Jump to content


Photo

Smartphones... a dying breed


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 charlie clown

charlie clown

    No way home...

  • Moderators
  • 18,691 posts

Posted 04 September 2019 - 09:57 am

Been reading a few articles recently about how smartphone production is gradually eating up all the world's reserves of specific elements. The average smartphone uses 62 of the naturally-occurring stable elements. one example: Dysprosium which is THE essential ingredient in touchscreen manufacture, is expected to run out completely between 2020 and 2050. This raises a few important questions in terms of our attitude to these devices and the life-expectancy of the devices themselves.

 

I think if I had any kind of capability in this area I would be looking at devising methods and technology to recover the constituent elements from those phones. I can't believe that they are all lost forever lost once they are in there... I know you can't get the eggs out of a cake after the cake has been baked but you can extract the cherries...    



#2 Falconhoof

Falconhoof

    loutish and infantile behaviour

  • Sponsor
  • 35,509 posts

Posted 04 September 2019 - 10:01 am

To see the content of this post you must Register or Sign in to your account.



#3 Gilps

Gilps
  • Members*
  • 29,504 posts

Posted 04 September 2019 - 10:02 am

To see the content of this post you must Register or Sign in to your account.



#4 Duncan Disorderly

Duncan Disorderly

    Probably the greatest ar$e in the world

  • Sponsor
  • 15,223 posts

Posted 04 September 2019 - 10:16 am

To see the content of this post you must Register or Sign in to your account.



#5 TommoK

TommoK
  • Members
  • 10,560 posts

Posted 04 September 2019 - 11:17 pm

To see the content of this post you must Register or Sign in to your account.



#6 Romario

Romario

    Any new threads I start are likely to be closed down

  • Members
  • 9,401 posts

Posted 04 September 2019 - 11:59 pm

To see the content of this post you must Register or Sign in to your account.



#7 D.Boon

D.Boon
  • Sponsor
  • 23,162 posts

Posted 05 September 2019 - 08:59 am

To see the content of this post you must Register or Sign in to your account.



#8 Gilps

Gilps
  • Members*
  • 29,504 posts

Posted 05 September 2019 - 09:12 am

To see the content of this post you must Register or Sign in to your account.



#9 libero

libero

    "History is written by those who have hanged heroes"

  • Sponsor
  • 3,271 posts

Posted 05 September 2019 - 09:35 am

To see the content of this post you must Register or Sign in to your account.



#10 charlie clown

charlie clown

    No way home...

  • Moderators
  • 18,691 posts

Posted 05 September 2019 - 09:43 am

To see the content of this post you must Register or Sign in to your account.



#11 Gilps

Gilps
  • Members*
  • 29,504 posts

Posted 05 September 2019 - 09:46 am

To see the content of this post you must Register or Sign in to your account.



#12 charlie clown

charlie clown

    No way home...

  • Moderators
  • 18,691 posts

Posted 05 September 2019 - 09:51 am

To see the content of this post you must Register or Sign in to your account.



#13 cymrococh

cymrococh
  • Sponsor
  • 43,782 posts

Posted 05 September 2019 - 10:10 am

To see the content of this post you must Register or Sign in to your account.



#14 D.Boon

D.Boon
  • Sponsor
  • 23,162 posts

Posted 05 September 2019 - 11:17 am

To see the content of this post you must Register or Sign in to your account.



#15 cymrococh

cymrococh
  • Sponsor
  • 43,782 posts

Posted 05 September 2019 - 11:59 am

To see the content of this post you must Register or Sign in to your account.



#16 John am Rhein

John am Rhein
  • Sponsor
  • 33,395 posts

Posted 05 September 2019 - 01:15 pm

To see the content of this post you must Register or Sign in to your account.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users