A smart cloud-based system for the WEEE recovery/recycling

Xi Vincent Wang, Brenda N. Lopez N, Lihui Wang, Jinhui Li, Winifred Ijomah

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Abstract

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is both valuable and harmful since it contains a large number of profitable and hazardous materials and elements at the same time. At component level, many parts of the discarded equipment are still functional and recoverable. Thus it is necessary to develop a distributed and intelligent system to support WEEE recovery and recycling. In recent years, the Cloud concept has gained increasing popularity since it provides a service-oriented architecture that integrates various resources over the network. Cloud Manufacturing systems are proposed world-wide to support operational manufacturing processes. In this research, Cloud Manufacturing is further extended to the WEEE recovery and recycling context. A Cloud-based WEEE Recovery system is developed to provide modularized recovery services on the Cloud. A data management system is developed as well, which maintains the knowledge throughout the product lifecycle. A product tracking mechanism is also proposed with the help of the Quick Respond code method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference
Number of pages9
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
EventASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference - Detroit, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Jun 201413 Jun 2014

Conference

ConferenceASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDetroit
Period9/06/1413/06/14

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Keywords

  • cloud
  • cloud manufacturing
  • remanufacturing
  • service-oriented architecture
  • sustainability
  • sustainable manufacturing
  • WEEE
  • WEEE recovery

Cite this

Wang, X. V., Lopez N, B. N., Wang, L., Li, J., & Ijomah, W. (2014). A smart cloud-based system for the WEEE recovery/recycling. In ASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference (Vol. 1). [MSEC2014-4109] https://doi.org/10.1115/MSEC2014-4109