Solving a Multi-Objective Location-Routing Problem for Hazardous Waste Management Industrial

Document Type: Research Paper

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Department of Industrial Engineering, KHATAM University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Industrial hazardous materials (hazmat) are byproduct of industrial production and include hazardous goods, such as flammable, toxic and corrosive materials that pose a risk to the environment.Hazardous waste management includes collection, transportation, treatment, recycling and disposal of industrial hazardous material in an organized manner. With the increasing industrialization of countries, the issue of waste management is more important than before. Therefore, the main purpose of this research is to optimize locations of recycling centers and routing hazardous. The methods used to solve the mathematical model include the ε-constraint method and the NSGA II algorithm.First, we examine the validation of proposed model. Then, the optimal values of the parameters of multi-objective meta-heuristic algorithm are determined by Taguchi approach and the proposed algorithms are used to solve the given problem for 19 examples with different sizes. Finally, two algorithms are compared based on the fiveidentified criteria. In addition, the run time for both methods was calculated and large-scale results were presented based on the multi-objective genetic algorithm. The results show the efficiencyofmulti-objective genetic algorithm in solving given problem, and in particular for problems with larger sizes.

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