E-Waste recycling optimization and Design-for-Recycling; ENIAC project GreenElec


Public, Members and Partners


Recycling treats complex waste streams containing precious and other metals and materials. A smelter can recover some 20 precious and other non-ferrous metals from shredded end-of-life electronics.

Electronic waste and especially electronic parts however have low recycling yields. Electronics pose a recycling challenge both from the point of purity (contaminants) as well as volume. The EU funded ENIAC project GreenElec aims at fundamentally improving the recycling situation by performing research into the basic elements that determine recycling efficiency.

This workshop will introduce the GreenElec project and give a glimpse of the possibilities to identify andquantify material content and improve the recycling process of electronics by Design-for-Recycling and selective disassembly based on optical recognition or product data made available end-of-life.

 Workshop 17


Members and partners can download the presentations of workshop 17 here.

Friday, June 7, 2013
  • 13h30 Doors open
  • 14h00 Welcome: The Center for Electronics Design & Manufacturing (Filip Ponsaerts, imec-cEDM)
  • 14h10 The GreenElec Project (Dr. Ruud Balkenende, Philips Research)
  • 14h40 Identification of materials in PBA’s & Design for Recycling (Wesley van Meensel, imec-cEDM)
  • 15h00 Recycling of e-waste (Prof. Dr. Ir. Joost Duflou, CIB University KU Leuven)
  • 15h20 Pause
  • 15h40 Improvement of Recyclability (Prof. Dr. Ir. Joost Duflou, CIB University KU Leuven)
  • 16h00 Full material declarations: the Barco case study (Jimmy Dirickx, Barco)
  • 16h20 Q & A – discussion
  • 16h45 Networking with drinks and snacks  

Send an e-mail to training@imec.be


Philips, High Tech Campus HTC34, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Participation fee: 
  • cEDM Member: free
  • cEDM Partner: free
  • GreenElec Partner: free
  • Others: € 80




With the support of IMAPS Benelux.