Journal article

Reliability analysis for multiple-stage solid waste management systems

Cheng Cheng, Rui Zhu, Russell G Thompson, Lihai Zhang

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

Abstract

Solid waste management (SWM) is a key issue for sustainable development and environment protection, and waste collection and transportation (WCT) is one of the most important steps in managing solid waste. A well-designed SWM system with optimised location and capacity of waste transfer stations (WTSs) and final disposal facilities (FDFs) plays a critical role in waste management. However, uncertainties are inevitable in a general SWM system, which could involve in any stage of the waste management. In this paper, we propose to use the reliability analysis method to manage the uncertainties for the multiple-stage SWM system. Furthermore, an optimisation model is developed to maximise the rel..

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