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Past and emerging topics related to electronic waste management: top countries, trends, and perspectives

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Andrade, Daniel Fernandes [1] ; Romanelli, Joao Paulo [2] ; Pereira-Filho, Edenir Rodrigues [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Chem, Grp Appl Instrumental Anal, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Environm Sci, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research; v. 26, n. 17, p. 17135-17151, JUN 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 2

A bibliometric analysis was performed to assess historical and recent research trends regarding e-waste studies from 1998 to 2018. Documents related to e-waste were identified from the Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (c) (WoS) database, and a total of 3311 academic articles was retrieved. The analysis was performed from four main aspects: (1) publication activity by year, by WoS category, and by geographic distribution; (2) journals; (3) most-cited papers; and (4) top 10 countries and author keyword analysis. The number of publications concerning e-waste issues has increased substantially over the last 20years, especially in the environmental science category, and more than a third of the publications were produced in China (1181 records). Waste Management and Environmental Science \& Technology were the most sought-after journals for disseminating the results. Studies related to e-waste flow analysis, recycling, recovery of precious metals, and risk assessment of recycling areas have been the most common for several years. The analysis of keywords suggested that there are many topics on electronic waste and that each country has presented a different focus of research. Overall, the bibliometric analysis proved to be an efficient tool with which to monitor historical and current research trends and to evaluate the sheer volume of currently existing scientific literature on e-waste topics. (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: 16/17304-0 - Proposition of methods for direct analysis of electronic waste samples: determination of precious, strategic and toxic elements in printed circuits boards and LCD screens
Grantee:Daniel Fernandes de Andrade
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate