Evaluation of Recyclability of Waste Mobile Phone Plastics

P., SARATH and Sanjay, K Nayak and SATEESH, BONDA and SMITA, MOHANTY (2015) Evaluation of Recyclability of Waste Mobile Phone Plastics. In: Second International Conference on Advances in Applied Science and Environmental Technology - ASET 2015, 28-29 August, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Abstract

Plastic components from waste mobile phones were sorted and characterized using visual, spectroscopic and thermal methods. The mechanical properties of the recovered plastics were investigated by comparing with commercially used reference materials. The results revealed the practical feasibility of these recovered plastics to make new products through mechanical recycling. The samples were also tested for brominated flame retardants (BFRs) using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) technique and the results indicated the absence of BFR in recovered plastics, hence these can be processed without any risk of BFR toxicity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile Phone Waste Valorisation, Plastics identification, Estimation of Recyclability, Plastics Recycling
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2019 12:24
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2019 12:24
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/1607

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