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COMPUTER

CHIP
MINERALS/METALS PRESENT INSIDE A COMPUTER
CHIP

Gallium Arsenic Quartz Copper Cassiterite

Aluminium Silver
Gold Tin
MINERALS/METALS PRESENT INSIDE A COMPUTER CHIP
MINERAL/ METAL PROPERTY/IES
1. Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) • Semiconductor
• High Resistance/ Semi-insulating
Semiconductor
• Wide Operating Temperature Range
2. Quartz (SiO4 )
• Semiconductor

3. Copper (Cu)
• Thermal and Electrical Conductor
• Malleability and Ductility
MINERALS/METALS PRESENT INSIDE A COMPUTER CHIP
MINERAL/ METAL PROPERTY/IES
4. Cassiterite (SnO2 )
• Semiconductor

5. Aluminium (Al)
• Thermal and Electrical Conductor
• Malleability and Ductility

6. Silver (Ag)
• Thermal and Electrical Conductor
• Malleability and Ductility
MINERALS/METALS PRESENT INSIDE A COMPUTER CHIP
MINERAL/ METAL PROPERTIES
7. Gold (Au)
• Thermal and Electrical Conductor
• Malleability and Ductility

8. Tin (Sn)
• Thermal and Electrical Conductor
• Malleability and Ductility
HOW ARE QUARTZ FORMED

Quartz (Si𝐎𝟐 )

NATURAL UNNATURAL
FORMATION FORMATION
MINERALS/METALS THAT CAN BE USED FOR OTHER
ELECTRONIC ITEMS

Gallium Arsenic Quartz Copper Cassiterite

Aluminium Silver
Gold Tin
MINERALS/METALS THAT CAN BE USED FOR OTHER
ELECTRONIC ITEMS

Quartz Copper
IMPLICATIONS OF COMPUTER/MOBILE WASTE TO
THE ENVIRONMENT

1.Air Pollution
2.Water Pollution
3.Land Pollution
4.Decreasing number of animal habitats and inhabitants
5.Disease or Illness
6.Rapid decrease of natural resources
SHOULD IT BE LANDFILLED?

No.
It should be recycled.
WHY IS GLOBAL COMPUTER WASTE ONE OF THE
GLOBAL WASTE ISSUES OF THE WORLD

1.Numerous raw materials, which lead to the difficulty of


disposal
2.People’s ignorance
3.Short life span of Computers
4.Improving Technology
GLOBAL IMPLICATION OF COMPUTER/
MOBILE PHONE WASTE
1.Hazardous to Humans
2.Air Pollution
3.Land and Water Pollution

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