|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||High Temperature Characterization and Techno-economics of E-waste Processing
||Michael Anthony Somerville, Paul Koltun, Kathie McGregor
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The elemental composition of selected e-waste materials has been determined through fusion in a metal and slag bath. During this process the elemental components of the very inhomogeneous pulverized material distributed to the copper, slag and fume process streams. Through the analysis and mass of these streams the composition of the original e-waste was calculated. This characterization information was used as the basis of a techno-economic study of the collection and processing of e-wastes in the Melbourne (Australia) metropolitan area. The collection scenarios included collection at the curbside and at a local depot. The treatment scenario considered local treatment with metal recovery and preliminary local treatment with metal recovery at a primary metal smelter. The most economically attractive option was the collection by municipal authorities, transport to a central facility for shredding and shipment of the semi processed material to a primary smelter for metal recovery.
||Planned: A CD-only volume