WIT Press


System Dynamics Models For Planning Long-term Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management In Bandung City

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC130982

Volume

179

Pages

16

Page Range

1153 - 1168

Published

2013

Size

720 kb

Author(s)

N. Rahayu, T. Arai, G. Yudoko & H. Morimoto

Abstract

Nowadays, the problem of waste has become crucial and challenging all over the world. Although the conventional approach in dealing with the problem has been applied in most developing countries, it has been found inappropriate to manage this complicated problem. Recently, an integrated approach was proposed and has been used for managing the problem. Bandung city is one of the big cities in Indonesia and has such waste problems, which are caused by the increase of waste generation, there being no additional landfill sites for disposing of waste, the low priority on solid waste disposal and lack of stakeholders’ awareness. This research aims to propose a simulation model, which is expected to help decision makers (DMs) to plan policies regarding waste management in Bandung city. \“Back-casting analysis” and \“System Dynamics” are used for taking the integrated approach to create a long-term \“Bandung Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan”. The results suggested that waste generation in Bandung city would increase during 2010 and 2035 with the increase of population and economic growth. Several waste treatment facilities would be needed to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. Keywords: back-casting, Bandung, integrated municipal solid waste management, planning, system dynamics.

Keywords

Keywords: back-casting, Bandung, integrated municipal solid waste management, planning, system dynamics.