DCM 115 E-WASTE MANAGEMENT.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2014/2015
EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER
MAINTENANCE
DCM 115: E-WASTE MANAGEMENT
DATE: NOVEMBER, 2014 TIME: 1½HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer any THREE Questions.

QUESTION ONE
(a) Define
i. Sustainable Innovation
ii. E-Waste
iii. Reuse
iv. Recycle
(4 Marks)
(b) Briefly discuss why E-Waste is growing and why it matters (6 Marks)
(c) Outline any four objectives of E-Waste recycling (4 Marks)
(d) Discuss the three levels of toxic emissions which got a severe impact on health and environment (6 Marks)
QUESTION TWO
(a) Technology transfer in developing countries embraces different key aspects that should
be kept in mind to prevent boundary conditions from hampering the aim of the transfer itself. Briefly discuss the aim of technology transfer for e-waste recycling (4 Marks)
(b) Technology transfer should not merely be reduced to the setting up of recycling
infrastructure without taking into account economic and social boundary conditions. Discuss (12 Marks)
(c) Briefly discuss the aim of dismantling and preprocessing in the recycling chain for EWaste (4 Marks)
QUESTION THREE
(a) Using an example, discuss the subsequent steps in recycling chain for E-Waste(10 Marks)
(b) Compare Technology and Technique within E-Waste (4 Marks)
(c) Discuss the 3R( Reduce, Reuse ,Recycle) Principle of recycling (6 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR
(a) Assuming you are an entrepreneur and would like to venture into e-waste management
here in Kenya. What would you do different from what is done and bring out a successful ewaste management business that has a sustainable impact on the society/environment.
(10 Marks)
(b) Briefly discuss the criteria used to compare innovation technologies along the element of
sustainability (10 Marks)
QUESTION FIVE
(a) Discuss the barriers of sustainable e-waste recycling technologies terms of policy and
legislation, technology and skills and business and financing in the following
countries (20 Marks)
i. Kenya
ii. South Africa
iii. India
iv. Brazil
v. Uganda

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