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Verifiable Multi-agent Programs [chapter]

Rafael H. Bordini, Michael Fisher, Willem Visser, Michael Wooldridge
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
promela-based approach.  ...  system.  ...  In [1] , a general approach for model-checking multi-agent systems was proposed, based on the branching temporal logic CTL together with modalities for BDI-like attitudes.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-25936-7_4 fatcat:ac5fgsmmnjgihg6xd7b3uzjlfu

Studying transition dynamics via focusing on underlying feedback interactions

Gönenç Yücel, Catherine Miluska Chiong Meza
2008 Computational and mathematical organization theory  
The objective of this study is to explore the degree to which System Dynamics as an approach enhances the process of understanding transition dynamics in sociotechnical systems.  ...  The quantitative model developed is based on the historical case of the waste management transition of the Netherlands, and it portrays issues as the dynamics of actors' preferences, development of infrastructure  ...  Coupling of system dynamics and agent-based models Table 1 1 Objectives of the actors and related attributes monitored Actor Objectives Attributes monitored Government Maximize compliance with  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10588-008-9032-4 fatcat:kthho4exnbblrcr6tq35ncjqwy

The Development Of Decision Support System For Waste Management; A Review

M. S. Bani, Z. A. Rashid, K. H. K. Hamid, M. E. Harbawi, A.B.Alias, M. J. Aris
2009 Zenodo  
The DSS model used in assisting decision makers should be integrated with GIS, able to give robust prediction despite the inherent uncertainties of waste generation and the plethora of waste characteristics  ...  , and gives optimal allocation of waste stream for recycling, incineration, landfill and composting.  ...  Increasing of closing landfill has motivated various recycling and incineration process.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1333268 fatcat:gm3hhibiufdbnfnmusjnqjnway

Reverse Logistics Network Design for Effective Management of Medical Waste in Epidemic Outbreaks: Insights from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in Wuhan (China)

Hao Yu, Xu Sun, Wei Deng Solvang, Xu Zhao
2020 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
The application of the model is illustrated with a case study based on the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China.  ...  In order to control the spread of an epidemic, the effective management of rapidly increased medical waste through establishing a temporary reverse logistics system is of vital importance.  ...  Future research may focus on the better control of high level of uncertainty with advanced methods, i.e., stochastic programming [90] , robust optimization, agent-based simulation [91] , etc., in order  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph17051770 pmid:32182811 fatcat:4zlvpevgabgmfhc2r5bttigsza

Management of municipal solid waste incineration residues

T Sabbas, A Polettini, R Pomi, T Astrup, O Hjelmar, P Mostbauer, G Cappai, G Magel, S Salhofer, C Speiser, S Heuss-Assbichler, R Klein (+1 others)
2003 Waste Management  
The management of residues from thermal waste treatment is an integral part of waste management systems.  ...  The primary goal of managing incineration residues is to prevent any impact on our health or environment caused by unacceptable particulate, gaseous and/or solute emissions.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors wish to thank the other pHOENIX members for stimulating fruitful discussion on the subjects dealt with in the present paper during the group meetings.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0956-053x(02)00161-7 pmid:12623102 fatcat:s3rz52rffjcdjisnrdzpkatkia

Management of Plastic Waste and a Circular Economy at the End of the Supply Chain: A Systematic Literature Review

Luciano Ferreira da Silva, Maria Helena Costa Resnitzkyd, Ernesto Del Rosario Santibanez Gonzalez, Diego de Melo Conti, Priscila Rezende da Costa
2022 Energies  
The results present 13 study categories, showing topics such as pyrolysis, business models, Industry 4.0, and energy generation.  ...  Regarding energy generation, the insertion of processes such as pyrolysis for fuel generation stands out.  ...  The other two articles deal with a blockchain system with multi-sensors and artificial intelligence [84] in addition to a plastic waste processing technique based on a combination of a logarithmic sorting  ... 
doi:10.3390/en15030976 fatcat:urop53rumrdkrjafnudpkpcvxm

Air Pollution Control in Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators [chapter]

Margarida J., Joao C.M., Rosa M.
2011 The Impact of Air Pollution on Health, Economy, Environment and Agricultural Sources  
The SNCR process uses ammonia (NH 3 ) as reactant or for smaller systems urea (CO(NH 2 ) 2 ) as reducing agents, with direct injection into the furnace.  ...  Electrostatic precipitation, as many other process equipment items in an incineration plant have to be adjusted to steady state conditions but with the control system prepared to modulate under unbalance  ...  Air Pollution Control in Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators, The Impact of Air Pollution on Health, Economy, Environment and Agricultural Sources, Dr.  ... 
doi:10.5772/17650 fatcat:xarfcp27m5gexckalfzdd3tp3e

Long-term assessment of waste management options - a new, integrated and goal-oriented approach

G. DöBerl, R. Huber, P. H. Brunner, M. Eder, R. Pierrard, W. Schönbäck, W. Frühwirth, H. Hutterer
2002 Waste Management & Research  
Municipal solid waste and municipal sewage sludge have been chosen as the system inputs.  ...  Selected waste management scenarios were evaluated with regard to the goals of the Austrian Waste Management Act, taking into account long-term implications and costs.  ...  The emission loads from fluidized-bed furnaces equipped with advanced air pollution control systems are smaller than those from cement production.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0734247x0202000402 pmid:12363091 fatcat:pbu5w2wclzh3ppmuv6zgzus4h4

Effect of thermal sludge processing on selected components of air quality in the vicinity of a wastewater treatment plant

Robert Cichowicz, Artur Stelęgowski
2018 Chemické zvesti  
The thermal sludge treatment system (TSTS) is therefore one of the most important technological units of a WWTP.  ...  The qualitative and quantitative characteristics of physical, chemical, and biological factors and their influence on air quality are presented.  ...  Introduction Incineration processes are carried out in remotely controlled central and local heating systems.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11696-018-0636-y fatcat:ygxvjvfyife2nl65fxvhtawn3q

Comprehensive Management Model for Solid Waste Collection and Transportation in Peruvian Urban Municipalities

Renato Bernal, Edgar Sánchez, David Mauricio, Carlos Raymundo
2019 Acta Scientific Agriculture  
"Optimization of municipal solid waste transportation by integrating GIS analysis, equationbased, and agent-based model". Waste Management 59 (2017): 14-22. 7. Shan-Huen Huang., et al.  ...  "Modeling municipal solid waste collection: A generalized vehicle routing model with multiple transfer stations, gather sites and inhomogeneous vehicles in time windows".  ...  However, in [6], the authors discuss an optimized route plan in a static context, following which a dynamic context modeled by a multi-agent system is integrated.  ... 
doi:10.31080/asag.2019.03.0644 fatcat:g3zpkizgtravphkjvkc3uxm3yq

Science Last Fortnight

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2018 Current Science  
., 60(5): 729-740 Active Learning Classrooms Multi-station exercises Problem-based learning has long been used for medical education.  ...  Such rain can be initiated by seeding clouds with external agents. Cloud seeding was done in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra during droughts in the past.  ... 
doi:10.18520/cs/v115/i5/811-814 fatcat:puhs4b25grcd5gski7lfhps2vi

Optimal control towards sustainable wastewater treatment plants based on multi-agent reinforcement learning [article]

Kehua Chen, Hongcheng Wang, Borja Valverde-Perezc, Siyuan Zhai, Luca Vezzaro, Aijie Wang
2021 arXiv   pre-print
This study used a novel technique, multi-agent deep reinforcement learning, to simultaneously optimize dissolved oxygen and chemical dosage in a WWTP.  ...  It is worth mentioning that the retrofitting of WWTPs based on resources should be implemented with the consideration of impact transfer.  ...  An actor-critic algorithm with multi-agents, Multi-Agent Deep Deterministic Policy Gradient (MADDPG), is applied to achieve the control of dissolved oxygen and chemical dosage in a WWTP under continuous  ... 
arXiv:2008.10417v3 fatcat:ozpnmfxtsjfmdhnfa3qfhsf2bq

Designing Human-Centered Autonomous Agents [chapter]

Gregory Dorais, David Kortenkamp
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
David Kortenkamp, NASA Johnson Space Center Model-based Reasoning Model-based Reasoning l Brings to table: -qualitative reasoning that is intuitive for humans -fault diagnosis and recovery -explanation  ...  l Adjustable autonomy allows autonomous systems to operate with dynamically varying levels of independence, intelligence and control Dr Adjustable Autonomy Systems Adjustable Autonomy Systems A control  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-45408-x_32 fatcat:vyk32kblknfxrim5nls7oafhgi

How and why did fossil fuel use change in Fukushima Prefecture before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake?

Richao Cong, Kei Gomi, Takuya Togawa, Yujiro Hirano, Makoto Oba
2021 Zenodo  
The previously nuclear-reliant energy policy has transformed, with energy now generated mainly by fossil fuels and renewable sources.  ...  The three sectors with the greatest decrease in energy use were road transportation (-7159 TJ), industrial and commercial (-3608 TJ), and residential (-2334 TJ).  ...  The process followed in quantifying process-based energy use was explained using factors such as the utilization efficiency of power plants, the mode of shipping vessels, the consumption rate of incineration  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6586541 fatcat:as6h355yjnfpvky3yxc7rkjpdy

Environmental Evaluation of Different Treatment Processes for Sludge from Urban Wastewater Treatments: Anaerobic Digestion versus Thermal Processes (10 pp)

Almudena Hospido, Teresa Moreira, María Martín, Miquel Rigola, Gumersindo Feijoo
2005 The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment  
In this paper, we make use of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to compare biological and thermal processes, that is to say, anaerobic digestion versus pyrolysis and incineration.  ...  Other thermal processes, such as incineration or pyrolysis, allow energy recovery (both electrical and thermal) and, although nutrients are lost, new co-products are produced (tar and char at pyrolysis  ...  Time horizon dependency of toxicity potentials calculated with the multi-media fate, exposure and effects model USES-LCA.  ... 
doi:10.1065/lca2005.05.210 fatcat:hvj4lwnrjvdqnmi3nscnthga3e
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