STOTEN Journal publishes WRF papers

St. Gallen, 10 December 2013 A first collection of selected papers from the WRF 2011 conference has been published as a special section of the STOTEN (Science of the Total Environment) journal. STOTEN is an international journal for publication of original research on the total environment, which includes the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and anthroposphere. The journal has a high impact factor and WRF is very pleased with this new partnership

The selected papers deal with topics like critical materials and dissipative losses, rare earth elements or scare metals like lithium, the end of cheap uranium, the finite resource phosphorus, global resource utilization efficiency, raw materials criticalities, footprint models, clean cycles and final sinks, drivers and barriers for waste prevention, secondary resources in developing economies, renewable energy resources, or urban infrastructure and natural resource flows.

The first selection covers the following 13 papers (the second selection of papers will be published in the beginning of 2014):

Critical materials and dissipative losses: A screening study
(Till Zimmermann, Stefan Gößling-Reisemann)

Uncovering the end uses of the rare earth elements
(Xiaoyue Du, T.E. Graedel)

Sustainable governance of scarce metals: The case of lithium
(Timothy Prior, Patrick A. Wäger, Anna Stamp, Rolf Widmer, Damien Giurco)

The end of cheap uranium
(Michael Dittmar)

Sustainable use of phosphorus: A finite resource
(Roland W. Scholz, Andrea E. Ulrich, Marjatta Eilittä, Amit Roy)

Assessing global resource utilization efficiency in the industrial sector
(Marc A. Rosen)

Towards a dynamic assessment of raw materials criticality: Linking agent-based demand — With material flow supply modelling approaches
(Christof Knoeri, Patrick A. Wäger, Anna Stamp, Hans-Joerg Althaus, Marcel Weil)

A Footprint Family extended MRIO model to support Europe’s transition to a One Planet Economy
(Alessandro Galli, Jan Weinzettel, Gemma Cranston, Ertug Ercin)

Sustainable resource use requires “clean cycles” and safe “final sinks”
(Ulrich Kral, Katharina Kellner, Paul H. Brunner)

Eco-innovations for waste prevention — Best practices, drivers and barriers
(Henning Wilts, Günter Dehoust, Dirk Jepsen, Florian Knappe)

Secondary resources and recycling in developing economies
(Lakshmi Raghupathy, Ashish Chaturvedi)

Effective management of combined renewable energy resources in Tajikistan
(Khasan S. Karimov, Khakim M. Akhmedov, Muhammad Abid, Georgiy N. Petrov)

Urban infrastructure and natural resource flows: Evidence from Cape Town
(Katherine Hyman)

Please find an excerpt of all published papers as well as the editorial here.

The full papers can be downloaded at the following link (no. 82 -95):