Sustainable development for zero-wastewater-discharge reproduction planning under quantitative and qualitative information
Management of Environmental Quality
Article publication date: 4 June 2019
Issue publication date: 9 July 2019
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the wastewater discharge and a zero-wastewater-discharge (ZWD) reproduction plan is designed for a paper mill in Taiwan.
The proposed model of ZWD reproduction planning is established using the fuzzy comprehensive evaluation and Taguchi method to determine the overall wastewater recovery rate. Still the prior studies failed to address a systematic approach to optimize the waste water recovery rate.
The optimal solution for clean water is 500 tons, recovery electrodialysis reversal is 345 tons, the wastewater reuse performance is 1.3 and waste heat recycling performance is 0.8, the larger number is performed well. The results shows that the maximum overall waste water recovery rate is 97.8 percent.
A paper mill is strived for improving their sustainable development. In real situation, there is a need to address the qualitative information and qualitative data to carry out the optimal ZWD reproduction planning.
Lin, C.-W., Jeng, S.-Y., Tseng, M.-L. and Wong, W.P. (2019), "Sustainable development for zero-wastewater-discharge reproduction planning under quantitative and qualitative information", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 30 No. 5, pp. 1114-1131. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-12-2018-0213
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