2017-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2017 Volume 9. Iron and Steel, Metals and Alloys

Editors:Kongoli F, Conejo A, Gomez-Marroquin MC
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2017
Pages:242 pages
ISBN:978-1-987820-77-5
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    The Approach of Industrial Ecology for Long Term Solutions for Industrial Wastes

    Paulo Von Kruger1;
    1MVK CONSULTORIA E TREINAMENTO, Belo Horizonte, Brazil;
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 46
    Topic: 2

    Abstract:

    Waste generation is an unavoidable consequence of any industrial process.
    Generally speaking, it can be said that the many of the adopted solutions aims only the attending of regulatory constraints from official agencies. Normally, when these solutions result in economic benefits, it is not more than a coincidence. This comes from the misconception that wastes are unrecoverable losses and those who generate it are villains that must be permanently watched.
    Industrial Ecology seeks to emulate mature ecological systems in order to reduce environmental impacts through maximized efficiency of energy and resource inputs and the minimization of unutilized waste. Through these initiatives, industry has found ways to increase efficiency and turn waste into useful products.
    In this paper, this approach is proposed.
    For illustrating purposes, a case study is presented where an integrated steel plant is considered as the core of an industrial complex. In it, wastes are considered as raw materials/products whose properties and potential end uses will be the guidelines for the election of the kind of the future industries, that will constitute the future Industrial Ecology Complex.
    As will be shown, the main goal is towards the zero waste generation from the Complex.

    Keywords:

    Emissions; Recovery; Recycling; Sustainability; Waste;

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    Von Kruger P. (2017). The Approach of Industrial Ecology for Long Term Solutions for Industrial Wastes. In Kongoli F, Conejo A, Gomez-Marroquin MC (Eds.), Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2017 Volume 9. Iron and Steel, Metals and Alloys (pp. 149-150). Montreal, Canada: FLOGEN Star Outreach