University Campus Solid Waste Management

Combining Life Cycle Assessment and Analytical Hierarchy Process

  • Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei
  • Masoud Aghajani Mir
  • Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi
  • Junaidah Ariffin

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei, Masoud Aghajani Mir, Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi, Junaidah Ariffin
    Pages 1-4
  3. Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei, Masoud Aghajani Mir, Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi, Junaidah Ariffin
    Pages 5-16
  4. Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei, Masoud Aghajani Mir, Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi, Junaidah Ariffin
    Pages 17-27
  5. Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei, Masoud Aghajani Mir, Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi, Junaidah Ariffin
    Pages 29-59
  6. Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei, Masoud Aghajani Mir, Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi, Junaidah Ariffin
    Pages 61-80
  7. Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei, Masoud Aghajani Mir, Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi, Junaidah Ariffin
    Pages 81-91
  8. Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei, Masoud Aghajani Mir, Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi, Junaidah Ariffin
    Pages 93-95
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 97-114

About this book

Introduction

This volume provides a comprehensive method for optimizing solid waste management practices and procedures at college and university campuses through the use of cluster analysis to combine Life Cycle Assessment and Analytical Hierarchy Process. Author Pezhman Taherei uses Malaysia’s University of Malaya as a case study and model, and through this method was able to assess which combination of waste disposal, management, and recycling techniques generate the least environmental impact while retaining the maximum cost savings for the university. A method for analysis of solid waste composition is also proposed.

Higher education institutes generate thousands of tons of solid waste per year. Comprehensive solid waste management programs, which take integrated solid waste management systems into consideration, are one of the greatest challenges to achieving campus sustainability. This system can serve as a guide and blueprint for other universities that are taking steps toward sustainability through improved solid waste management. 

Keywords

Life Cycle Assessment Cluster analysis Analytic Hierarchy Process Campus Sustainability Environmental decision-making Solid waste composition analysis College Campus

Authors and affiliations

  • Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei
    • 1
  • Masoud Aghajani Mir
    • 2
  • Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi
    • 3
  • Junaidah Ariffin
    • 4
  1. 1.Young & Elite Researchers Club of Shahr-e-Qods BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Sustainability Informatics Group, Sustainable Science ClusterUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of Civil Engineering, Engineering & Management of Water ResourcesShahr-e-Qods Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityTehranIran
  4. 4.Faculty of EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi MaraShah AlamMalaysia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43228-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43227-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43228-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5547
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5555
  • About this book