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Tonne per year) and the year to which the information pertains. In addition, FLUX records the uncertainty of the flow. Stocks refer to the amounts of a specified substance in material assets at a particular point in time. Attributes of stocks are the node, the name of the good/material, its magnitude, year and uncertainty. Nodes, flows and stocks can be characterised. g. extraction, production, waste processing). These characteristics and their use in establishing indicators are discussed elsewhere in this book.
Whether initially the stock will increase or decrease depends on the values of k, I and N(O). For t =oo the latter equation results in: [ = kN(oo) = O(oo), which situation is called the steady state. , 1995). Note that it is not necessary to solve the differential equation to find the steady state, since N (oo) = !... k Next to the input we only require a value for k, which can be interpreted as the inverse residence time (lifetime) of a substance in a node. x y as a set of equations by replacing all equations that state an output flow being proportional to a stock of a node by equations that state inputs equal outputs of those nodes.
FLUX supports modelling of substance flow systems, both comparative-static and dynamic. The specification of the models is supported by a network balancing procedure that facilitates the construction of substance flow accounts that better meet the condition of mass balance. More or less simultaneously with the construction of FLUX, data on flows and stocks of the heavy metals lead, cadmium, zinc and copper was entered into the evolving FLUX. , 1991). g. , 1985; Voet, 1996) have focused on individual substances.