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University Campus Solid Waste Management

Combining Life Cycle Assessment and Analytical Hierarchy Process

Benefits

  • 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

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei, Masoud Aghajani Mir, Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi, Junaidah Ariffin
    Pages 1-4
  3. Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei, Masoud Aghajani Mir, Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi, Junaidah Ariffin
    Pages 5-16
  4. Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei, Masoud Aghajani Mir, Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi, Junaidah Ariffin
    Pages 17-27
  5. Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei, Masoud Aghajani Mir, Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi, Junaidah Ariffin
    Pages 29-59
  6. Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei, Masoud Aghajani Mir, Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi, Junaidah Ariffin
    Pages 61-80
  7. Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei, Masoud Aghajani Mir, Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi, Junaidah Ariffin
    Pages 81-91
  8. Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei, Masoud Aghajani Mir, Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi, Junaidah Ariffin
    Pages 93-95
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 97-114

About this book

Introduction

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. 

Keywords

Life Cycle Assessment Cluster analysis Analytic Hierarchy Process Campus Sustainability Environmental decision-making Solid waste composition analysis College Campus

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Young & Elite Researchers Club of Shahr-e-Qods BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Sustainability Informatics Group, Sustainable Science ClusterUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of Civil Engineering, Engineering & Management of Water ResourcesShahr-e-Qods Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityTehranIran
  4. 4.Faculty of EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi MaraShah AlamMalaysia

About the authors

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title University Campus Solid Waste Management
  • Book Subtitle Combining Life Cycle Assessment and Analytical Hierarchy Process
  • Authors Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei
    Masoud Aghajani Mir
    Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi
    Junaidah Ariffin
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43228-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-43227-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-43228-1
  • Series ISSN 2191-5547
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5555
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 114
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Waste Management/Waste Technology
    Sustainability Management
    Sustainable Development
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