Environmental optimization in fractionating industrial wastes using cost-benefit analysis
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
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.
|Research areas and keywords||
Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Resources, Conservation & Recycling|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
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2005, Department of Construction and Architecture, Lund Institute of Technology. 206 p.
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis (compilation)