Abstract

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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Graduation Date

2021

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Zheng, Qipeng

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department

Industrial Engineering and Management Systems

Degree Program

Industrial Engineering

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0009091; DP0026424

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0026424

Language

English

Release Date

February 2025

Length of Campus-only Access

3 years

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Campus-only Access)

Restricted to the UCF community until February 2025; it will then be open access.

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