Electronic Waste Recycling
Advances and Transformation into Functional Devices
In recent years, the pattern of consumption of technological products brought upon us has increased due to the modern industrial revolution where each time people have responded by acquiring semiconductor devices–based innovative hardware. But this lifestyle is not expected to progress in the coming decades because it creates another worldwide issue known as electronic waste, which occurs because of either a product manufactured in high volume or a hardware that has worked in the past but is outdated now.
This book progressively presents an accessible and organized literature on electronic waste recycling as an alternative route for seeking and engineering the unusual material properties–based functional devices. With the missing literature on the subject, the demand for a comprehensible study guide on the fundamentals relating to electronic waste usage has been fulfilled with this book. It describes all aspects related to the state-of-the-art production and consumption cycles and the recycling of the materials. It explains the use of waste materials and the ways in which their unusual properties can constitute the basis for innovative devices for signal processing, sensing schemes, and reconfigurable operation.
- Requires only a basic knowledge in electrical, electronic, and materials engineering
- Contains figures and interrelated diagrams for understanding the coverage of recycling and electronic waste usage
- Discusses examples on emergent topics–based functional devices for next practical schemes
- Is a useful resource to inspire exploration of new materials and sustainable technologies