The Vulnerability Assessment Model and Empirical Analysis of Chinese Urban Mineral Industry

Xue-Song Xu, Sheng-Jie Yang

Ekoloji, 2018, Issue 106, Pages: 281-292, Article No: e106021


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Because of the rapid advance of urbanization in China, a serious contradiction has been aroused between city garbage and environmental protection. “Urban mineral” is an industry and the urbanization process of electronic, metal, rubber, plastic and other waste resources recycling. China has approved to construct 49 Urban Mines industry demonstration bases from 2010 to 2015, which indicated that China’s urban mines industry has been transferred into social circulation patterns process after experiencing a micro-pattern and park-pattern. With the rapidly progress of industrial process, the urban mineral industry presents some features, for example, the coupling of industrial chain is increasingly close, technology integration and innovation accelerate, affecting factors are more complex, and policy response is more sensitive. All these changes have made the research of industry stability more complicated. In this paper, firstly, we divide the urban mineral system into “marketization, supply, recovery, recycling” sub-systems and analyze the industry relationship by using complex system theory. Secondly, we establish a mutation progression model to describe the key factors and indexes of qualitative change. Thirdly, we introduce both-branch fuzzy set as a kissing subordinate function, which expands the space of value selection and be more comprehensive. We conduct an empirical analysis of the statistical data of the Miluo City Minerals Demonstration Base in Hunan Province from 2009 to 2015.


urban minerals, catastrophe progression, risk model, Both-branch fuzzy set, evaluation index


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