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Standardized Sample Extraction Procedure for TCLP Testing of PV Modules

Abstract Solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment has grown at unprecedented rates since the early 2000s. As the global PV market increases, so will the volume of decommissioned PV panels. Growing PV panel waste presents a new environmental challenge, but also unprecedented opportunities to create value and pursue new economic avenues. Currently, in the United States, there are no regulations for governing the recycling of solar panels and the recycling process varies by the manufacturer. To bring in PV specific recycling regulations, whether the PV panels are toxic to the landfills, is to be determined. Per existing EPA regulations, PV panels are categorized as general waste and are subjected to a toxicity characterization leaching procedure (TCLP) to de... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Krishnamurthy, Raghav (Author) / Tamizhmani, Govindasamy (Advisor) / Srinivasan, Devarajan (Committee member) / Kuitche, Joseph (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Alternative energy / end of life / PV Modules / recycling / regulations / TCLP / toxicity
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 62 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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