Accounting for Resources, 1: Economy-Wide Applications of Mass-Balance Principles to Materials and Waste

Accounting for Resources, 1: Economy-Wide Applications of Mass-Balance Principles to Materials and Waste

by Robert U. Ayres, Leslie W. Ayres
     
 

ISBN-10: 1858986400

ISBN-13: 9781858986401

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

This innovative book presents new research on the increasingly important need to account for the use of resources, and the dispersion of waste materials. It considers resource accounting both at the process level and at the materials level, and in addition offers policy suggestions for waste and resource accounting. Accounting for Resources, I will be welcomed by…  See more details below

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This innovative book presents new research on the increasingly important need to account for the use of resources, and the dispersion of waste materials. It considers resource accounting both at the process level and at the materials level, and in addition offers policy suggestions for waste and resource accounting. Accounting for Resources, I will be welcomed by environmental managers and scientists, economists, practitioners and government policy makers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858986401
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
245
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Foreword: Accounting for risk
Preface: Why quantify?
1Background: Industrial metabolism and materials flow analysis (MFA)1
2Agricultural industries24
3Forest industries54
4Extractive materials: Fuels67
5Extractive materials: Minerals and metals88
6Chemical industry material flows and wastes: Inorganic chemicals117
7Chemical industry material flows and wastes: Organic chemicals154
8Lost mass, wastes and toxic or hazardous emissions176
9Counting with dollars: From mass flow to input-output197
References227
Index237

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