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Greenhouse gases in the metallurgical industries policies, abatement and treatment : proceedings of the International Symposium on Greenhouse Gases in the Metallurgical Industries : policies, abatement and treatment by International Symposium on Greenhouse Gases in the Metallurgical Industries (2001 Toronto, Ont.)

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Published by Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum in Montréal, Qué .
Written in English


  • Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric -- Congresses,
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation

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Statementeditor, C.A. Pickles.
ContributionsPickles, Christopher Adrian, 1954-, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum., Conference of Metallurgists (40th : 2001 : Toronto, Ont.)
LC ClassificationsTD"888"M4"I57"2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 443 p. :
Number of Pages443
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21661591M
ISBN 101894475151

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