Analysis of Material Metabolism for Ningdong Energy(Coal) and Coal Chemical Base
Material flow analysis (MFA) has become a useful tool fo to analyze the metabolism of social systems. This paper proposes to use the indicators derived from MFA, complemented with water and energy indicators, to analyze the efficiency and the materialization ranks of Ningdong energy(coal) and coal chemical base (China). The companies in the base have many opportunities to improve on these aspects and the indicators can measure and reflect their evolution. In addition, the results show the importance that some flows such as water inputs which often are omitted, can have in some study cases.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
J. Zhi et al., "Analysis of Material Metabolism for Ningdong Energy(Coal) and Coal Chemical Base", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 71-78, pp. 2132-2135, 2011