Title: End-of-Life Treatment Strategies for Flat Screen Televisions: A Case Study
Authors: Peeters, Jef ×
Vanegas, Paul
Dewulf, Wim
Duflou, Joost #
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Series Title: International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing vol:2012 pages:103-108
Abstract: The European recycling directive increases the pressure to improve the recycling processes for the rapidly
increasing number of End-of-Life (EoL) flat screen televisions. Based on a case study an estimation of the
expected economic and environmental benefits of the availability of product information for different EoL
treatment strategies is provided. This case study demonstrates that pre-processing operations, such as
dismantling, product sorting and clustering, allow to increase the economic viability and sustainability of
recycling flat screen televisions. One of the main challenges for implementing pre-processing operations in
an industrial setting is that these operations require the ability of product identification and specific product
information, such as product structure and material composition. To allow such an exchange of key
information, a holistic life cycle approach is required, in which all different actors in the lifecycle are involved,
as is achieved in the Flemish PRIME project.
ISSN: 1742-7223
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Industrial Management / Traffic & Infrastructure
Mechanical Engineering Technology TC, Campus Group T Leuven
Technologiecluster Werktuigkundige Industriƫle Ingenieurstechnieken
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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