Environmentally sound system for E-waste: Biotechnological perspectives


The rapid e-waste volume is generating globally. At the same time, different recycling technologies, mainly the mechanical and chemical methods well studied, while the biological method is the most promising approach. Therefore, this article provides a comprehensive information about extracting valuable metals from e-waste. In addition, this article outlines the process and key opportunity for extraction of metals, identifies some of the most critical challenges for e-waste environmentally sound management practices, and opinions on possible solutions for exiting challenges, and emphasis on importance of advanced recycling technologies that can be utilized, in order to minimize the environmental impact causes due to improper recycling of e-waste.

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Abhishek Kumar Awasthi, Mohammed Hasan, Yogendra Kumar Mishra, Akhilesh Kumar Pandey, Bhupendra Nath Tiwary, Ramesh C. Kuhad, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Vijay Kumar Thakur, Environmentally sound system for E-waste: Biotechnological perspectives, Current Research in Biotechnology, Volume 1, 2019, Pages 58-64, ISSN 2590-2628, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crbiot.2019.10.002


Keywords: E-waste, Environmental problem, Public health, Metals, Biotechnology, #Environment, #Biotechnology.

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