International Journal of Waste Resources

International Journal of Waste Resources
Open Access

ISSN: 2252-5211

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N Menad

N Menad
Unite Dechets et Matieres Premieres (DMP), Waste and Raw Materials Unit,
BRGM - D3E/DMP 3, Avenue Claude Guillemin - BP 36009, 45060 Orléans Cedex 02

  • Research Article
    Characteristics of Nd-Fe-B Permanent Magnets Present in Electronic Components
    Author(s): N Menad and A SeronN Menad and A Seron

    The increasing use of rare earths elements (REEs) in a number of recent technological innovations led to a rapid increase (>50% in the last decade) in their applications. Europe is one of the most important regions of consumption of these substances. In this context, Europe in its 'Raw materials' strategy puts the recycling at the center of its concerns to provide a part of securing its supplies in REEs. Recycling of these substances, on an industrial scale, remains somewhat developed while it presents numerous advantages over the exploitation of primary resources. This paper will present some results obtained from characterization study of permanent magnets (PMs) present in WEEEs. Three components containing PMs are identified: hard disk drives, small electric motors and speakers. The representative sample of these components has been dismantled manually to recover the PMs contain.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2252-5211.1000263

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