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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 4 • Aug 1996

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  • The impact of IT on education

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):185 - 189
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    This article maps the progress to date in the increasing use of information technology (IT) in university education. It seeks to explore the opportunities to be grasped and the consequences that result. This is not an upgrade version of distance learning but a new opportunity to review radically the nature of universities and how they operate View full abstract»

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  • The Royal Dockyard Schools [engineering education]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):177 - 183
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    The Royal Dockyard Schools, UK, were set up in the 1840s to try to overcome the poor educational standard of shipwright apprentices in the naval dockyards. By the end of the century, the Schools had progressed for beyond the limited aims for which they were created and had developed into high-calibre technical colleges catering not only for shipwright but also for electrical and mechanical enginee... View full abstract»

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  • The economics of equipment recycling

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):170 - 176
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    Environmental considerations make it desirable to recycle electrical and electronic products. This article examines the factors which determine whether or not recycling will incur an additional cost to the consumer or manufacturer View full abstract»

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  • A model for the take-back of discarded consumer electronics products

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):165 - 169
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    The article discusses the problems in building up an end-of-life industry for consumer electronics products in an economically feasible way. A voluntary agreement (covenant) between government and industry is proposed to overcome these problems View full abstract»

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  • Computer monitor recycling: a case study

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):159 - 164
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    The total number of computer monitors being scrapped per year worldwide is predicted to rise to 30 million units by the year 2005. Monitors contain significant quantities of lead (in the solder and CRT glass) and polybrominated flame retardants, which are potentially hazardous if released to the environment. A recent study investigated the possibility of cost-effectively recycling monitors View full abstract»

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  • Design practices for improving the end of life disposal of telecommunications equipment

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):153 - 158
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    This paper presents a comparative case study of eight telephones from European suppliers and Far Eastern suppliers to establish their suitability for disassembly and recycling. The impact of design changes to improve end-of-life practices on manufacturing costs in Europe and the Pacific Rim has been examined. The opportunities for reuse, remanufacture and materials recycling have been identified s... View full abstract»

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  • The life cycle assessment of a telecommunications semiconductor laser

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):147 - 152
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    Life cycle assessment is a technical management tool that can help quantify the environmental impacts associated with products or processes. For example, it relates the energy and materials used or during the manufacture, distribution, operation and disposal of a product to their impact on the environment as fossil reserve depletion, ozone depletion, landfill volume, etc. This paper focuses on the... View full abstract»

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The Engineering Science and Education Journal was published by the IET between 1992 and 2002.

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