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Title: Multi-criteria GIS-based siting of transfer station for municipal solid waste: The case of Kumasi Metropolitan Area, Ghana
Authors: Bosompem, Christian
Stemn, Eric
Fei-Baffoe, Bernard
Keywords: Municipal solid waste
Waste transfer station
Multi-criteria decision analysis
GIS
Waste management system
Selection criteria
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Waste Management & Research
Citation: Waste Management & Research 2016, Vol. 34(10) 1054– 1063; DOI: 10.1177/0734242X16658363
Abstract: The increase in the quantity of municipal solid waste generated as a result of population growth in most urban areas has resulted in the difficulty of locating suitable land areas to be used as landfills. To curb this, waste transfer stations are used. The Kumasi Metropolitan Area, even though it has an engineered landfill, is faced with the problem of waste collection from the generation centres to the final disposal site. Thus in this study, multi-criteria decision analysis incorporated into a geographic information system was used to determine potential waste transfer station sites. The key result established 11 sites located within six different sub-metros. This result can be used by decision makers for site selection of the waste transfer stations after taking into account other relevant ecological and economic factors.
Description: An article published by Waste Management & Research 2016, Vol. 34(10) 1054– 1063; DOI: 10.1177/0734242X16658363
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11551
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