“In Singapore, about 60,000 tonnes or 11kg of e-waste per person are generated each year. This lab will support the nation’s mission to find new ways to recycle e-waste in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner while at the same time, extract materials that can be re-used again,” said NTU Professor Madhavi Srinivasan, Co-Director of the centre.
Current industrial PCB recycling processes emit harmful pollutants and/or liquid waste that require costly treatment processes so that they can be safely released into the environment so researchers will develop novel methods to separate and recover as much organics and ceramics for a variety of applications.
“Closing the materials loop is a key challenge to enabling a sustainable environment. Electronic waste recycling concentrates many of the issues that must be solved and is the perfect testbed towards that aim. Together with my colleagues in CEA, we are thrilled by this opportunity to work in synergy with our Singapore partners,” said Co-Director Dr Jean-Christophe P. Gabriel of CEA.