A Handbook of Industrial Ecology

A Handbook of Industrial Ecology

By: Robert U. Ayres (editor), Leslie W. Ayres (editor)Hardback

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Industrial ecology is coming of age and this superb book brings together leading scholars to present a state-of-the-art overviews 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 * applications and policy implications. The authors are all experts at the cutting edge of the field and the bibliography alone will prove useful as a comprehensive guide to the literature. This outstanding handbook will be an indispensable reference for students and scholars working in environmental management, industrial ecology and environmental and ecological studies.

About Author

Edited by Robert U. Ayres, Novartis Professor (Emeritus) of Management and the Environment, INSEAD, France and Institute Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria and Leslie W. Ayres, Research Associate, Centre for Management of Environmental Resources at the European Business School, INSEAD, France


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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  • ISBN13: 9781840645064
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 704
  • ID: 9781840645064
  • ISBN10: 1840645067

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