Input–Output Models of Industrial Complexes
Industrial complexes are comprised of clusters of industrial plants linked via a supply chain within close geographic proximity. Such complexes may emerge spontaneously or through deliberate planning as industrial parks. These systems when properly planned can optimize resource use and reduce waste and are known as eco-industrial parks. This chapter discusses the use of input–output models for the analysis and optimization of such industrial complexes under various conditions. An illustrative example is discussed here and is supported by LINGO model formulations.
KeywordsIndustrial complex Industrial symbiosis Industrial park
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