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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Michael Schick (2018): Analyse von Stoffströmen und Werkstofftechnologien in Europa und Österreich.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Holztechnologie und Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 85. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
About 9 million tons of wood are harvested in Austria each year. In the same time al-most the same quantity of crude oil is processed at the refinery Schwechat owned by OMV. Besides iron ore, the European Union melts about 90 million tons of iron scrap in order to make this metal reusable again. The dimension of the EU- glass production (100 mt) is comparable regarding this quantity. In the year 1993 the primary produc-tion of aluminium was stopped in Austria, whereas the EU still processes about 6 megatons of aluminium oxide a year to primary aluminium. In order to make comparisons and further findings well presentable, the following work addresses the thematic of the material flows concerning wood, steel, cement, plastic, aluminium and glass regarding their production technologies. The data was primarily gathered by researching various sector reports, publications from Statistik Austria, scientific publications, specific handbooks, Eurostat and business reports of single sector associations. The results are illustrated in 12 Sankey diagrams, which show the technologies of each material flow in Austria as well as in the EU. These find-ings allow comparisons of the specific production technologies based on the flow of materials. Nevertheless the different sectors are analysed concerning their significance within Austria and in the EU with regard to their global position. The aim is to enhance the transparency of the operations of these industries and generate a graphical representation thus making it more accessible for the reader.

Beurteilende(r): Teischinger Alfred

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