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THE IMPACT OF REDUCING THE CAPACITY INCINERATORS OF MEDICAL WASTE ON THE VALUE OF THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS INDEX
Maria Walery 1  
,   Izabela Anna Tałałaj 1  
,   Jacek Leszczyński 2  
,   Paweł Biedka 1  
 
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Katedra Systemów Inżynierii Środowiska, Politechnika Białostocka, ul. Wiejska 45E, 15-351 Białystok
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Katedra Technologii w Inżynierii i Ochronie Środowiska, Politechnika Białostocka, ul. Wiejska 45E, 15-351 Białystok
Publication date: 2016-05-01
 
Inż. Ekolog. 2016; 47:137–142
 
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The main subject of this paper is the optimization of a model of disposal and treatment of municipal waste as well as computer software MRGO+ (Model for Regional Waste Management), through which the model was implemented. It has been verified by the author and adapted to the needs of the proposed model to optimize the disposal and treatment of medical waste in the example of the Podlaskie Province. This paper describes the optimization study aimed to analysis of the impact of reducing the capacity incinerators of medical waste on the value of the cost-effectiveness index (E). The study was conducted on the example of the analysis of medical waste management system in north-eastern Poland, in the Podlaskie Province. Introduction of bandwidth limitations 3 intermediate objects and lack of bandwidth limitations in an incineration plant in Hajnówka, resulted in a significant decrease in system costs by approx. 17%, and consequently also a significant decrease in the cost-effectiveness index E.
 
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