International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part I (2016)
Recovery of plastic from E-waste
Vimal Kumar Yadav, Dr. Kanjan Upadhyay
Plastics are among the most dangerous, hazardous, non-biodegradable and least recycled components in the fast-growing worldwide waste stream of electronic and electrical products. It’s demand is increasing day to day, because of light weight, highly electrical resistance, easy to shape and long life, more used in electrical and electronic equipment for makeup wire insulator, equipment body, Plates, switches, and many other purposes. E-waste term refers to electrical and electronic products which have multiple components some are toxic and hazardous that can cause serious health and environmental issues if not handled properly. In the first step this work physical separator has been designed to perform sorting activity and has in the treatment of E-waste is collection and sorting. Sorting dismantling is mainly done manually. 1.130 kg E-waste PCB taken for manually dismantled PCB, after dismantling the total weight of PCB is1.100 kg, the separation of the metal, glass, light LDPE films plastic are carried out in the designed separator. The performance of the physical separator at three different rpm like 1200 rpm, 1500 rpm and 1800 rpm were carried out and large separation observed. It has been found that plastic separation efficiency is around 70% at 1800 rpm, 55% at 1500 rpm and 43% at 1200 rpm respectively. Thus separation of PCB E-waste can be performed automatically.
How to cite this article:
Vimal Kumar Yadav, Dr. Kanjan Upadhyay. Recovery of plastic from E-waste. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(3):516-519.