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Biocomplex Dimensions Of Industrial Ecology: Sectoral Trade-offs On Selecting Alternatives To Lead (Pb) In Electronics

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030231

Volume

67

Pages

14

Published

2003

Size

871.14 kb

Author(s)

O.A. Ogunseitan, J.M. Schoenung, A.A. Shapiro, J.-D.M. Saphores, A.K. Bhuie & A.W. Stein

Abstract

Biocomplex dimensions of industrial ecology: sectoral trade-offs on selecting alternatives to lead (Pb) in electronics O.A. ~~unseitan', J.M. schoenung2, A. A. shapiro3, J-D. M. saphores4, A. K. ~huie', and A. W. stein1. ' ~ e ~ a r t m e n t of Environmental Analysis & Design, University of California, Iwine ' ~ e ~ t . of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, UC-Davis 3 ~ e t Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technologv, Pasadena ' ~ e ~ t . of Planning, Policy & Design, UCI. Abstract Engineering and economic considerations are typical driving forces behind the selection of specific chemicals used to manufacture consumer products. Only recently have post-consumer environmental impacts become part of the considerations during the initial phases of sustainable product design. Therefore, reactive rather than proactive strategies have dominated the consideration of environmental and health issues in this context. This study draws fiom case histories of Pb use in industrial sect

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