A Handbook of Industrial Ecology

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"Industrial ecology" (IE) is industrial because it focuses on product design and manufacturing. It is ecological because adherents seek to model industrial activity on nonhuman ecosystems, those efficient processors of materials with no waste. In the Kalundborg, Denmark industrial district, for example, completely different industries exchange and reuse what can no longer be deemed "waste." Secondly, IE is ecological because it considers industry's impact on ecosystems, their ability to handle industrial impact. While technology is looked upon as the way to solve environmental problems, not as perpetrator of them, IE does look to reducing resource consumption, especially of the carbon-based variety. Forty-six reprinted articles presented here fall within these categories: context and history, methodology, economics and industrial ecology, industrial ecology at the national/regional level and at the sectoral/materials level, and applications and policy implications. Contributors constitute an international assemblage whose provenance is both the private sector and the ivory tower. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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1 Industrial ecology: goals and definitions 3
2 Exploring the history of industrial metabolism 16
3 The recent history of industrial ecology 27
4 Industrial ecology and cleaner production 36
5 On industrial ecosystems 44
6 Industrial ecology: governance, laws and regulations 60
7 Industrial ecology and industrial metabolism: use and misuse of metaphors 70
8 Material flow analysis 79
9 Substance flow analysis methodology 91
10 Physical input-output accounting 102
11 Process analysis approach to industrial ecology 114
12 Industrial ecology and life cycle assessment 138
13 Impact evaluation in industrial ecology 149
14 Environmental accounting and material flow analysis 165
15 Materials flow analysis and economic modeling 177
16 Exergy flows in the economy: efficiency and dematerialization 185
17 Transmaterialization 202
18 Dematerialization and rematerialization as two recurring phenomena of industrial ecology 209
19 Optimal resource extraction 223
20 Industrial ecology and technology policy: the Japanese experience 232
21 Global biogeochemical cycles 249
22 Material flow accounts: the USA and the world 260
23 Industrial ecology: analyses for sustainable resource and materials management in Germany and Europe 288
24 Material flow analysis and industrial ecology studies in Japan 301
25 Industrial ecology: an Australian case study 311
26 Industrial ecology: the UK 323
27 Industrial symbiosis: the legacy of Kalundborg 334
28 Material flows due to mining and urbanization 351
29 Long-term world metal use: application of industrial ecology in a system dynamics model 365
30 Risks of metal flows and accumulation 382
31 Material constraints on technology evolution: the case of scarce metals and emerging energy technologies 391
32 Wastes as raw materials 405
33 Heavy metals in agrosystems 421
34 Industrial ecology and automotive systems 432
35 The information industry 445
36 Industrial ecology and green design 457
37 Industrial ecology and risk analysis 467
38 Industrial ecology and spatial planning 476
39 Industrial estates as model ecosystems 488
40 Closed-loop supply chains 497
41 Remanufacturing cases and state of the art 510
42 Industrial ecology and extended producer responsibility 521
43 Life cycle assessment as a management tool 530
44 Municipal solid waste management 542
45 Industrial ecology and integrated assessment: an integrated modeling approach for climate change 554
46 Earth systems engineering and management 566
References 572
Index 645
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