WIO Analysis

Part of the Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science book series (ECOE, volume 26)

Abstract

This chapter is concerned with application of the WIO model to real data, the basic structure of which was shown in Chapter 5, and the derivation of the WIO cost-price model as well. First, as a real example of WIO table, a WIO table for a small city in northern Japan is shown, which is characterized by ambitious management programs of municipal solid waste (MSW) with a rate of recycling around 70%. Secondly, large scale WIO tables for Japan with 50 to about 400 endogenous sectors with dozens of waste types are introduced, and the results of some applications based on the WIO quantity model are shown. Also dealt with is the issue of adjusting for the imports of waste in WIO, which were not touched upon in Chapter 5. A distinguishing feature of a waste treatment process consists in its dependence on the chemical properties of the incoming waste. The third topic of this chapter deals with the consideration of this “dynamic nature of a waste treatment process” in WIO by use of engineering models. Fourth, the cost and price counterpart of the WIO quantity model, the WIO price model, is derived, and numerical examples are given for its illustration. The contents of this chapter make use of Nakamura [8], Nakamura and Kondo [10,11].

Keywords

Dust Petroleum Sludge Steam Rubber 

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