Production scheduling optimization considering ecological costs for open pit metal mines

  title={Production scheduling optimization considering ecological costs for open pit metal mines},
  author={X. Xu and Xiaowei Gu and Q. Wang and Xian-wen Gao and J. Liu and Zong-kang Wang and Xunhong Wang},
  journal={Journal of Cleaner Production},
  • X. Xu, Xiaowei Gu, +4 authors Xunhong Wang
  • Published 2018
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Abstract In optimizing the production schedule of an open pit operation, ecological costs of mining have been generally treated as externalities and assessed outside the optimization scheme. However, ecological costs may have significant effects on the scheduling outcome and should be internalized in schedule optimization models. This paper presents a method of open pit production scheduling that treats ecological costs as internal cost items. A series of geologically optimum (maximum-metal… CONTINUE READING
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