Economic analysis of end-of-life computer systems in educational institutions

Title:
Economic analysis of end-of-life computer systems in educational institutions
Creator:
Kizilkaya, Elif A. (Author)
Gupta, Surendra M. (Author)
Mehmet, Dincer (Author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
January 01, 2000
Type of resource:
Text
Genre:
Articles
Format:
electronic
Digital origin:
born digital
Abstract/Description:

In this paper we address the operational and economical aspects of EOL computer systems at educational institutions. To this end we present an actual case study of a major university in Boston and provide an economical analysis of different options such as disposal, disassembly, recycling, reuse and re-sale of these systems. We recommend a new procedure that will improve the collection and handling processes leading to a structured decision making methodology.

Subjects and keywords:
Production engineering
Disassembly
Recycling
Reuse
Electronics
Universities
Operations Research
Optimization
Engineering

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