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Acer wants to clean the world... with one bike at a time

Acer's Bicyclean is an interesting concept, something that I don't quite think has been done before

| Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Jun 7, 2013 11:42 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - Acer had something that was probably hands-down the most unique thing I saw at Computex, the Bicyclean. What is the Bicyclean? Well, it's a three-part process to combat the issues of the growing electronic waste problem.

 

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The first step is that it pulverizes and grinds down circuit boards to the consistency of sand, second it extracts ferrous metals using a magnet, then it separates nonmetals from nonferrous metals with an eddy current rotor. It's an impressive concept, and I'd love to see Acer pushing this across the world. Unfortunately, I didn't hop on for a ride!

 

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