Journal article

Optimisation of wste clean-up after large-scale disasters

Cheng Cheng, Rui Zhu, Alysson M Costa, Russell George Thompson

Waste Management | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2021


Disaster waste clean-up after large disasters is one of the core activities at the recovery stage of disaster management, which aims to restoring the normal functioning of the disaster affected area. In this paper we considered a waste clean-up system consists of (i) demolition operation, (ii) collection of waste from customer nodes to temporary disaster waste management sites (TDWMSs), (iii) processing at TDWMSs, and (iv) transportation of the waste to final disposal sites in the recovery of disasters. A multi-objective mixed integer programming model is developed to minimise the total clean-up cost and time. Three different approaches are developed to solve the problem, which are tested wi..

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