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Industrial ecology : towards closing the materials cycle

Author: Robert U Ayres; Leslie Ayres
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Brookfield, Vt., US : E. Elgar, ©1996.
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Industrial Ecology is perhaps the first serious attempt to go beyond general statements regarding the desirability of 'clean technology' and to assess realistically and quantitatively the range of practicable possibilities for reducing materials extraction, consumption and waste. This major new book examines strategic options for reducing wastes and pollution and increasing the productivity of materials. Using an
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert U Ayres; Leslie Ayres
ISBN: 1858983975 9781858983974
OCLC Number: 34617725
Description: xxv, 379 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: materials perspective --
2. Resource perspective --
3. Alumina, aluminum and gallium --
4. Copper, cobalt, silver and arsenic --
5. Chromium sources, uses and losses --
6. Zinc and cadmium --
7. Sulfur and sulfuric acid --
8. Phosphorus, fluorine and gypsum --
9. Nitrogen-based chemicals --
10. The chlor-alkali sector --
11. Electronic grade silicon (EGS) for semiconductors / Paolo Frankl, Howard Lee and Nichole Wolfgang --
12. Post-consumer packaging wastes --
13. Scrap tires / Paul M. Weaver --
14. Coal ash: sources and possible uses --
15. On industrial ecosystems --
16. Summary and conclusions --
Appendix A. Production and consumption data --
Appendix B. Data sources for the study --
Index of individual chemicals and chemical compounds.
Responsibility: Robert U. Ayres and Leslie W. Ayres ; with contributions by Paolo Frankl [and others].
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