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  • Enhancing your bottom line: waste and recycling collection vehicle routing optimization

    The waste industry has seen more changes than most of us can keep up with, not only within the most recent few years, but largely over the past three decades. Most company owners and solid waste industry management say the same thing, “I remember when we picked up the trash and took it all to the landfill.” A far cry from where the industry is today. Now there are rules, ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Kartotrak.one, The Easy Route to Site Remediation

    Geovariances launches Kartotrak.one, an easy-to-use and fast application for thorough data quality control and accurate contamination mapping. Kartotrak.one is a light version of Kartotrak. The software gathers Kartotrak exploratory data analysis and rapid mapping functionalities. Kartotrak, in its full version, enables more advanced geostatistical data modeling and uncertainty ...


    By Geovariances

  • Optimisation of solid waste collection routes using Premium Solver Platform

    This study illustrates the application of Premium Solver Platform software to optimise tours for the collection of municipal solid waste. Data required for optimisation was obtained from the municipal solid waste management authority, field studies and digitised map of a study area. Thereafter the optimisation problem was formulated as a travelling salesman problem (TSP) on Microsoft Excel ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Capacity optimization of hydropower storage projects using particle swarm optimization algorithm

    A mixed integer optimization model is formulated for capacity optimization of a hydropower storage project with control on reliability of meeting the project's firm energy yield. Particle swarm optimization (PSO) is used as the optimization algorithm, in which the method of sequential streamflow routing is called for objective function evaluations. Two types of problems are studied. The first one ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimization–simulation for short-term reservoir operation under flooding conditions

    The problem of optimal operation of river–reservoir systems under flooding conditions is formulated in this study as a combination of particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm and a simulation model of river flood routing. Both hydrologic (Muskingum and Muskingum-Cunge) and hydraulic (solving Saint-Venant equations) flow routing methods are linked to the PSO algorithm with the objective ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • With Minestis, optimize the way you achieve mineral resource estimation

    Minestis users appreciate the quality of the geostatistics implemented, the ease of use of the software and the innovative tools it offers. Try it today! >> Want to challenge Minestis with your own data? Contact us now! MINESTIS KEY ...


    By Geovariances

  • Optimizing collection services: Electronic tools boost your bottom line

    This economy has steadily pushed the value of recyclable commodities toward historic highs. As volume has grown in those commodities, so has the need for more automation and tracking that electronic tools and software provide. Many haulers in the waste industry start out with a truck or two and high hopes, but rarely anticipate the need for a system designed specifically to manage their business ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • BlueKaizen RW - Software solution for door-to-door waste collection management

    Collection of household waste is governed by strict legislative rules of implementation and monitoring. There are several field constraints, such as time windows, traffic regulations, collection methods that ensure the safety of people… BlueKaizen RW takes all these parameters and many more into account, and reduces costs as well.This software is a solution aimed at designing optimal circuits of ...


  • Decision-support software tools for integrated risk assessment of hazardous substances in complex terrain

    This paper presents the ongoing research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, related to the design and implementation of an IDSS (integrated decision support system) dedicated to integrated risk assessment and safety management with application to the transportation of hazardous substances. One of the goals is to construct advanced models to estimate (a) the optimal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Third of three parts: Transformative technology: Laying the foundation for high tech tools in today’s modern Hauler

    In the second part of this series (November 2010), we covered the transformative effects that incab technology can have on the driver experience. From the elimination of paperwork to reduced route time, in-cab hardware can be a valuable and highly effective tool in a driver’s arsenal. With the rich collection of data that on-board systems can send back from the field, the effects on back ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Second of three parts: Transformative technology: Laying the foundation for high tech tools in today’s modern hauler

    In part one of this series (Waste AdvantagE Magazine, October 2010), we covered the key components of an automated waste management system and some of the transformative benefits that could be obtained by its installation. Part two of this series will hone in on the various technologies available for the truck; specifically, what tools are out there and how they can dramatically improve the ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Fleet management: saving time, saving dollars

    Running an effective fleet operation is all about efficiencies—especially time efficiencies. According to industry research, the global market for fleet management solutions will experience significant growth over the next few years. The current economic climate, shrinking profit margins and sustainability goals have all driven the demand for technology solutions to improve efficiencies and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • IoT Technology Increases Municipal Waste Management Efficiency

    You’ve probably come across an overflowing trash bin at least once or twice if you live in a major city. That’s because cities generate more waste than other areas of residency. For example, the City of Chicago accounts for nearly 70% of all waste generated in the state of Illinois, which isn’t all that surprising knowing that population density tends to be higher in cities. ...


    By One Plus Corp.

  • LIMS and the Automation of the Water Lab

    (Reproduced by permission from Laboratorium Magazine) Europe’s most modern water lab is located in Leeuwarden, in the Netherlands. Vitens made a big splash when it brought this modern building, with its transparent design, into operation in January 2005. Many colleagues from Dutch and foreign labs are eager to visit this installation, where water control samples are routed automatically with the ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • Actio at tip of the green manufacturing revolution

    What began as an idea in a technology clean room has evolved into a globally-sought software platform system for the modern, environmentally-regulated marketplace. Actio Corp. was co-founded in 1996 by former college classmates — Russ McCann, a veteran high-tech entrepreneur from Silicon Valley, and Kal Kawar, a chemical engineer and industrial hygiene expert. McCann said the company was ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Modeling trends highlight operational benefits

    Untitled Document As the accuracy of models increases, their value as an operational support tool is also growing, and an exciting key trend is for them to be used for this purpose as ...


    By Innovyze

  • Caritas, Bali - case study

    Waste oil from hotels and restaurants in Bali is being turned into biofuel, thanks to Green Fuels technology. Caritas Switzerland is an organisation that focuses on socio-economic development in disadvantaged communities around the world. In cooperation with the Denpasar Environmental Agency, it is installing a Green Fuels biodiesel processor on the island of Bali with three immediate ...


    By Green Fuels LTD

  • The Need for a Total View of Water Networks

    The water industry is not short of software offerings, and so the arguments in favour of yet another software program had better be very good indeed. In this article we examine how one very significant community of users – operations managers, engineers and planners - have largely had their specific needs overlooked; we identify the type of system needed to fulfil their requirements and the ...


    By Innovyze

  • Hydraulic modeling trends in 2003

    It is traditional as a New Year dawns to review the old year and draw some conclusions. Not to be left out, we asked a number of our industry experts to reflect on key developments in their area of specialism based on their observation of the activities and issues facing users around the world during 2003. We cover in turn each of our key areas – Collection Systems, Water Supply, River Systems, ...


    By Innovyze

  • Renewing Belgrade’s Water Infrastructure

    After the trauma of the 1990s, new foreign and national investments in Belgrade’s water infrastructure is enabling the city to benefit from the latest advances in water supply technology… Introduction Situated on the banks of the rivers Sava and Danube, the citizens of Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia and Montenegro in the Balkans, have long benefited from ready access to water. ...


    By Innovyze

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