2019 | vol. 67 | nr. 1 | art. 14

The Environment Impact on Materials used in Electrical Systems

Andreea VOINA, Dániel LINGVAY, Dorian MARIN
Materials that are including in the installations, equipment and apparatuses provided by the socio-economic chain: production — transport/distribution — use of electricity are usually obtained from exhaustible natural resources through technological processes involving both energy consumption and emissions of pollutants and/or collateral waste. After removal from used of electric installations components, of equipment and apparatuses, they become waste (often containing toxic, non-biodegradable compounds). In the sustainable development perspective, the emissions reduction and the waste materials recovery /reuse is a priority, complex, inter- and transdisciplinary issue. In order to ensure a healthy future for humanity, it is considered necessary to create a knowledge-based society with sustained ecological education. For this purpose, it is opportune to reconsider the education systems so that, technical staff in different fields of activity (electrical engineering, materials science, civil engineering, etc.) through adequate education programs possess, besides the knowledge of strict specialty, general related knowledge sufficient to understand the footprint on environmental of their activities. It also, requires awareness of the adequate waste management activities importance (activities that need to dominate environmental and natural resource issues, and not economic aspects, profit making, etc.).
Keywords: materials ageing, waste, pollutants, environment, pollution
To cite this article: VOINA, A., LINGVAY, D., MARIN, D., “The environment impact on materials used in electric systems”, in Electrotehnica, Electronica, Automatica (EEA), 2019, vol. 67 no. 1, pp. 115-120, ISSN 1582-5175.