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eMergy: A holistic paradigm for sustainability
Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 343 (2015) no. 1, pp. 13-17.

The aim of this paper is to present a new approach for evaluating the sustainability by crossing two scientific barriers within the concept of eMergy. The emergy analysis of steady-state complex systems presents the first barrier. As the second barrier, the emergy analysis of recycling process can be identified.

Le but de cet article est de solutionner deux difficultés scientifiques du concept d'éMergie, une mesure utilisée dans le cadre du développement durable. Reformuler les règles de calcul de l'analyse émergétique sur des systèmes complexes en régime permanent résout la première difficulté. Introduire des retards dans le cas du recyclage est une réponse à la seconde difficulté.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.crme.2014.09.007
Keywords: Embodied energy, Recycling, Max-plus algebra, Complex systems, Sustainability, Path-finding problem
Mot clés : Empreinte énergétique, Recyclage, Mathématiques tropicales, Systèmes complexes, Développement durable, Recherche de chemin

Olivier Le Corre 1; Laurent Truffet 2

1 Département “Systèmes énergétiques et Environnement”, 4, rue Alfred-Kastler, BP 20722, 44307 Nantes cedez 3, France
2 Département “Automatique et Productique”, 4, rue Alfred-Kastler, BP 20722, 44307 Nantes cedez 3, France
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Olivier Le Corre; Laurent Truffet. eMergy: A holistic paradigm for sustainability. Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 343 (2015) no. 1, pp. 13-17. doi : 10.1016/j.crme.2014.09.007. https://comptes-rendus.academie-sciences.fr/mecanique/articles/10.1016/j.crme.2014.09.007/

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