A Multi-objective Model for Location of Transfer Stations: Case Study in Waste Management System of Tehran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Iran University of Science and Technology

2 Iran University of science and Technology


This paper presents a multi-objective optimization model for the design of a waste management system consisting of customers, transfer stations, landfills and collection vehicles. The developed model aims to simultaneously minimize the total costs, greenhouse gas emissions and the rates of energy consumption. To tackle the multiple objectives in the problem, we utilize an interactive fuzzy programming solution approach. The model is capable of determining the location and allocation of transfer stations as well as the selection of the waste processing technologies. The application of the proposed model is examined in a case problem where real data is used for long-term planning of solid waste of Tehran. 


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Volume 9, Issue 1 - Serial Number 1
January 2016
Pages 109-125
  • Receive Date: 17 August 2015
  • Revise Date: 05 December 2015
  • Accept Date: 15 January 2016
  • First Publish Date: 15 January 2016