Sustainable network design of bioenergies generation based on municipal solid waste (MSW) management under uncertainty

Zahra Alidoosti, Ahmad Sadegheih*, Kannan Govindan, Mir Saman Pishvaee

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Municipal solid waste in a circular economy will be used as a resource, and the design of a product-oriented waste management network is essential. Considering the significant added value of bioenergy, it is one of the most important outputs of the waste management network that the production of a diverse range of them needs further study. Focusing on this issue, a sustainable waste management network was designed to optimally extract various bioenergies by considering all three dimensions of economic, environmental, and social sustainability under uncertain conditions. The proposed model in this research for the sustainable municipal solid waste network was a multi-objective possibilistic mixed-integer non-linear programming. For dealing with uncertainty in this network, a combination of methods based on interactive fuzzy programming was used. The model was implemented after collecting data from Arad Kooh, Iran as a case study using the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS) software. The results of the proposed solution method were the amount of bioenergies generated by treatment technologies and the launched technologies throughout the defined time interval. The validation results of the proposed solution method confirm the research results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013103
JournalJournal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023


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