ForensisGroup Electronic Waste or E-Waste Expert Witnesses study the practices for the final disposal of end-of-life electronic equipment and its impacts on human health and the environment.
Also called Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), this term is used to describe old, end-of-life, or discarded electrical appliances, such as computers, consumer electronics, LCD and CRT screens, PC monitors, and cellphones, as well as many others. Under a broader definition, refrigerators, microwaves, and air conditioners are also in this category. These products contain precious metals, flame retarded plastics, CFC foams, and many other potentially harmful substances.
Our e-waste experts study the effects that substances from these products like lead, mercury, and cadmium have on the soil and water. They work with the detoxication process in recycling to remove critical components to avoid dilution of and/or contamination with toxic substances during the downstream processes. These critical components include lead glass, CFC gases, light bulbs, and batteries. These professionals also manage the mechanical processing of shredding and are well-versed in all aspects of industrial large scale operations to obtain concentrates of recyclable materials and to separate hazardous materials. They are in charge of crushing units, shredders, magnetic- and eddy-current- and air-separators. They also work in e-waste recycling refining, where secondary raw materials are sold or disposed of, analyzing metals, plastics and glass.
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