Ecological Input-Output Analysis of Material Flows in Industrial Systems
Ecologists have used input-output analysis since the early 1970s to study flows of materials and energy in complex networks. These ecological networks are very similar to material and energy flows in industrial systems, yet the input-output approach developed by ecologists has not been applied to industrial systems. In this paper, an overview of early work to adapt ecological input-output analysis to industrial systems is presented.
KeywordsNetwork Analysis Material Flow Environ Analysis Industrial System Industrial Ecology
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