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Modular Approach to Material Flow Analysis

EasyChair Preprint no. 5462

4 pagesDate: May 4, 2021


The material flow analysis makes it possible to obtain "reconciled" use-supply tables from "raw" use-supply tables, i.e. incomplete, uncertain and inconsistent. It can be used to model existing socio-technical systems. However, this framework can also be used to study systems that are modelled but do not exist and whose plausibility we want to question, which we call socio-technical alternatives. To model these alternatives, we will build modules, i.e. functions that output the data that is then reconciled. The input variables of these functions, called indicators, and their combination to obtain data, give a quantitative description of the alternative. This quantitative description can be checked and thus the plausibility of an alternative can be judged with the reconciliation of the data.

Keyphrases: Material Flow Analysis, socio-technical alternatives, use-supply tables

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Olivier Mauviel and Jean-Yves Courtonne and Guillaume Mandil and Peter Sturm},
  title = {Modular Approach to Material Flow Analysis},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 5462},

  year = {EasyChair, 2021}}
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