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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014. This chapter presents an overview of the mass balance principle and its applications. It is an important tool for quantifying wastes which are produced by economic processes. These wastes are equal in mass to the difference between total raw material inputs to the process and useful material outputs. Products are becoming more complex which results in an increase of input mass and wastes. It is safe to say that nowadays process wastes far exceed the mass of materials that are finally embodied in useful products.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Regional Science
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783642234309
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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