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Title: Location of an Additional Landfill Site in Five Sub-Metros of the Kumasi Metropolis
Authors: Amoah, Mensah Samuel
Issue Date: 8-Nov-2013
Abstract: A lot of studies and research have been done on location of landfill sites, fire stations, hospitals, ambulance and other such essential public facilities since their services have become an essential part of man’s daily life. The services they provide do come in handy to the beneficiaries when the need arise. Several methods have been used to solve these location problems. This thesis considers the problem of locating an additional landfill site (obnoxious facility) as a p-center problem under the condition that an existing facility is already located in the Kumasi Metropolis. The Berman and Drezner (2008) was used to locate a landfill site in five sub metros put together as a network to form 56 nodes of the Kumasi Metropolis which had one existing facility. Eight sites, namely Buokrom, Sepetimpo, Duase, Asabi, Asokore Mampong, Pakoso, Aperade and Manhyia were determined by the method. Factor rating analysis was used to select Asokore Mampong and the farthest distance travelled to the landfill site at the new location (Asokore Mampong) was determined to be 17km. The facility would serve the residents of these sub metros effectively if they are sited at the place indicated.  
Description: A thesis Submitted to the Department of Mathematics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology In Partial Fulfilment of the Requirement for the Degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Industrial Mathematics Institute of Distance Learning.November,2013
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5479
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