International Journal of Environmental Protection          
An Open Access Journal
ISSN: 2226-6437(Print)      ISSN: 2224-7777(Online)
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Editorial-in-Chief: Prof. Kevin Mickus,
Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA.
Comparative End-of-Life Study of Polymer and Paper Based Radio Frequency Devices
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Abstract:
In this work end-of-life (EOL) analysis of polymer and paper based radio frequency devices have been carried out. Polymer and paper based RFID antenna has been chosen as a radio frequency device. An attempt has been made to investigate and evaluate the environmental emissions at end-of-life-cycle stage and to explore type and quantity of emissions at their disposal. The Gabi’s balance calculation methodology has been employed to determine amount of environmental emissions at the end-of-life cycle stage. Each significant component of the antenna and their corresponding emissions has been investigated in this paper. We have also compared the corresponding emissions to air and fresh water in both the technologies i.e. incineration and land-filling at EOL stage.
Keywords:Paper and Polymer Substrate; End-of-Life (EOL); LCA Software; Sustainability; Printed RFID Antenna
Author: Rajeev Kumar Kanth1, Pasi Liljeberg1, Hannu Tenhunen1, Yasar Amin2, Qiang Chen2, Lirong Zheng2
1.Turku Centre for Computer Science, TUCS, Department of Information Technology, University of Turku, Finland
2.School of Information Communication Technologies, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
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