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Researchers Explore the Concept of Turning E-Waste into Dust

Researchers used a low-temperature cyro-mill to pulverize e-waste into tiny particles that don’t contaminate each other.

Rice Postdoctoral Researcher and Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore  researcher Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, Rice Materials Scientist Pulickel Ajayan and Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore  professors Kamanio Chattopadhyay and D.P. Mahapatra believe the best way to recycle e-waste is to crush it into nanodust. And to put their idea to the test, Tiwary used a low-temperature cyro-mill to pulverize e-waste into tiny particles that don’t contaminate each other.

R&D Magazine has more:

Researchers now believe the best way to recycle electronic waste is to simply crush it into nanodust.

Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, a postdoctoral researcher at Rice and a researcher at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, has proposed making the particles so small that separating different components is relatively simple compared with the process currently used to recycle electronic junk.

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