Solid waste management: a test of alternative strategies using optimization techniques

M. Greenberg, J. Caruana, B. Krugman

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to determine how residential solid waste has been and could be disposed of or reused in metropolitan regions. By means of optimization techniques, the authors examine the economic efficiency of landfilling, energy and materials recovery, and waste transportation technologies at centralized and dispersed sites. The results indicate that dry fuel technology is the most efficient system for the near future. Pyrolysis, incineration, and landfilling are less efficient systems in metropolitan regions which are running out of inexpensive landfill space. Northern New Yersey is used as a case study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)587-597
Number of pages11
JournalENVIRONM.PLANNING A
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)

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