Optimal solid waste collection routes identified by the ant colony system algorithm.

  title={Optimal solid waste collection routes identified by the ant colony system algorithm.},
  author={Nikolaos V. Karadimas and Katerina Papatzelou and Vassili G Loumos},
  journal={Waste management & research : the journal of the International Solid Wastes and Public Cleansing Association, ISWA},
  volume={25 2},
In the present paper, the Ant Colony System (ACS) algorithm is used for the identification of optimal routes in the case of municipal solid waste (MSW) collection. The proposed MSW management system is based on a geo-referenced spatial database supported by a geographic information system (GIS). The GIS takes into account all the required parameters for solid waste collection. These parameters include static and dynamic data, such as the positions of waste bins, the road network and the related… CONTINUE READING
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