An environmentally conscious management model for end-of-life electromechanical products

Xueqing Qian, Hong C. Zhang

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Abstract

With more and more End-of-Life (EOL) electromechanical products being generated in the world, take-back legislation has been or will be enacted in some countries. The original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are faced with more responsibility to managing their EOL products. This paper describes the activities at the EOL stage, and proposes an integrated model for the management of EOL products, in which both environmental and economic factors are considered. The purpose of this model is to help OEMs determine appropriate pre-treatment methods, and select appropriate buyers/recyclers to minimize the whole adverse environmental impacts of EOL products, and at the same time maximize the net profit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages347-351
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment - Boston MA, United States
Duration: May 19 2003May 22 2003

Conference

Conference2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
CountryUnited States
CityBoston MA
Period05/19/0305/22/03

Keywords

  • EOL management
  • End-of-life products
  • Environmental impact analysis

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