Author

Otho Barnes

Advisor

Magbanua, Benjamin

Committee Member

Bricka, Mark

Committee Member

Li, Yadong

Date of Degree

1-1-2009

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Abstract

Due to the increasing use of electronic components and the accelerated rate in which these components become obsolete, there has been a dramatic increase of discarded electronic waste (E-waste). E-waste includes obsolete electronic products such as computers, scanners, cellular phones, etc. These electronic components are manufactured using a variety of hazardous materials. As these components are discarded, the toxic and hazardous substances may become mobile and could impact human health and the environment. The toxic substances of concern contained in E-waste include heavy metals and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). This study attempts to identify the leaching potential of BFRs and metals.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19365

Comments

Computer||Leaching||Metals||Brominated Flame Retardants

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