GIS-based waste-to-energy and improved solid waste management practices for waste collection in Lahore-An approach towards sustainability

Abdul Mannan Zafar, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asad Javed Bhutta, Khalid Mehmood, Aniqa Waris, Noshaba Mahmood, Hafsa Khan, Ashraf Aly Hassan

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Abstract

Rapidly growing urbanization and industrialization make up many challenges for waste management bodies and energy demand to progress, leading to Pakistan being an energy-demanding country. Currently, Pakistan is mostly dependent upon nonrenewable sources, which are costly. The rapid population growth increased the municipal solid waste (SW) products that lead to many waste management problems, i.e., the requirement of an effective waste collection system and waste disposal facilities. Thus, the purpose of the study is to propose a solution for the issues, i.e., to improve the municipal solid waste disposal system by digitizing through GIS, to recommend an appropriate point of WTE plant, to suggest a suitable re-routing network through state-of-art sensors for accessible data collection online, and to optimize the existing landfill sites for improved management and handling of SW for the Lahore city.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 6th International Conference on Renewable Energy
Subtitle of host publicationGeneration and Applications, ICREGA 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages82-87
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728183015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2 2021
Event6th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications, ICREGA 2021 - Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Feb 2 2021Feb 4 2021

Publication series

Name2021 6th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications, ICREGA 2021

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications, ICREGA 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAl Ain
Period2/2/212/4/21

Keywords

  • GIS
  • Integrated solid waste management
  • Solid waste management
  • Waste-to-energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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