Disassembly model for recycling-personal computer

Hong C. Zhang, Tsai Chi Kuo

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Recycling is gaining increasing attention world wide. The importance of recycling is recognized by most of the industrially developed countries, with different emphasis on the issues concerning legislation, standardization, basic research, and industrial implementation. It has been recognized that disassembly of used products is needed in order to make recycling economically viable in the current state of the art of reprocessing technology. This paper reviews the research concerning the recycling of end-of-life products and the development of disassembly model. It was found that the need for a PC (personal computer) recycling model is urgent due to the rapid obsolescence rate of PCs. A disassembly model for PC recycling is then proposed. The model is capable of achieving efficient recycling strategy evaluation, recycling cost calculation, environmental impact indication, and design support.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Paper - Society of Manufacturing Engineers. MS
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 24th NAMRC Conference - Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Duration: May 21 1996May 23 1996


ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 24th NAMRC Conference
CityAnn Arbor, MI, USA


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