Search for dissertations about: "scarce metals"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 18 swedish dissertations containing the words scarce metals.

  1. 1. Towards recycling of scarce metals from complex products

    Author : Magnus Andersson; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; material flow analysis; Recycling; waste electrical and electronic equipment; scarce metal; end-of-life vehicle; WEEE; ELV; technological innovation system;

    Abstract : Cars and electronic equipment have come to depend on materially complex designs and are drawing attention to issues around sustainable materials management. The dependence of these products and other applications on metals that can be considered scarce, has been brought into political and scientific focus. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Specter of Scarcity : Experiencing and Coping with Metal Shortages, 1870-2015

    Author : Hanna Vikström; Per Högselius; Dag Avango; Fjaestad Maja; Ingulstad Mats; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; scarcity; critical metals; Sweden; small countries; strategic metals; metal shortages; history of technology; experiences of scarcity; coping with shortages; technological trends; World War I; resource crisis; construction of resources.; History of Science; Technology and Environment; Historiska studier av teknik; vetenskap och miljö;

    Abstract : In spite of an ever-growing supply of metals, actors have long feared metal shortages. This thesis – departing from an understanding that metals scarcity is not an objective geological fact, but an experience, a fear of a shortage – explores why business and state actors have experienced metals as scarce and how they coped with scarcity from 1870 to 2015. READ MORE

  3. 3. Assessing Mineral Resource Scarcity in a Circular Economy Context

    Author : Hampus André; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; supply risk; criticality assessment; scarce metals; electric and electronic equipment; circular economy; complex products; resource-efficiency; area of protection - natural resources; life cycle assessment; material flow analysis;

    Abstract : Due to humanity’s dependence on metal resources there are growing concerns regarding impacts related to their potential scarcity, both for current and future generations. The vision of a more circular economy suggests that extending the functional use of metals through measures aiming for resource-efficiency (RE) such as increasing technical lifetime, repairing and recycling could reduce mineral resource scarcity. READ MORE

  4. 4. Resource and Environmental Impacts of Resource-Efficiency Measures Applied to Electronic Products

    Author : Hampus André; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; scarce metals; life cycle assessment; resource-efficiency; electronic products; resource depletion; circular economy; metal resource use;

    Abstract : Natural resources such as ecosystems, land, water and metals underpin the functioning of economies and human well-being, and are becoming increasingly scarce due to growth in population and affluence. Metals are increasingly demanded for their specific properties as modern technology develops. READ MORE

  5. 5. Requirement and Availability of Scarce Metals for Fuel-Cell and Battery Electric Vehicles

    Author : Ingrid Råde; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : metal requirement; sustainability; fuel cells; batteries; platinum; metal scarcity; resources; electric vehicles; metal availability; industrial ecology;

    Abstract : Battery and fuel-cell electric vehicles (EVs) are considered as a means to meet some of the environmental and resource challenges of todays road vehicle system. EVs have the potential for zero tailpipe emissions as well as an energy efficiency higher than internal combustion engine vehicles and they can be flexible concerning primary energy source. READ MORE