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Accounting for Resources, 2 - The Life Cycle of Materials (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,865
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Accounting for Resources, 2 - The Life Cycle of Materials (Hardcover): Robert U. Ayres, Leslie W. Ayres

Accounting for Resources, 2 - The Life Cycle of Materials (Hardcover)

Robert U. Ayres, Leslie W. Ayres

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Loot Price R2,865 Discovery Miles 28 650 | Repayment Terms: R266 pm x 12*

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This companion to Accounting for Resources, 1 tracks the life cycle of specific elements, such as chlorine and heavy metals, in order to estimate the generation and dissipative losses of material wastes. The book begins with a succinct review of the life-cycle analysis methodology and evaluates some of its weaknesses in estimating the generation of waste. The authors propose a new quantitative measure of the potential for environmental harm of waste materials. They include case studies to add weight to their proposal. Four horizontal life-cycle case studies are included; one for chlorine and chlorine chemicals; one for mercury; one for arsenic and cadmium; and the other for copper, lead and zinc. The book also includes a longitudinal study of heavy metals use and dissipation, during the period 1880-1980 with reference to the Hudson-Raritan basin. The book concludes with an overview, including some recommendations for future research and for policy changes with respect to governmental statistical data collection and organization.

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