A FRAMEWORK PROPOSAL UPON THE ESTIMATION OF ELECTRONIC-WASTE PRODUCTS IN ISTANBUL


EFENDİGİL T., ÖZKIR V., Demirel N. C., DEMİREL T., Ondemir O.

10th International Conference on Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Technologies in Nuclear Science (FLINS), İstanbul, Turkey, 26 - 29 August 2012, vol.7, pp.1184-1189 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 7
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1184-1189
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.