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Urban Phosphorus Metabolism through Food Consumption: The Case of China

Li, Gui-Lin; Bai, Xuemei; Yu, Shen; Zhang, Hua; Zhu, Yong-Guan


Urbanization has significant impacts on local, regional, and global biogeochemical cycles, including through nutrient enrichment by food consumption, and especially in rapidly urbanizing countries. This article presents a time-series estimation of phosphorus (P) metabolism through food consumption in Chinese cities and examines its relationship to income level during the period 1985-2006. Our results show that approximately 39% of the total dietary P inflow is exported through direct sewage...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Industrial Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2011.00402.x


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