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dc.titleUsing system dynamics in decision support for sustainable waste management
dc.contributor.authorLIU RONG
dc.identifier.citationLIU RONG (2006-08-31). Using system dynamics in decision support for sustainable waste management. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractThis thesis proposes a decision support approach to aid municipal decision makers in setting their strategies about the building of waste treatment/disposal facilities. It conjointly uses two methods of SD (System Dynamics) and AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process). A SD simulation model is formulated simulating the long-term impacts of each alternative plan, on the aspects of cost, environment, recycling, and social involvement. The AHP method is used to make a multi-criteria evaluation of each alternative based on their simulated performance, removing much of the subjectivity involved in the decision-making. The decision support approach is targeted at macro-level planning and should be viewed as being complementary to other traditional planning tools used for more detailed planning.
dc.subjectwaste management facility planning, decision support, system dynamics, simulation model, AHP, sustainable development
dc.contributor.departmentCIVIL ENGINEERING
dc.contributor.supervisorCHAN WENG TAT
dc.description.degreeconferredMASTER OF ENGINEERING
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