Title: Planning models for the dismantling of electrical and electronic equipment under consideration of uncertainties

Authors: Frank Schultmann, Nicole Sunke

Addresses: University of Siegen, Paul-Bonatz-Str. 9–11, 57076 Siegen, Germany. ' University of Siegen, Paul-Bonatz-Str. 9–11, 57076 Siegen, Germany

Abstract: In this paper, an approach is presented for short-term dismantling planning, including process-induced uncertainty modelled with fuzzy techniques. Weak data resulting from uncertain dismantling time parameters are modelled as fuzzy sets and integrated into a scheduling model that allows the derivation of optimal dismantling procedures. A case study from electronic scrap recycling shows the application of the approach.

Keywords: electrical and electronic equipment; scheduling; dismantling; uncertainty modelling; fuzzy scheduling; fuzzy sets; fuzzy logic; electronic scrap recycling; industrial ecology; environmental manufacturing; green manufacturing.

DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2008.018544

Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal, 2008 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.82 - 101

Published online: 30 May 2008 *

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