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Title: Optimal routing of solid waste collection trucks: A review of methods
Authors: Sulemana, Alhassan
Donkor, Emmanuel A.
Forkuo, Eric K.
Oduro-Kwarteng, Sampson
Issue Date: 9-Oct-2018
Publisher: Hindawi
Abstract: This paper reviews the effect of applying optimization methods on the collection process of solid waste, with particular interest in mathematical programming and geographic information system approaches in developing countries. Mathematical programming approaches maximize or minimize an objective function for improvement in procedure, to ensure operational efficiency and also serve as decision support tools. They however provide partial solutions when implemented in reality and cannot fully handle road network constraints. Geographic information system approaches allow processing of additional considerations, often ignored in other methods, such as the street network modeling. Incorporating environmental pollution consideration is very challenging in this approach, the vehicle routing problem solver encountering limits for large data. For enhanced efficiency of the vehicle routing systems, studies should further focus on incorporating all network constraints, environmental pollution considerations, and impact of land use changes on routing
Description: An article published by Hindawi and also available at https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/4586376
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12832
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