Conceptual Process Development of Automatic Disassembly of Flat Panel Displays for Material Recycling
2011 (English)In: Proceedings from the International Conference on Remanufacturing 2011, Glasgow, UK, University of Strathclyde, 27 - 29 July 2011, 2011, 187-197 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Sales of television sets and computer monitors with flat panel displays have increased dramatically in recent years, and are expected to result in approximately 2.5 billion liquid crystal displays in Europe in the near future. A large investment will be required in Europe as well as globally to handle the large numbers of flat panel displays that are beginning to enter the waste stream today.Given the long-term effects of increased energy and raw material costs, as well as political directives to effect climate change and environmental pollution, it will be a necessity as well as a business opportunity to recycle both the raw materials and components from electronics waste. It is already an accepted truth that “today’s waste is tomorrow’s resources”.The research for this paper aims at exploring what process concepts there are for making an automatic recycling process of flat panel displays. The recycling process shall be both economical and practical to implement in the existing recycling industry.This paper is based on the requirements and needs facing Swedish electronic recycling companies due to the growing amount of electronic waste. This includes the material that will enter an automated flat panel display recycling facility, together with the material and components of interest.The conceptual process has been developed by conducting literature reviews and interviews with recycling companies, as well as by performing practical tests and financial calculations. The result of the evaluation of concepts shows that a circle-saw concept is most suitable, since it has high capacity and provides a good working environment in comparison to the other concepts studied.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 187-197 p.
Automation, Material recycling, Disassembly, Conceptual process development
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71725ISBN: 09-4764-981-6ISBN: 978-09-4764-982-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-71725DiVA: diva2:453463
International Conference on Remanufacturing 2011, Glasgow, UK, University of Strathclyde, 27 - 29 July 2011