Evaluation and Optimization of the Site Selection of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Transfer Stations in Beijing

Authors: Chen Lv*,
Topics: Geographic Information Science and Systems
Keywords: MSW transfer stations, NIMBY conflicts, comprehensive evaluation system, Optimization, Maximum coverage Model, spatial analysis with GIS
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/10/2020
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:15 AM
Room: Mineral Hall B, Hyatt Regency, Third Floor
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In the era of “Beautiful China construction” and advocating green and sustainable development, urban environmental problems brought by the sharp increase of municipal solid waste have become the focus of government management. However, In the municipal solid waste (MSW) management system, the construction speed of MSW transfer system lags the efficiency of the whole waste disposal system. This paper took Beijing as a case to assess and optimize the sitting location of MSW transfer station as the research object. Firstly, this paper evaluate the site selection of MSW transfer station and determine the suitable site selection area of MSW transfer station, and compared the suitable site selection with the current sites of MSW transfer station. Secondly, the Maximum Coverage Model was used to optimize the site selection of MSW transfer stations with the objective of maximum total benefit through the reasonable layout of MSW transfer stations. Thirdly, on the basis of the above evaluation and optimization results, this paper put forward suggestions of site selection of Beijing municipal MSW transfer station for the government. Through analysis, it is concluded that the government should play an effective role in guiding the site selection of MSW transfer stations and assume the due responsibility for the public. At the same time, these analysis frameworks and methodology of site selection of MSW transfer stations in Beijing also can provide references and experiences for the site selection research of other similar nimby facilities.

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