Volume 8 Issue 2 - March 2017

  • 1. Electronic waste management-special reference to india

    Authors : R P Sivakumaran,dr. K M Anandkumar, G Shanmugasundaram

    Pages : 111-115

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.82.017

    Keywords : e-wastehazardous compoundsrecyclinge-waste disposalhazardous problems

    Abstract :

    The electronic industry is the fastest growing industry in the world. Inevitable consequences occur for rapid growth of any kind. Here the consequence of this enormous growth is electronic waste or e-waste. Improper disposal of e-waste results in the release of hazardous compounds like dioxins, furans, lead, mercury, poly brominated flame retardants etc into the atmosphere. Advancement in the production of electronic devices results in ever more generation of e-waste. Illegal recycling of e-waste is done to extract precious elements like gold, silver and platinum. This process exposes the workers in the recycling units to hazardous compounds besides polluting soil, air and water. In this paper the hazardous problems associated with the disposal and management of e-waste are reviewed. The impact of this electronic waste on the workers working at the recycling units are also discussed

    Citing this Journal Article :

    R P Sivakumaran,dr. K M Anandkumar, G Shanmugasundaram, "Electronic waste management-special reference to india", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=911&j_id=3666, Volume 8 Issue 2 - March 2017, 111-115, #ijltetorg