Reliable Approach for Management and Disposal of Electric Lamps for Pune Region of Maharashtra State

  • Sagar Mukundrao GawandeEmail author
  • Ganesh E. Kondhalkar
  • Sunil B. Thakare
  • Shailesh S. Hajare
Conference paper


The most important environmental and health risk from electric lamp is due to unscientific disposal which relates to release of mercury. Any breakage or damage to these lamps will result in potential exposure to mercury vapor and powder. The heat and air movement will increase mobility of the mercury vapor as well as of the powder. The electric lamps are comes in various shapes and sizes. Standard straight lamps normally enclose with the 5 mg to 10 mg of mercury whereas high intensity discharge lamps contain around 30 mg.

The unscientific disposal of electric lamps will lead to reciprocate mercury level in surrounding environment. The toxicity from mercury reaches the human body due to consumption of water and food which contains mercury which leads to neurological disorder when it accumulates in brain and kidneys. On the other hand physiologically it hampers the normal working of human brain and mental instability. The main objective of this paper is to design and develop a low cost semi automated reliable disposal mechanism using Internet of Things for sustainable environment.

Corresponding Author and co authors are actively involved in collection and disposal of electric bulbs. They are trained and motivate the students and stakeholders to safe handling and disposal trashed bulbs. They often demonstrate the toxic effects of unscientific disposal of the electric waste in Pune region of Maharashtra.


Electric lamp Collection Scientific disposal Internet of Things Recovery of metals 



Corresponding author is thankful to Dr. Sunil Bhimrao Thakare the Principal of the engineering institute for his continuous motivation and guidance to take initiative to address the contamination of land and water sources by disposals of domestic and vehicular lights and his encouragement to develop systematic disposal system these lamps in Pune Region.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sagar Mukundrao Gawande
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ganesh E. Kondhalkar
    • 2
  • Sunil B. Thakare
    • 3
  • Shailesh S. Hajare
    • 4
  1. 1.Civil–Environmental EngineeringAnantrao Pawar College of Engineering and ResearchPuneIndia
  2. 2.Mechanical EngineeringAnantrao Pawar College of Engineering and ResearchPuneIndia
  3. 3.Anantrao Pawar College of Engineering and ResearchPuneIndia
  4. 4.E&TCAnantrao Pawar College of Engineering and ResearchPuneIndia

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