Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Disposal Systems

by Michael I. Popovich, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL,
Lucien Duckstein, Prof.; on Joint Appointment in Depts. of Systems and Industrial Engrg. and Hydr. and Water Resour., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ,
Chester C. Kisiel, (M.ASCE), Prof.; on Join Appointment in Depts. of Systems and Industrial Engrg. and Hydr. and Water Resour., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ,


Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 5, Pg. 577-591


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Using Kazanowski's standardized cost-effectiveness methodology, alternative systems are compared for effectively disposing 4 to 5 lb of municipal refuse per person per day in urban communities of the United States. The criteria for studying this problem are often limited to cost or marketable measures; in contrast, use of a cost-effectiveness approach allows the inclusion of nonquantifiable measures of effectiveness such as public acceptance, political factors, health risks, environmental constraints, soil benefits, and potential ground-water pollution. Data from a case study in Tucson, Arizona, are used to illustrate the problem and methodology.

Subject Headings: System analysis | Soil pollution | Political factors | Health hazards | Groundwater pollution | Case studies | Urban areas | Local government | North America | United States | Arizona | Tucson

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