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July 11, 2008 / or4green

More references: reverse logistics, waste flow, CO2 emissions, …

Here are some more references loosely organized by topic (reverse logistics, waste flow, CO2 emissions tax/trading), plus mention of an old special issue (a 2001 OR Spectrum). The plan is to ultimately get the References page organized by topic.

  • Reverse logistics
    • Reverse Logistics: Quantitative Models for Closed-Loop Supply Chains
      Dekker, Rommert, Moritz Fleischmann, Karl Inderfurth, Luk N. Van Wassenhove, eds.
      2004. Springer-Verlag, New York. 436 pp. $109.00.
      Notes There is a review of this book in Interfaces, looks like it might be useful.
    • The Impact of Product Recovery on Logistics Network Design
      M Fleischmann, P Beullens, JM Bloemhof-Ruwaard in Production and Operations Management, 2001
      Notes: Looks good, about facility location problem, has a large formulation then runs the model on a real example of copier recovery. Mine its references. 67 citations. Found the Jenkins (see below) in it.
  • Waste Flow (classic)
    • Parametric Mixed Integer Programming: An Application to Solid Waste Management
      Larry Jenkins in Management Science Vol. 28, No. 11, Nov., 1982, pp. 1270-1284
      Notes: Referred to in Fleishmann paper above, it’s old (classic?), has some good references of its own within, and does mention alternate streams for some waste (such as using as a “substitute for coal in cement plants and thermal electric generating stations. It is called refuse-derived-fuel (RDF).”). The main slant of the paper, though, is methodological – a method for sensitivity analysis in MILPs. I listed 2 refs from within below, could look through the others as well.
    • An Analysis of Solid Waste Transportation and Disposal Alternatives
      by HARVEY, D. J. AND O’FLAHERTY, T. G. in INFOR, Vol. 11 (1973), pp. 187-200.
      Notes: Referred to in Jenkins paper above, looks interesting but am having trouble finding it (cga lib doesn’t have the journal).
    • Mathematical Analysis of Solid Waste Collection
      by MARKS, D. H. AND LIEBMAN, J. C., Bureau of Solid Waste Management, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, D.C., 1970.
      Notes: Referred to in Jenkins
  • CO2 emissions tax/trading (see this previous post on carbon and RGGI)
    • Profit-maximizing R&D in response to a random carbon tax
      by E Baker, E Shittu in Resource and Energy Economics,, 2006
      Notes: There was a corresponding talk in the INFORMS 2007 program.
    • Analyzing the Long-run Impact of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative on the Maryland Power Sector: Oligopoly Analysis
      by Chen, Yihsu; Burtraw, Dallas; Hobbs, Benjamin F.; Kim, Soora; Palmer, Karen; Paul, Anthony; Gabriel, Steve (UMd.);
      Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 24-28 June 2007 Page(s):1 – 8
      Notes: Abstract available here, also presented at INFORMS 2007. This search yields even more related papers. Co-author Hobbs has a large number of papers that could probably be added to the overall references as well.
  • The February 2001 issue of OR Spectrum covered environmental management. See table of contents. Here a few of the paper titles/authors:
    • Environment-oriented project scheduling for the dismantling of buildings
      by Frank Schultmann and Otto Rentz
    • OLAF – A general modeling system to evaluate and optimize the location of an air polluting facility
      by Jörg Fliege
    • Life cycle activity analysis: logistics and environmental policies for bottled water in Portugal Life Cycle Activity Analysis
      by Fausto Freire, Sten Thore and Paulo Ferrao
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