Simulation-based evolution of municipal glass-waste collection strategies utilizing electric trucks

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Abstract

In urban areas freight transport imposes many social and environmental issues. Solid waste collection accounts for a considerable amount of freight transportation in municipal areas. We propose a simulation-based approach to evaluate different scenarios where electric trucks replace conventional trucks for the collection of municipal glass-waste. Under special consideration of the characteristics of electric trucks, the simulation of real-time fill level information is used and coupled with an optimization component to evolve adapted waste collection strategies. We illustrate our approach on two test-scenarios based on real-world data. We use the simulation model to evaluate several scenarios in terms of costs and environmental impact and the optimization environment to generate collection strategies that minimize those performance figures while maintaining a given service quality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLINDI 2011 - 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Logistics and Industrial Informatics, Proceedings
Pages177-182
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd IEEE International Symposium on Logistics and Industrial Informatics, LINDI 2011 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 25 Aug 201127 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameLINDI 2011 - 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Logistics and Industrial Informatics, Proceedings

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE International Symposium on Logistics and Industrial Informatics, LINDI 2011
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period25.08.201127.08.2011

Keywords

  • electric trucks
  • inventory routing
  • Simulation-based optimization
  • waste management

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