SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science

University Campus Solid Waste Management

Combining Life Cycle Assessment and Analytical Hierarchy Process

Authors: Ghazvinei, P.T., Mir, M.A., Dravishi, H.H., Ariffin, J.

  • Provides an innovative method for combining Life Cycle Assessment and Analytical Hierarchy Process for optimal results in solid waste management
  • Introduces a comprehensive methodology for evaluating solid waste composition and determining the waste management option most appropriate to different scenarios
  • Utilizes a large Malaysian university as a lab and case study for these approaches
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About this book

This volume provides a comprehensive method for optimizing solid waste management practices and procedures at college and university campuses through the use of cluster analysis to combine Life Cycle Assessment and Analytical Hierarchy Process. Author Pezhman Taherei uses Malaysia’s University of Malaya as a case study and model, and through this method was able to assess which combination of waste disposal, management, and recycling techniques generate the least environmental impact while retaining the maximum cost savings for the university. A method for analysis of solid waste composition is also proposed.
Higher education institutes generate thousands of tons of solid waste per year. Comprehensive solid waste management programs, which take integrated solid waste management systems into consideration, are one of the greatest challenges to achieving campus sustainability. This system can serve as a guide and blueprint for other universities that are taking steps toward sustainability through improved solid waste management. 

About the authors

Dr. Pezhman Taherei serves as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Civil Engineering at Malaysia's University of Malaya. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ghazvinei, Pezhman Taherei (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Overview of Solid-Waste Management

    Ghazvinei, Pezhman Taherei (et al.)

    Pages 5-16

  • Solid Waste ‒ Management Models

    Ghazvinei, Pezhman Taherei (et al.)

    Pages 17-27

  • Solid Waste–Management Design

    Ghazvinei, Pezhman Taherei (et al.)

    Pages 29-59

  • Waste-Composition Investigation

    Ghazvinei, Pezhman Taherei (et al.)

    Pages 61-80

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43228-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43227-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
University Campus Solid Waste Management
Book Subtitle
Combining Life Cycle Assessment and Analytical Hierarchy Process
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43228-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43228-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-43227-4
Series ISSN
2191-5547
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 114
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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