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Development and validation of a dynamic material flow analysis model for French copper cycle

Bonnin, Marie and Azzaro-Pantel, Catherine and Pibouleau, Luc and Domenech, Serge and Villeneuve, Jacques Development and validation of a dynamic material flow analysis model for French copper cycle. (2013) Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 91 (8). 1390-1402. ISSN 0263-8762

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cherd.2013.03.016


This study performs a quantitative description of the copper life cycle at the scale of France from 2000 to 2009 with special focus on waste streams. The approach is based on substance flow analysis and includes data reconciliation. The model takes into account the relationships between economic system, resource consumption, product manufacturing, waste generation and pollution, thus broadening the traditional scope of process systems engineering. The more important results concern waste management since France exports most of its collected copper wastes because there is no industry for recycling low-grade scrap. The paper shows the interest of using substance flow analysis methodology coupled with data reconciliation to obtain a precise cartography of a substance flow inside a large area. Indeed, statistic data from institutional organisms and industries may vary from one source to the other, and the utilization of the redundancy of information is an efficient tool for obtaining more precise data. Moreover, the dynamic analysis allows modelling the stock evolution with more accuracy than in previous studies. Finally, theresults are compared with existing values for other countries or continents, and some perspectives concerning theuse of copper in France are given.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF can be found at Chemical Engineering Research and Design https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263876213001068?via%3Dihub
HAL Id:hal-02618414
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières - BRGM (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:16 Oct 2013 14:15

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