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Analysis Used For The Installation Of An IFMSW Processing Center For Cement Plants In The State Of Hidalgo, Mexico

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WM160111

Volume

202

Pages

13

Page Range

109 - 121

Published

2016

Size

1,660 kb

Author(s)

J. E. Sánchez, J. A. Araiza, M. N. Rojas-Valencia

Abstract

In the last few years, municipal solid waste has become a very important issue in many countries, especially Mexico. Waste has evolved during the last decades as regards both volume and composition, mainly because of population growth, changes in consumption habits and an inefficient management by the local environmental authorities and society itself, leading to negative impacts on several environment areas such as underground and surface waters, air and soil. In order to prevent environmental contamination, it is necessary to install a waste management infrastructure that fulfills standard requirements. This document discloses the analysis conducted to select sites that fulfill standard technical and environmental requirements based on a multi-criteria evaluation of the geographic information systems for installing a processing center for the inorganic fraction of municipal solid waste in the state of Hidalgo. Currently, there are few centers of this type in Mexico and most of them do not comply with these requirements leading thus to inefficiencies.

Keywords

waste management infrastructure, multi-criteria evaluation, geographic information systems, inorganic fraction of waste, state of Hidalgo