Microelectronics design for pollution prevention: A decision tradeoff tool

Jorge L. Alvarado, Deborah L Thurston

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Abstract

After exhausting all `pollution prevention pays' opportunities, further efforts towards environmental protection often engender some type of cost to the manufacturer. Then, designers must weigh tradeoffs between environmental impacts and equally pressing needs to reduce costs, improve product quality and reduce cycle time. This paper presents a computer aid for making these tradeoffs. Qualitative HOQ information is used as a starting point to derive a mathematical programming formulation for multiobjective optimization. An integer linear program is formulated in a user-friendly spreadsheet. A general formulation of the problem for printed circuit board assembly is provided. The conflicting objectives include cost, size, weight, quality, cycle time, disassembly time and solvent VOC's. The decision variables relate to number of layers, board width, board type and types of components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages292-297
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, ISEE - Oak Brook, IL, USA
Duration: May 4 1998May 6 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, ISEE
CityOak Brook, IL, USA
Period5/4/985/6/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Alvarado, J. L., & Thurston, D. L. (1998). Microelectronics design for pollution prevention: A decision tradeoff tool. 292-297. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, ISEE, Oak Brook, IL, USA, .