The process of recycling is aimed at decreasing entropy and disorder by reusing the same material; which is then transformed into new product as a whole. By way of recycling the older and worn-off products, you put minimum dependency on the natural resources. Furthermore, in this manner, you simply make money recycling as you reduce on the cost factors of extracting semiconductor material from the earth’s crust and above all customers also pay less for the electronic products.
With continuous researches being conducted in the semiconductor recycling industry, there are greener ways, which are being implemented by the semiconductor companies to make money recycling. In one of the methods, the precious silicone chips, which are wasted during the process of chip manufacturing, are put in the recycling process.
Now Silicone containing 26% of the earth’s crust material has appreciable abundance, but when it comes to extracting the material the process becomes all the more expensive. Thereby, silicone that gets wasted out during the manufacturing of wafers (Silicone Discs on which circuitry is imprinted) are reused and recycled to be re-used in manufacturing of solar panels, computer monitors, mobile phone circuitry and many other places.
In recycling of silicone chips, new methodology has come to life, where the imperfect portions of silicon wafers imprinted with circuitry are removed with the abrasive pads and using water, so that the same silicone can be reused and in this way the many of the companies are trying to make money recycling. This method involves less of money and there is no need to extract silicone from the earth’s crust by employing bulky extraction methods.
Using innovative silicon recycling methods, it has become evident that the material can be reused in variety of places viz, chips for server computers, video game consoles, TV circuitry, LCD monitors, and many more. What’s more, the recycling process for silicone is easy and economical than the extraction process in general. You need to spend billions each year mining, quarrying and logging. Huge amount of money is also invested in refining and processing the natural silicone, and besides this, not to count of pollution involved in the entire process. And beyond that, there are no alterations in the physical as well as chemical properties in the recycled silicon.
With the increasing use of silicone in practically every industry, the demand for silicone is ever increasing. Whether it is manufacturing industry, aviation industry, or bio medical equipments, or defense equipment or research equipment, nothing actually moves without silicone in the world, and this has put a great pressure on the companies engaged in silicone manufacturing. Today, companies are implementing potential silicone recycle processes and in this way earn money recycling, besides conserving available natural resources, which are getting depleted with flux of time and human exploitation.
Therefore, in times to come, there is tremendous scope of recycled silicone in different sectors of industry. It is easy to be resourced and reused in the chips to give new electronic gadgetry to the world.