Journal of Cleaner Production
German Paredes-Belmar a,c; Andres Bronfman a,c; Vladimir Marianov b,*; Guillermo Latorre-Núnez a.
a Graduate Program, Department of Electrical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
b Department of Electrical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
c Engineering Sciences Department, Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile
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.