WIT Press


PRUS A DSS For Multicriteria Integrated Solid Waste Management

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ENV000211

Volume

41

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,128 kb

Author(s)

G. Maria Bazzani

Abstract

The paper focuses, in a non technical way, on a Decision Support System (DSS) called PRUS designed to deal with the integrated solid waste management planning at regional level. Urban waste management nowadays integrates environmental, economic and social aspects, therefore a multicriteria approach is needed to define appropriate strategies. PRUS visualises the waste plan as an integrated system of recollection, transportation, recovery and disposal activities. The DSS integrates a multi-objective dynamic mixed integer linear programming with an ad hoc interface. The model is characterized by a high flexibility and therefore can be used to simulate different scenarios; the user can modify the constraints and vary the parameters through ad hoc dialog-windows. The main aspects that can be studied in space and time are:

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