Wath, Sushant B and Dutt, P S and Chakrabarti, T (2011) E-waste scenario in India, its management and implications. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 172 (1-4). pp. 249-262. ISSN 1573-2959

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Electronic waste or E-waste comprises of old, end-of-life electronic appliances such as computers, laptops, TVs, DVD players, refrigerators,freezers, mobile phones, MP3 players, etc., which have been disposed of by their original users. E-waste contains many hazardous constituents that may negatively impact the environment and affect human health if not properly managed. Various organizations, bodies, and governments of many countries have adopted and/or developed the environmentally sound options and strategies for E-waste management to tackle the ever growing threat of E-waste to the environment and human health. This paper presents E-waste composition, categorization, Global and Indian E-waste scenarios, prospects of recoverable, recyclable, and hazardous materials found in the E-waste, Best Available Practices, recycling,and recovery processes followed, and their environmental and occupational hazards. Based on the discussion, various challenges for E-waste management particularly in India are delineated,and needed policy interventions were discussed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Solid and Hazardous Wastes
Depositing User: Er. Sushant Wath
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 11:36
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015 04:46
URI: http://neeri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/384

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