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Optimal sequence of landfills in solid waste management

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André García, Francisco Javier y Cerdá Tena, Emilio (2001) Optimal sequence of landfills in solid waste management. Optimal Control Applications and Methods, 22 (5-6). pp. 205-229. ISSN 0143-2087

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Given that landfills are depletable and replaceable resources, the right approach, when dealing with landfill management, is that of designing an optimal sequence of landfills rather than designing every single landfill separately. In this paper we use Optimal Control models, with mixed elements of both continuous and discrete time problems, to determine an optimal sequence of landfills, as regarding their capacity and lifetime. The resulting optimization problems involve splitting a time horizon of planning into several subintervals, the length of which has to be decided. In each of the subintervals some costs, the amount of which depends on the value of the decision variables, have to be borne. The obtained results may be applied to other economic problems such as private and public investments, consumption decisions on durable goods, etc.


Tipo de documento:Artículo
Palabras clave:Optimal control, Optimal capacity, Landfilling, Recycling.
Materias:Ciencias Sociales > Economía > Economía pública
Ciencias Sociales > Economía > Planificación económica
Ciencias Sociales > Economía > Economía industrial
Código ID:39521
Depositado:21 Oct 2016 08:51
Última Modificación:21 Oct 2016 08:51

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