Hazardous materials collection with multiple-product loading

Germán Paredes-Belmar, Andrés Bronfman, Vladimir Marianov, Guillermo Latorre-Núñez

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We present a new hazardous material (HAZMAT) collection problem in which various industrial HAZMAT are transported using a homogeneous capacitated truck fleet. Different materials have different risk levels in terms of the size of exposed population. A truck can simultaneously carry different materials. The size of the population exposed to a loaded truck increases if a higher risk material is added to the load. We minimize the total exposed population and the total transportation cost. We present a case study in the City of Santiago in Chile to show practical application of our proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)909-919
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
StatePublished - 10 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Exposed population
  • HAZMAT collection
  • Minimum risk and cost
  • Multiple hazardous materials


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