Biolap: Pathway to next generation of laptop

Yogesh Bhandari, Anurag Maurya


With increase in demand for computers, iPods and mobile phones, there is surge of electronic gadgets around the world leading to production of huge quantity of waste termed as E-Waste. We have proposed an innovative solution for reduction of dumping and recovery of precious metals by harmful means from e-waste in developing countries. Manufacturing of laptops and computers using bioplastic which is partially biodegradable material and have life span of four to five years. By varying the composition of different bio-plastics, their thermal insulation, structural strength and conductivity can be improved. It would make them suitable material to replace acrylonitrile butadiene styrene based common plastic that are currently being used in manufacturing of different kind of laptops. The segregation of these bioplastic into its constituent’s materials would be much simpler and easier. This can be done by segregation of electronic components made from bioplastic at home or industry. Further, these bioplastic can be used as a feed for small community based pyrolitic units which will act as a source of syngas and bio-oil. The syngas produced can be used as fuel for cooking and also for supplying fuel to electricity generators. The biochar left in chamber when mixed with organic fertilizers can be act as source of manure to the soil. As a result with production of zero toxic constituents, these bioplastics can meet the ever increasing demands of laptops in developing countries like India.


Biolap; bioplastic; generator; fertilizer; syngas

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