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Development of Electronic Waste (e-waste) Management and Coarse PCB-Particles Based Processing Techniques in Developing Countries

posted on 2024-01-16, 16:44 authored by KAI DEAN KANG
The rapid emergence of e-waste as one of the fastest-growing solid waste streams worldwide necessitates effective e-waste management and value recovery operations. Therefore, this thesis examines these two crucial aspects of e-waste recycling to elevate its economic significance and ensure a circular economy. A reverse logistic approach consisting of a smart e-waste collection system which integrates the Internet of Things (IoT) was developed for better management of household e-waste in developing countries. Processing techniques employing coarse printed circuit boards are incorporated with pre-treatment methods to improve copper extraction. Excessive size reduction is avoided thus reducing operating costs.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Saman Ilankoon Mudiyanselage

Additional supervisor 1

Chong Meng Nan

Additional supervisor 2

Wu Ta Yeong

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Engineering (Monash University Malaysia)


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering