Gestión de Residuos Electrónicos en Colombia: Diagnóstico de Computadores y Teléfonos Celulares

Title: Gestión de Residuos Electrónicos en Colombia: Diagnóstico de Computadores y Teléfonos Celulares Publication Type: Report Year of Publication: 2008 Author: Ott D Pages: 146 Institution: Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (Empa), Centro Nacional de Produccion Mas Limpia (CNPMLTA) City: Medellin, Colombia Type: Informe Final Abstract El acelerado proceso de crecimiento de la industria de tecnológicas de información ha dado origen a un nuevo problema social y ambiental: el manejo y control de los volúmenes crecientes de Read More …

Valuable Substances in e-Waste

Electrical and electronic equipment contain various fractions of valuable materials. Most of the valuable substances are found in printed circuit boards, which occur in relevant quantities mainly in the categories Office, Information and Communication Equipment as well as Entertainment and Consumer Electronics. Besides well known precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, and palladium also scarce materials like indium and gallium start to play an important role, due to their application in new technologies (e.g flat screens, photovoltaics). The following Read More …