E-waste not, want not: Freezing, crushing and reclaiming old electronics

Consumer electronics are advancing faster and becoming more affordable by the year, but as exciting as that is for users, it's bad news for the environment. Discarded electronics (or e-waste) brimming with valuable and toxic components is building up in landfills around the world, and it's notoriously tricky to recycle. Now, researchers at Rice University and the Indian Institute of Science have a new way to tackle the e-waste issue: freeze it, grind it into "nanodust" and then sort it out... Continue Reading E-waste not, want not: Freezing, crushing and reclaiming old electronics Category: Environment Tags: Rice University Environment Recycling Waste E-waste Electronic India Related Articles: A better way to mine gold from old electronics City of Vancouver launches cigarette butt recycling program Recycla

E-waste not, want not: Freezing, crushing and reclaiming old electronics

Consumer electronics are advancing faster and becoming more affordable by the year, but as exciting as that is for users, it's bad news for the environment. Discarded electronics (or ...

Tue 21 Mar 17 from Gizmag

Pulverizing electronic waste is green, clean—and cold

Researchers at Rice University and the Indian Institute of Science have an idea to simplify electronic waste recycling: Crush it into nanodust.

Tue 21 Mar 17 from Phys.org

Pulverizing electronic waste is green, clean -- and cold

Milling electronic waste into nanoscale particles allows polymers, oxides and metals to be separated for recycling into new products. The process takes advantage of changes to the materials' ...

Tue 21 Mar 17 from Eurekalert

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