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which occurs because of either a product manufactured in high volume or a hardware that has worked in the past but is outdated now.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
Roberto Baca-Arroyo is an associate professor at the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (ESIME) of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico. He received his BS in electronic and communications engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute and PhD in electrical engineering from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), Mexico City. Dr. Baca-Arroyo has participated in several invited talks at international conferences and is an active reviewer in two professional editorials, IEEE and Elsevier, where he has received outstanding reviewer recognition. He has published seven articles in international peer-reviewed journals and co-authored two book chapters. His work on sustainable engineering has been recognized by the National Council of the Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT).