Urban solid waste collection system using mathematical modelling and tools of geographic information systems

Claudia Andrea Arribas, Carola Alejandra Blazquez, Alejandro Lamas

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Resumen

A poorly designed urban solid waste collection system has an enormous impact on labour, operational and transport costs, and on society in general due to road contamination and negative effects on public health and the environment. This study proposes a methodology for designing an urban solid waste collection system. This methodology uses combinatorial optimisation and integer programing, and GIS tools to minimise collection time, and operational and transport costs while enhancing the current solid waste collection system. This methodology establishes feasible collection routes, determines an adequate vehicle fleet size and presents a comparative cost and sensitivity analysis of the results. The implementation of this methodology in a study case of a zone in Santiago yields significant cost savings in the total collection system.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)355-363
Número de páginas9
PublicaciónWaste Management and Research
Volumen28
N.º4
DOI
EstadoPublicada - abr 2010

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  • Ingeniería ambiental
  • Contaminación

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