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Heavy Metals: A Problem Solved? : Methods and Models to Evaluate Policy Strategies for Heavy Metals - Ester van der Voet

Heavy Metals: A Problem Solved?

Methods and Models to Evaluate Policy Strategies for Heavy Metals

By: Ester van der Voet (Editor), Jeroen B. Guinee (Editor), Helias A. Udo de Haes (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th February 2000
ISBN: 9780792361923
Number Of Pages: 244

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Most publications on heavy metals and the environment have focused on environmental pathways and risks. The present book establishes a link between the environmental risks of heavy metals and the societal causes of the risks. Economic models, substance flow models and environmental fate and risk assessment models have been integrated into a single analytical framework that has been used to trace and understand the routes by which four heavy metals enter the economy, through to their final destination in the environment. The long-term impacts of the current metals management regime in the Netherlands have been used as a case study by which to assess the effectiveness of certain policy measures.
Readership: Environmental scientists, especially those practising in the areas of ecological economics, industrial ecology, materials flow accounting and integrated environmental assessment. Environmental policy makers will also find the book an invaluable aid in their deliberations.

Preface
Introduction
General Introduction
Basic concepts and approaches
Models for the Analysis and Management of Heavy Metals in the Netherlands
General modeling issues for economic and substance flow models
FLUX, a tool for substance flow analysis
Economic analysis of Material-Product Chains
Heavy-metal balances of agricultural soils
Dynabox: A dynamic multi-media fate model for the case of heavy metals
Sustainability indicators for the case of heavy metals
Combining SFA and economic models
Applications of the Developed Models
Metals in the Netherlands: application of FLUX, Dynabox and the indicators
Applications of Material-Product Chain analysis
Applications of dynamic balances in agricultural systems
Toward Sustainable Metals Management: Three Scenarios for Copper and Zinc Management in the Netherlands
Introduction
The generation of solutions for the environmental problems related to zinc and copper in the Netherlands
Results of the scenario calculations
Discussion and conclusions
Discussion Conclusions and Recommendations
Summary of results
Conclusions
Recommendations
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ISBN: 9780792361923
ISBN-10: 079236192X
Series: Environment & Policy
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 29th February 2000
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.54

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