Eco-industrial parks (EIPs) are promoting a shift from the traditional linear model to the circular model, where Industrial Symbiosis (IS) plays an important role in encouraging the exchange of materials, energy, and waste. The European Directive of ELVs 2000/53/EC considers scrap vehicles- or End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs)- as waste. According to the official journal of the European Communities, ELVs account for up to 10% of the total amount of waste generated annually in the European Union. This doctoral research incorporated methods and approaches from operations research as well as sustainability science. The research has contributed to the scientific body of the knowledge in the following ways: (1) providing a generalized framework to design Eco-Industrial Parks which serves as a guideline for decision-makers during the first stages of developing EIPs, (2) proposing a design for Eco-Industrial Parks for End-of-Life Vehicles (EIP-4-ELVs) with petrol and diesel types of vehicles, (3) developing a Mixed-Integer Liner Programing (MILP) model which optimizes the exchange of material flows in the network, and (4) presenting a case study of ELVs recovery network in Qatar and apply the developed network. This research is organized as a manuscript-style dissertation including three papers. The results of this research will provide a conceptual model to guide the implementation of Eco-Industrial Parks.
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
Length of Campus-only Access
Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)
Al-Quradaghi, Shimaa, "Optimal Design of Eco-Industrial Park for End-of-Life Vehicles" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1120.
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