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Scientific American 261(3), 144-152. Perez, C. 1983. Structural change and the assimilation of new technologies in the economic and social system. Futures 15(4), 357-375. 21 Industrial Ecology: Definition and Implementation Thomas Graedel Abstract Industrial ecology (IE) is a new ensemble concept in which the interactions between human activities and the environment are systematically analyzed. As applied to industry, IE seeks to optimize the total industrial materials cycle from virgin material to finished product to ultimate disposal of wastes.
He further argues that the developing world cannot replicate the paths of development followed by the industrialized world, and must pursue alternative paths. References Frosch, R. , and N. E. Gallopoulos. 1989. Strategies for manufacturing. Scientific American 261(3), 144-152. Perez, C. 1983. Structural change and the assimilation of new technologies in the economic and social system. Futures 15(4), 357-375. 21 Industrial Ecology: Definition and Implementation Thomas Graedel Abstract Industrial ecology (IE) is a new ensemble concept in which the interactions between human activities and the environment are systematically analyzed.
In adopting the framework of habitability, industrial ecology is borrowing a central concept of global change research and inserting it into pragmatic realms like industrial development and environmental regulation. Persistence and Chemical Toxification Although much less familiar as a global issue than climate modification, toxification of the environment is another chemical path to loss of habitability. Toxification stalks global change research and is gradually achieving greater prominence. Toxification of soils is one concern: Little is known about the extent to which future nutrient imbalances and loadings of metals and chemicals will diminish the yields currently obtained on agricultural land.