Currently about 2 billion TV-sets exist in the world which come back for recycling within the next 15-20 years. If we consider these huge amounts of WEEE there is a need for eco-efficient recycling technologies. Electronic recycling industry must meet future demands on industrial efficiency and cost reduction. Therefore, the dismantling process of TV-sets and monitors must be dramatically rationalised maintaining as high as possible environmental and recycling criteria.
The aim of the project is to develop an intelligent, economically feasible disassembly system for CRT displays in order to facilitate an optimal reuse and recycling. This leads directly to a reduction of the amount of waste which is disposed as well as to a reduction substitution of hazardous industrial and processing materials.
In view of the growing scrap of TV-sets and monitors and the demands in the legislation, the existing manual disassembly technologies are not sufficient enough and there is a need for cost effective technologies. With this project the disassembly process of these devices is going to fulfil highly environmental and economic criteria. Therefore, the proposed system meets the future demands of the electronic recycling industry on efficiency and cost reduction.
The main technical objectives of the work are:
The most important phases of the proposed project will therefore comprise:
Austrian Society for System Engineering and Automation
Philips (NL), Sony (DE, ES), STENA Technoworld (SE), ReUse (AT), MIREC (NL), Indumetal Recycling (ES), FhG – IML (DE), Fundacion Robotiker (ES), Fundacion Gaiker (ES), TU Wien (AT)