Sustainability

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Jacob Nyholm Mountaintop Experience 2023 Week 3: The Process Continues

     Throughout the past week, I have been building on the research that I did last week on the disassembly step for waste printed circuit board (WPCB) recycling while expanding into the recovery step of recycling. While the usage of supercritical water for the degradation of organic materials in WPCBs was promising, the energy required […]

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Lehigh Loewy Institute Mountaintop Experience Week 2: Research and Outreach

     This week we examined different practices throughout our research dealing with the disassembly and separation process for PCBs. Together we were able to lay more foundation for the general knowledge of E-waste recycling. From this research, we were able to identify limitations in possible experimental methods in order for easier design of experiments in

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Gaby Ramirez Mountaintop Experience 2023 Week 2: Research Continued

     This week I focused mainly on some specific extraction methods for PCBs. The methods I looked at were in an attempt to learn more about processes that can offer recovery of metals at a cheaper rate or in a more environmentally friendly manner.       To start, I looked at electro-conductivity technology. This technique focuses

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Jacob Nyholm Mountaintop Experience 2023 Week 2: Building on the Foundation

     With initial research done in metals recycling, the group was able to move onto more specific research, looking into subjects that appear promising to the end goal of identifying methods of improvement for the current recycling process. After reviewing different reports on the main points that either have a large amount of emissions or

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Richard Liu Mountaintop Experience 2023 Week 1: A First Week’s Look at Metal Recycling

     Throughout the whole first week we’ve already started to get some general information and ideas about metal recycling and sustainability. Our primary focus is on E-waste recycling like PCB, battery and wires. At the beginning of this week, we are still not sure what our specific goals are about our whole project, what is

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Loewy Institute Starts New Summer Research Project as Part of 2023 Mountaintop Summer Research Experience

Words by Gaby Ramirez, Jacob Nyholm, and Richard (Zhizhen) Liu      Throughout the week, our team was able to accomplish many remarkable things. We attended several meetings with the Loewy Institute where we were able to establish our working spaces and equipment we needed, as well as discussed various companies to contact and possible conferences

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Loewy Institute Joins REMADE Institute on Project to Develop Computational Tools for Weld Performance Prediction and Aluminum Extrusion Waste Reduction

Working towards sustainable metal-forming processes, the Loewy Institute has joined the REMADE Institute in a project aimed at reducing the amount of aluminum material needed for vehicles, aircraft, electrical components, and more. Certain processes–such as aluminum extrusion–cannot be replaced by other metal-forming methods, but have the ability to be further optimized and therefore use less

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