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A Model and Algorithm for Solving the Landfill Siting Problem in Large Areas

  • Mariano GalloEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 217)

Abstract

In this paper we study the problem of siting landfills over large geographical areas. An optimisation problem is formulated and solved with a heuristic algorithm. The formulation of the problem explicitly considers economic compensation for the population of areas affected by the landfill. The approach is used to solve the problem in the real-scale case of the southern Italian region of Campania, with 551 possible sites. The proposed methodology is able to solve the problem with acceptable computing times.

Keywords

Landfills Location problems Waste management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di IngegneriaUniversità del SannioBeneventoItaly

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