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A Handbook of Industrial Ecology

Edited By: Robert U Ayres and Leslie W Ayres

680 pages, Figs, tabs

Edward Elgar

Hardback | May 2002 | #120172 | ISBN: 1840645067
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Industrial ecology is coming of age and this book brings together leading scholars to present a state-of-the-art overview of the subject. Each part of the book comprehensively covers the following issues in a systematic style: the goals and achievements of industrial ecology and the history of the field; methodology, covering the main approaches to analysis and assessment; economics and industrial ecology; industrial ecology at the national/regional level; industrial ecology at the sectoral/materials level; and applications and policy implications. The authors are all experts at the cutting edge of the field and the bibliography alone should prove useful as a comprehensive guide to the literature. This handbook should be a valuable reference for students and scholars working in environmental management, industrial ecology and environmental and ecological studies.


Part 1 Context and history: industrial ecology - goals and definitions, Reid Lifset and Thomas E. Graedel; exploring the history of industrial metabolism, Marina Fischer-Kowalski; the recent history of industrial ecology, Suren Erkman; industrial ecology and cleaner production, Tim Jackson; on industrial ecosystems, Robert U. Ayres; industrial ecology - governance, laws and regulations, Braden R. Allenby; industrial ecology and industrial metabolism - use and misuse of metaphors, Allan Johansson. Part 2 Methodology: material flow analysis, Stefan Bringezu and Yuichi Moriguchi; substance flow analysis (SFA) methodology, Ester van der Voet; physical input-output accounting, Gunter Strassert; process analysis approach to industrial ecology, Urmila Diwekar and Mitchell Small; industrial ecology and life cycle assessment, Helias A. Udo de Haes; impact evaluation in industrial ecology, Bengt Steen. Part 3 Economics and industrial ecology: environmental accounting and material flow analysis, Peter Bartelmus; materials flow analysis (MFA) and economic modelling, Karin Ibenholt; exergy flows in the economy -efficiency and dematerialization, Robert U. Ayres; transmaterialization, Walter C. Labys; dematerialization and rematerialization as two recurring phenomena of industrial ecology, Sabder De Bruyn; optimal resource extraction, Matthias Ruth; industrial ecology and technology policy - Japanese experience, Chihiro Watanabe. Part 4 Industrial ecology at the national/regional level: global biogeochemical cycles, Vaclav Smil; material flow accounts - the United States and the world, Donald G. Rogich and Grecia R. Matos; industrial ecology -analyses for sustainable resource and materials management in Germany and Europe, Stefan Bringezu; material flow analysis and industrial ecology studies in Japan, Yuichi Moriguchi; industrial ecology - an Australian case study, Andria Durney; industrial ecology - United Kingdom, Heinz Schandl and Niels Schulz; industrial symbiosis - the legacy of Kalundborg, John R. Ehrenfeld and Marian R. Chertow. Part 5 Industrial ecology at the sectoral/materials level: material flows due to mining and urbanization, Ian Douglas and Nigel Lawson; long term world metal use - application of industrial ecology in a system-dynamics model, Detlef P. van Vuuren et al; risks of metal flows and accumulation, Jeroen B. Guinee and Ester van der Voet; material constraints on technology evolution - the case of scarce metals and emerging energy technologies, Bjorn A. Andersson and Ingrid Rade; wastes as raw materials, David T. Allen; heavy metals in agrosystems, Simon W. Moolenaar; industrial ecology and automotive systems, Thomas E. Graedel et al; the information industry, Brande R. Allenby. Part 6 Applications and policy implications: industrial ecology and green design, Chris T. Hendrickson et al; industrial ecology and risk analysis, Paul R. Kleindorfer; industrial ecology and spatial planning, Clinton J. Andrews; industrial estates as model eco

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