Open-loop reverse logistics network design of waste of electric and electronic equipment by consideration of hazardous materials

Mohammadi Aydenlu, Tannaz
In developed countries, technology has become an inseparable part of people’s lives. While it is changing in a rapid pace, people are intensely eager to own its latest versions. This insatiable demand for technological equipment results in creating the world’s fastest-growing waste stream called “Waste of Electrical and electronic equipment(WEEE)”. Due to limited resources of the materials used in the components of WEEE and the risk that is exposed to the environment caused by some hazardous material included in, it is intensively needed to design a WEEE recovery system. In this thesis, we aim to make use of reverse logistics to design a network, which enables us to benefit from the recycling of valuable materials and diminish the environmental risk of hazardous material by treating and recycling. We are planning to decide on the location of facilities and the flows between the related points under different scenarios.


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T. Mohammadi Aydenlu, “Open-loop reverse logistics network design of waste of electric and electronic equipment by consideration of hazardous materials,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. Industrial Engineering., Middle East Technical University, 2019.