The impact of resource efficiency improvements on avoiding dissipative losses

Christoph Helbig

University of Augsburg

Fourth year PhD student at the University of Augsburg, Germany. MSc in Physics. Works in the interdisciplinary research group 'Resource Lab' of the University of Augsburg. Research areas are material flow analysis, life cycle systainability assessment, raw material criticality assessment and dissipative losses, mostly on metals and minerals. Member of the Student Board of Representatives of the ISIE.


Material flows are called dissipative when they lead to technologically or economically unrecoverable material stocks. These stocks can have effects that are undesirable for circular economies: they always reduce the total... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Christoph Helbig (University of Augsburg)
  2. Andrea Thorenz (University of Augsburg)
  3. Axel Tuma (University of Augsburg)

Topic Areas

• Socio-economic metabolism and material flow analysis , • Circular economy


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