Applying waste logistics modeling to regional planning

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Waste logistics modeling is a powerful analytical technique that can be used for effective planning of future solid waste storage, treatment, and disposal activities. Proper waste management is essential for preventing unacceptable environmental degradation from ongoing operations, and is also a critical part of any environmental remediation activity. Logistics modeling allows for analysis of alternate scenarios for future waste flowrates and routings, facility schedules, and processing or handling capacities. Such analyses provide an increased understanding of the critical needs for waste storage, treatment, transport, and disposal while there is still adequate lead time to plan accordingly. They also provide a ... continued below

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Holter, G.M.; Khawaja, A.; Shaver, S.R. & Peterson, K.L. May 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
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Waste logistics modeling is a powerful analytical technique that can be used for effective planning of future solid waste storage, treatment, and disposal activities. Proper waste management is essential for preventing unacceptable environmental degradation from ongoing operations, and is also a critical part of any environmental remediation activity. Logistics modeling allows for analysis of alternate scenarios for future waste flowrates and routings, facility schedules, and processing or handling capacities. Such analyses provide an increased understanding of the critical needs for waste storage, treatment, transport, and disposal while there is still adequate lead time to plan accordingly. They also provide a basis for determining the sensitivity of these critical needs to the various system parameters. This paper discusses the application of waste logistics modeling concepts to regional planning. In addition to ongoing efforts to aid in planning for a large industrial complex, the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) is currently involved in implementing waste logistics modeling as part of the planning process for material recovery and recycling within a multi-city region in the western US.

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  • Pacific basin conference on hazardous waste, Alberta (Canada), 7-12 May 1995

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  • Report No.: PNL-SA--24939
  • Report No.: CONF-9505208--3
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 100264
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Holter, G.M.; Khawaja, A.; Shaver, S.R. & Peterson, K.L. Applying waste logistics modeling to regional planning, article, May 1, 1995; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625609/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.