Sustainable solid waste management system using multi-objective decision-making model: a method for maximizing social acceptance in Hoi An city, Vietnam

Giang Minh Hoang, Takeshi Fujiwara, Toan Song Pham Phu, Luong Duc Nguyen

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Abstract

The main aim of this study was to develop a decision support system for sustainable municipal solid waste management (MSWM) in Hoi An city (HAC), Vietnam. A face-to-face interview was conducted with local experts including authorities, citizens, waste collection contractors and recyclers to identify main objectives of waste management system and appropriate treatment methods. A multi-objective optimization model was proposed using non-linear programming approach. An interactive method known as reference point method (RPM) was applied for solving the problem with three objectives including cost minimization, landfill minimization and emission minimization. As a result, the efficient waste-flow-allocation and the optimal capacity of disposal facilities were determined by intense discussion and agreement among decision-makers. Waste incineration, anaerobic digestion, sanitary landfill and current recycling activities should be applied with a cost of about 2300 US$ daily. Also, the daily emission of various pollutants was about 35 metric tons, and the greenhouse gas (GHG) is 313 tons CO2-eq.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34137-34147
Number of pages11
JournalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
Volume26
Issue number33
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2019

Keywords

  • Decision support system
  • Multi-objective decision-making method
  • Optimization model
  • Social acceptance
  • Sustainable waste management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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