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Proposing an effective route for transporting solid waste using GIS approach

Zainun, Noor Yasmin and Ku Samsu, Ku Nor Syazana and Md Rohani, Munzilah (2016) Proposing an effective route for transporting solid waste using GIS approach. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 160 (012050). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1757899X

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Abstract

Transportation is one of the important elements in solid waste management. Effective transportation by selecting the shortest route can save time and cost in handling the waste. Thus, this paper presents a case study on deciding shortest waste transportation route from residential area to sanitary landfill in Kluang district handled by Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp). The shortest transportation distance was determined using ArcGIS software on the basis of coordinate tracking, data collection for network analysis and fuel consumption estimation. The case study focuses on municipal solid waste collection routes from residential area in Kluang district to Ladang CEP 1 sanitary landfill and Seelong sanitary landfill. The study found that SWCorp could save up to 18% and 7.3% of fuel consumption per day by following the effective routes for transporting solid waste to Ladang CEP 1 sanitary landfill and to Seelong Sanitary landfill respectively. The findings could assist SWCorp saving management cost and also keep environment cleaner.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geographical information system; network analysis; shortest routes
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:24
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:24
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8985
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