An Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) Plan Using Google Earth and Linear Programming: A Case Study of Kharagpur City, West Bengal

Abhishek Singhal, Sudha Goel

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Solid Waste Management (SWM) is an obligatory function of the urban local bodies (ULBs) such as a municipality. Today, ULBs in developing countries like India are creating new infrastructure for better SWM and are trying to change old and unsustainable practices. A major issue in current SWM practices in developing nations is availability of timely data and financial resources. Remote Sensing (RS) and GIS can be used together to develop an integrated solid waste management plan since RS provides spatial and temporal data readily in the form of satellite images available on the Internet and GIS allows mapping with overlays of population distribution, for locating bins, vehicle routing and facility siting. A major advantage of using RS and GIS is that they can provide accurate, inexpensive, wide-ranging and rapid results which can be further combined with other tools like linear programming. This approach has been used for various applications in several cities around the world and was reviewed by Dutta and Goel (2017).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTreatment and Disposal of Solid and Hazardous Wastes
EditorsDebashish Sengupta, Brajesh K. Dubey, Sudha Goel
PublisherSpringer
Pages159-183
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783030296438
ISBN (Print)9783030296421
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022
Publication typeA3 Book chapter

Keywords

  • Solid Waste Management
  • Municipal solid waste
  • Google Earth
  • planning and designing
  • linear programming

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Engineering

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'An Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) Plan Using Google Earth and Linear Programming: A Case Study of Kharagpur City, West Bengal'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this