to investigate the situation on using appliances in households as well as on the disposal of appliances by the first users. Future quantities of e-waste were estimated using a model that combines use of the Weibull distribution, the logistic function, and the population balance model. It was forecast that about 3.86 million appliances, or 114 000 tons, will be discarded in 2010, and about 17.2 million appliances, or 567 000 tons, in 2025, showing a rapid increase of e-waste in the near future.
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