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Prof. Adrian Olaru
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJMO. It's a journal that shows promise of becoming a recognized journal in the area of modelling and optimization. I'll work together with the editors to help it progress.
IJMO 2014Vol.4(5): 417-420 ISSN: 2010-3697
DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2014.V4.410

Optimal Solutions to Reduce Medical Waste

Chen-Lin Lee and Jin-Cherng Chen
Abstract—Medical waste (MW), from its creation to its final treatment, is currently a topic of great concern to society. Pollution created by MW not only has an adverse effect on human health but also harms the environment. This study developed a basic model premised on sustainable operation and environmental protection. This model provides concrete data for discussion concerning the creation and sources of MW and its harm to the environment. The government must impose fixed-rate “pollution taxes” on polluters to achieve justice. The amount of pollution emitted from various sources was calculated by using mathematical models and contingency plans were implemented for pollution control and pollution reduction to derive methods that can effectively reduce and inhibit pollution. The mathematical models can hopefully satisfy manufacturers, consumers, and the government, enabling the health care industry to achieve sustainable operation and optimized environmental protection.

Index Terms—Medical waste (MW), environment, pollution.

Chen-Lin Lee is with the Department of Dalin Tzu-Chi General Hospital, No.2, Min-Sheng Road, Dalin Town, Chia-yi 622, Taiwan (e-mail: milk8310@yahoo.com.tw).
Jin-Cherng Chen is with the Vice-Superintendent of Dalin Tzu-Chi General Hospital (e-mail: allen@tzuchi.org.tw).


Cite: Chen-Lin Lee and Jin-Cherng Chen, "Chen-Lin Lee and Jin-Cherng Chen," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 417-420, 2014.

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