Modelling and evaluating municipal solid waste management strategies in a mega-city: The case of Ho Chi Minh City

L. ThiKimOanh, J.M. Bloemhof-Ruwaard, J.C.L. van Buuren, J.G.A.J. van der Vorst, W.H. Rulkens

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Abstract

Ho Chi Minh City is a large city that will become a mega-city in the near future. The city struggles with a rapidly increasing flow of municipal solid waste and a foreseeable scarcity of land to continue landfilling, the main treatment of municipal solid waste up to now. Therefore, additional municipal solid waste treatment technologies are needed. The objective of this article is to support decision-making towards more sustainable and cost-effective municipal solid waste strategies in developing countries, in particular Vietnam. A quantitative decision support model is developed to optimise the distribution of municipal solid waste from population areas to treatment plants, the treatment technologies and their capacities for the near future given available infrastructure and cost factors.
LanguageEnglish
Pages370-380
JournalWaste Management and Research
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Municipal solid waste
Waste management
Waste treatment
Developing countries
Costs
Decision making

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  • decision-support-system

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