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Environmental optimization in fractionating industrial wastes using cost-benefit analysis

Stenis, Jan LU (2004) In Resources, Conservation & Recycling 41(2). p.147-164
Abstract
This paper proposes that industrial waste be regarded, in a business economic sense, as having the same basic status as regular products. A basic mathematical expression for assigning industrial costs to waste is presented. The expression can be employed in conjunction with cost-benefit analysis for estimating the "true" internal costs of industrial waste. In two case studies presented, industrial waste was found to have a substantial negative impact on profits. This is seen as a possibly unavoidable consequence of industrial companies' acting in accordance with the ideal of improving the sustainability and productivity of resource use. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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optimization, integrated industrial waste management, waste fractionating, cost-benefit analysis
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Resources, Conservation & Recycling
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41
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147 - 164
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Elsevier
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0921-3449
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10.1016/j.resconrec.2003.09.005
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {147--164},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Resources, Conservation & Recycling},
  title        = {Environmental optimization in fractionating industrial wastes using cost-benefit analysis},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2003.09.005},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {2004},
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