Resource Optimization Initiative
     
 
About Industrial Ecology
Concept
Diagnostic Tools
System View
Material Flow Analysis or Resource Flow Analysis (MFA or RFA)
Why the Name "Industrial Ecology"
A Short History of Industrial Ecology
Resource Utilization Map
The Kalundborg Example
Substance Flow Analysis
The Industrial Ecology Agenda
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Why Developing Countries
A Few Typical Strategy Options
How can these Concepts be used?
Who can benefit from Industrial Ecology
 
   
   
     
  Diagnostic Tools

 
 

The first step in recommending sustainable strategies for optimal utilization of resources is to measure the current flow of resources through a socio-economic system. These flows can be examined using different diagnostic tools of industrial ecology.

Some of industrial ecology’s tools are:

•  Material Flow Analysis or Resource Flow Analysis (MFA or RFA)
•  Resource Utilization Map
•  Substance Flow Analysis
•  Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

 
   
 
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