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Facility Location Problems: Models, Techniques, and Applications in Waste Management

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Department of Mathematical Sciences, Redeemer’s University, Ede 232101, Nigeria
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Department of Civil Engineering, Covenant University, P.M.B. 1023 Canaanland, Ota 112233, Nigeria
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Recycling 2020, 5(2), 10; https://doi.org/10.3390/recycling5020010
Received: 10 March 2020 / Revised: 28 April 2020 / Accepted: 7 May 2020 / Published: 8 May 2020
This paper presents a brief description of some existing models of facility location problems (FLPs) in solid waste management. The study provides salient information on commonly used distance functions in location models along with their corresponding mathematical formulation. Some of the optimization techniques that have been applied to location problems are also presented along with an appropriate pseudocode algorithm for their implementation. Concerning the models and solution techniques, the survey concludes by summarizing some recent studies on the applications of FLPs to waste collection and disposal. It is expected that this paper will contribute in no small measure to an integrated solid waste management system with specific emphasis on issues associated with waste collection, thereby boosting the drive for effective and efficient waste collection systems. The content will also provide early career researchers with some necessary starting information required to formulate and solve problems relating to FLP. View Full-Text
Keywords: municipal solid waste; facility location problems; environmental pollution; waste management; optimization techniques; approximating/heuristic algorithms municipal solid waste; facility location problems; environmental pollution; waste management; optimization techniques; approximating/heuristic algorithms
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Adeleke, O.J.; Olukanni, D.O. Facility Location Problems: Models, Techniques, and Applications in Waste Management. Recycling 2020, 5, 10. https://doi.org/10.3390/recycling5020010

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Adeleke OJ, Olukanni DO. Facility Location Problems: Models, Techniques, and Applications in Waste Management. Recycling. 2020; 5(2):10. https://doi.org/10.3390/recycling5020010

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Adeleke, Olawale J.; Olukanni, David O. 2020. "Facility Location Problems: Models, Techniques, and Applications in Waste Management" Recycling 5, no. 2: 10. https://doi.org/10.3390/recycling5020010

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