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Industrial Ecology: Towards Closing the Materials Cycle

By: RU Ayres and LW Ayres

379 pages, Figs, tabs

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Oct 1996 | #53652 | ISBN: 1858983975
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Examines strategic options for reducing wastes and pollution and increasing the productivity of materials using an industrial ecology perspective.


Introduction - material perspective; resource perspective; alumina, aluminium and gallium; copper, cobalt, silver and arsenic; chromium sources, uses and losses; zinc and cadmium; sulfur and sulfuric acid; phosphorus, flourine and gypsum; nitrogen-based chemicals; the chlor-alkali sector; electronic grade silicon (EGS) for semiconductors; post-consumer packaging wastes; scrap tires; coal ash - sources and possible uses; on industrial ecosystems. Appendices: Production and consumption data; data sources for the study.

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