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Use of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for the determination of polycarbonate (PC) and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) concentrations in PC/ABS plastics from e-waste

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Author(s):
Costa, Vinicius Camara [1] ; Batista Aquino, Francisco Wendel [1] ; Paranhos, Caio Marcio [2] ; Pereira-Filho, Edenir Rodrigues [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos UFSCar, Dept Quim, GAIA, POB 676, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos UFSCar, Dept Quim, Lab Polimeros, POB 676, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: WASTE MANAGEMENT; v. 70, p. 212-221, DEC 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 13
Abstract

Due to the continual increase in waste generated from electronic devices, the management of plastics, which represents between 10 and 30% by weight of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE or e-waste), becomes indispensable in terms of environmental and economic impacts. Considering the importance of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), polycarbonate (PC), and their blends in the electronics and other industries, this study presents a new application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for the fast and direct determination of PC and ABS concentrations in blends of these plastics obtained from samples of e-waste. From the LIBS spectra acquired for the PC/ABS blend, multivariate calibration models were built using partial least squares (PLS) regression. In general, it was possible to infer that the relative errors between the theoretical or reference and predicted values for the spiked samples were lower than 10%. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/01513-0 - Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) application in the analyses of electronic waste (printed circuit boards and polymers), food and difficult preparation liquid samples
Grantee:Edenir Rodrigues Pereira Filho
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/04688-7 - Development of spectroanalytical methods for direct determination of toxic elements in polymeric materials of electronic waste by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
Grantee:Francisco Wendel Batista de Aquino
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate