10th International Conference on Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Technologies in Nuclear Science (FLINS), İstanbul, Türkiye, 26 - 29 Ağustos 2012, cilt.7, ss.1184-1189
Due to the increase in both consumption and obsolescence rates for new technologies, but shorter life cycles of electronic products cause a significant rise in the volume of electronic waste (e-waste). E-waste practices mostly focus on the processes for a collection system; however, the amount of e-waste critically affects the network design considering the number of facilities and the capacity assignments, as well. We present a framework proposal to predict the amount of e-waste including IT/telecommunication and consumer equipments in Istanbul metropolitan. The main selection reason of Istanbul is the requirement of an urgent intervention to deal with increasing e-waste amount due to its young and crowded population. The result of this study will strongly assist the authorities to configure well-structured strategies for future e-waste management system.