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MAESTRI Industrial Symbiosis Library of Case Studies and linked Exchanges Database

Benedetti, M and Holgado Granados, M and Evans, S MAESTRI Industrial Symbiosis Library of Case Studies and linked Exchanges Database. (Unpublished)

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The dataset is a collection of information related to existing Industrial Symbiosis case studies. Data have been gathered from publicly available sources (scientific papers, presentations, white papers, etc.), which are referenced in the dataset, and organised into different categories in order to make them more readable and easily accessible. The dataset is composed of two different and connected sections: a library of case studies and an exchanges database. Within the library of case studies, each case is described according to a precise structure: a brief narrative of the case description is followed by five sections gathering the related tacit knowledge content, which are the results of the tacit knowledge content classification. Triggering and precondition factors are identified to describe the main business challenge that was addressed (the starting point for the search of a solution) and the antecedents that made the symbiotic exchange feasible under the described business context. The main barriers encountered in the specific industrial symbiosis implementation are described, as well as the approach used by the individuals / organizations involved in order to overcome those barriers. Then, the discovery process (the process initiated by the triggering factors and finalized by the realization of the symbiotic exchange) is explained, highlighting the main steps and efforts made by the involved individuals / organizations. This includes the description of role of facilitators, whenever applicable. Each case in the library is identified by a numerical ID, as well as each source (paper, whitepaper, industrial presentation, etc.) used for library population. A combination of these two numerical IDs plus an additional sequential number univocally identifies each exchange described in each case. This numerical identifiers allows to link the library of case studies to the database of exchanges. For each exchange, the industrial sector of the companies involved is identified using the NACE ( code, while the exchanged material is identified using the European Waste Classification (EWC,, the European Classification of Products by Activities (CPA,, and a CAS Registry Number ® ( in case its chemical composition is given. A description of the waste treatment is given wherever applicable, as well as some additional details regarding the synergy (final use of the exchanged flow, availability of flows’ quantities and payment details in the original source, level of completion of the exchange).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Industrial Symbiosis Resource efficiency Circular economy
Divisions: Div E > Production Processes
Div E > Manufacturing Systems
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 20:09
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 01:27