Only 17.4% of 2019 e-waste was collected and recycled, out of 53.6 million metric tons of waste generated in the world last year. But electronic
Within International E-Waste Day, promoted by WEEE Forum - the world's largest multi national centre of competence as regards operational
As part of the networking activities, the partners of the WEEENMODELS project have proposed to DIBRIS, a department of the University of Genoa that deals with Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering, to begin a collaboration in order to deepen some issues of common interest. It was identified as a first field of research, the need to simulate the performance of the new logistics system for the collection of WEEE, in order to be able to find solutions for an optimal planning of the network and to estimate the benefits in terms of overall efficiency of the system.
The study was developed as a thesis by a student of the second year of the Master’s Degree in Management Engineering at the Polytechnic School of Savona Ishara Thirimadura Mendis, under the coordination of Prof. Silvia Siri from DIBRIS, and with the participation of T Bridge and AMIU; the results have been of particular interest, both in terms of addresses for an optimal organization of the logistics and in terms of understanding the level of efficiency of the system. A more detailed presentation is available here (in Italian language); here you can find an abstract of the thesis in English.
The thesis has been discussed in the recent graduation session of 30 March 2015 (supervisors Prof. Siriand Eng. Repetto from T Bridge), achieving the highest score as a research thesis and the candidate obtained a degree in Management Engineering with the final grade of 110/110 cum laude.
The whole WEEENMODELS team congratulates and thanks the Doc. Thirimadura Mendis.