The management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is a topic of great interest, now being an integral part of the Italian D.Lgs. 151/2005. In order to protract life cycle of this waste, composed by glass, polymers and metals, a great effort is done to develop separation, reclamation, recycling and recovery techniques. This study reports the results achieved on the characterization of different materials constituting TV sets and computers, low environmental impact techniques of extraction and recovery of precious metals from electronic circuitry and the use of glassy components as secondary raw material in the ceramic field instead of virgin compounds.
WEEE: No waste anymore but secondary raw material / Andreola, Nora Maria; Barbieri, Luisa; Cannio, Maria; Giovanardi, Roberto; Lancellotti, Isabella; Pozzi, Paolo; Soragni, Ercole. - STAMPA. - (2012), pp. 95-106.