Search for dissertations about: "material flow analysis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 250 swedish dissertations containing the words material flow analysis.

  1. 1. Flow-oriented studies for environmental management by local authorities : experiences from a regional substance flow analysis

    Author : Annica Lindqvist-Östblom; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : flow-oriented studies; material flow analysis; substance flow analysis; interpretation; local authorities; regional authorities; environmental management; cadmium; sewage;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on the issue of how to perform flow-oriented studies in order to become more useful for and adapted to local/regional authorities. Compared to traditional environmental monitoring and measurement of the state of the environment, flow-oriented studies are an attempt to broaden the approach to environmental concerns. READ MORE

  2. 2. Material metabolism of residential buildings in Sweden: Material intensity database, stocks and flows, and spatial analysis

    Author : Paul Gontia; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; HUMANIORA; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; HUMANITIES; clustering algorithms; single-family buildings; bottom-up modeling; residential buildings; human settlements; spatial analysis; multi-family buildings; material flow accounting; construction materials; material intensity database; material stock; urban stock; built environment; anthropogenic metabolism;

    Abstract : Construction materials are used for the expansion and maintenance of the built environment. In the last century, construction material stock has increased globally 23-fold. READ MORE

  3. 3. Data uncertinties in material flow analysis.Local case study and literature survey

    Author : Lena Danius; KTH; []
    Keywords : data uncertainies; sensitivity analysis; material flow analysis; MFA; method to determine data uncertainties; case study; ComBox model; nitrogen flows;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to discuss and analyse the influenceof data uncertainties with regard to the reliability of materialflow analysis (MFA) studies. MFA, as a part of environmentalsystems analysis, is a method belonging to the research field ofindustrial ecology and more specifically industrial metabolism. READ MORE

  4. 4. Towards a systematic approach for technology assessment by combining material flow analysis, life cycle assessment and life cycle costing

    Author : Getachew Assefa; KTH; []
    Keywords : technology assessment; material flow analysis; substance flow analysis; life cycle assessment; life cycle costing; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIKVETENSKAP;

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  5. 5. Managing the flows? Furthering a socio-material flow methodology for industrial ecology

    Author : Mathias Lindkvist; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; industrial ecology; actor-network-theory ANT ; methodology; action nets; socio-material; field studies; conceptualisation; material flow; review; life cycle assessment LCA ;

    Abstract : This dissertation defends the thesis that application of the socio-material methodology that I present can assist environmentally more effective decision-making. The methodology provides a recipe for a systematic and accurate understanding of how human actions determine environmental impacts via material (tangible) flows. READ MORE