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Phosphorus pp 81-88 | Cite as

Peak Phosphorus

  • Mikhail Butusov
  • Arne Jernelöv
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL, volume 9)

Abstract

The expression “Peak Phosphorus” stems from the earlier works of M.K. Hubbert, a geophysicist from Shell Oil, who already in the 1960s correctly predicted that oil production in the USA would reach its peak before 2000. Further on, his method was applied to forecasting of the exhaustion time of the global oil reserves as well as gas, coal, uranium, and, which is the most interesting for us, phosphorus.

Keywords

Phosphate Rock Depletion Curve Exhaustion Time Limited Reserve Phosphate Rock Mining 
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© Mikhail Butusov 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikhail Butusov
    • 1
  • Arne Jernelöv
    • 2
  1. 1.The International Center for Advanced and Comparative EU-Russia ResearchViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute for Futures StudiesStockholmSweden

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