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Sustainability 2018, 10(2), 332;

Waste Management System for Batteries

Computer and Electrical Engineering Department, University of Petrosani, Petroșani 332006, Romania
Management Department, University of Petrosani, Petroșani 332006
Exact Sciences and Engineering Department, University “1 Decembrie 1918” Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia 510009, Romania
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Received: 12 December 2017 / Revised: 19 January 2018 / Accepted: 24 January 2018 / Published: 28 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Trends in Municipal Solid Waste Management)
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We live in a technology driven era where each day new gadgets improve the way we live our lives. Many resources are being spent on building these devices that often turn obsolete overnight. Taking into account that these electronics have a long-term impact on the environment, a waste management system must be embedded in the electronic product lifecycle. In this paper, we propose a monitoring system for recycling batteries from electronic equipment and devices. This solution covers specific waste management issues to manage and reduce battery waste and to recover valuable materials and components. A solution for the continuous monitoring of each battery waste container is also proposed. The solution involves the storage of all information regarding the recycling process, such as pickup date and time, collector’s name, quantity, and location. The research is also extended for smartphone usage. This is an important feature for collectors who need to access data in real time from any location. The mobile application directly reads the weight of battery waste, automatically saves the date and time, and stores the location along with any other useful information. View Full-Text
Keywords: recycling; monitoring; environment; route optimization; graph; raw materials; simulation recycling; monitoring; environment; route optimization; graph; raw materials; simulation

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Leba, M.; Ionica, A.; Dovleac, R.; Dobra, R. Waste Management System for Batteries. Sustainability 2018, 10, 332.

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