Geographic information system and system dynamics combination technique for municipal solid waste treatment station site selection

Chen Wang, Fengqiu Zou, Jeffrey Boon Hui Yap, Rui Tang, Heng Li

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Abstract

The rapid growth of municipal solid waste put pressure on the end treatment facilities, and the site selection of MSW treatment facilities needs to be carefully conducted. This study aims to develop a Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) for municipal solid waste (MSW) treatment station site selection based on GIS and system dynamics combination. System dynamics was used to establish a forecasting model for MSW simulation followed by the spatial analysis method to generate a geographic information system. The MSW simulation in Xiamen city using the system dynamics model proved that the model was with high prediction accuracy. An SOP for GIS-based MSW treatment station site selection was developed. The site selection for MSW comprehensive treatment in Xiamen using GIS and system dynamics screened the locations of the comprehensive solid waste treatment stations in Xiamen and eliminated unsuitable lands using the mapping function of the geographic information system, thus validating the SOP.

Original languageEnglish
Article number457
JournalEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment
Volume194
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

Keywords

  • GIS
  • Municipal solid waste
  • System dynamics
  • Waster processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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