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Title: Optimal Location of A Landfill Site: Case Study of Sekondi –Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA). Ict, Monrovia - Liberia
Authors: Mensah, Sarah-Lynn
Issue Date: 10-Sep-2013
Abstract: The rise in the urban population of developing countries in these few decades has brought the necessity to develop environmentally sustainable and efficient waste management systems. Sanitary landfill constitutes one of the primary methods of municipal solid waste disposal. Optimized siting has gained considerable importance in order to ensure minimum damage to the environment. Despite an increase in alternative techniques for disposing of waste, landfill site still remains the primary means of waste disposal. This research work seeks to find the optimal location of a landfill site in the Sekondi -Takoradi metropolis. The objective of the study was connecting the landfill site to the optimal routes in the Takoradi metropolis. The problem was formulated as an Integer Programming model and the solution was presented through an ant colony based meta-heuristic for the Travelling Salesman Problem. The data on distances were taken from potential collection points and also Cartesian coordinates of the collection points were collected and used for each sub metro. The optimal solutions were obtained with the aid of a Matlab implementation codes. The Ant Colony results revealed that the best location for an additional landfill site is Apremedo with a route length of a 133.35miles.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to Department Of Mathematics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science (Industrial Mathematics). September, 2013
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5512
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