sunnuntai 11. huhtikuuta 2010

Science 101 and waste management with probability

Problem: waste!

Waste management

Waste management is often involved in the processing of solid, liquid, gaseous or
possibly even radioactive substances, which are deemed harmful to ordinary life.

The waste management aspect can be approached with varying methodology and classifications.

IN ordinary household evironments, the waste management is often considered sub-"luxury" function, which is however required to make the ecosystem work. No matter how dirty or
outrageously down to earth we consider the management, the fact remains that it has to be done.

It is however a lot of money in terms of business income to companies involved with it.

Certain key problems of the process

How to measure realibly the degree to which a bin is fulled,
ie. F= 0.00 - 1.xx

Where F is the amount of trash that is currently in
a bin. The F may exceed >1 since you can overload the
bin by forcefully stuffing new waste into it.

Statistical method
-relies on average estimates for a neighbourhood of P bins
-waste: time and space
-gains: easy routing of vehicles

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