MyJournals Home  

RSS FeedsSensors, Vol. 19, Pages 1973: Optimal Path Planning for Selective Waste Collection in Smart Cities (Sensors)

 
 

27 april 2019 11:00:03

 
Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 1973: Optimal Path Planning for Selective Waste Collection in Smart Cities (Sensors)
 




Waste collection is one of the targets of smart cities. It is a daily task in urban areas and it entails the planning of waste truck routes, taking into account environmental, economic and social factors. In this work, an optimal path planning algorithm has been developed together with a practical software platform for smart and sustainable cities that enables computing the optimal waste collection routes, minimizing the impact, both environmental (CO2 emissions and acoustic damage) and socioeconomic (number of trucks to be used and fuel consumption). The algorithm is executed in Net2Plan, an open-source planning tool, typically used for modeling and planning communication networks. Net2Plan facilitates the introduction of the city layout input information to the algorithm, automatically importing it from geographical information system (GIS) databases using the so-called Net2Plan-GIS library, which can also include positions of smart bins. The algorithm, Net2Plan tool and its extension are open-source, available in a public repository. A practical case in the city of Cartagena (Spain) is presented, where the optimal path planning for plastic waste collection is addressed. This work contributes to the urban mobility plans of smart cities and could be extended to other smart cities scenarios with requests of optimal path planning.


Del.icio.us Digg Facebook Google StumbleUpon Twitter
 
192 viewsCategory: Chemistry, Physics
 
Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 1974: Visual IoT Security: Data Hiding in AMBTC Images Using Block-Wise Embedding Strategy (Sensors)
Materials, Vol. 12, Pages 1372: AFM-Nano Manipulation of Plasmonic Molecules Used as `Nano-Lens` to Enhance Raman of Individual Nano-Objects (Materials)
 
 
blog comments powered by Disqus


MyJournals.org
The latest issues of all your favorite science journals on one page

Username:
Password:

Register | Retrieve

Search:

Physics

Use these buttons to bookmark us:
Del.icio.us Digg Facebook Google StumbleUpon Twitter


Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional
Copyright © 2008 - 2019 Indigonet Services B.V.. Contact: Tim Hulsen. Read here our privacy notice.
Other websites of Indigonet Services B.V.: Nieuws Vacatures News Tweets Travel Photos Nachrichten Indigonet Finances Leer Mandarijn