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Title: Modeling a real-time decision support system for HazMat transportation in a sustainable oriented motorway of environment
Authors: Centrone, Giampaolo
Supervisore/Tutore: Ukovich, Walter
Cosupervisore: Pesenti, Raffaele
Issue Date: 20-Apr-2009
Publisher: Università degli studi di Trieste
Abstract: 
The combined effects of economic globalization, development of transport systems
and new communication techniques have had a profound infuence on
world development. The expansion of transport systems favors the increase
of geographic mobility so that the existence of a complete highways network,
adequately managed and maintained and with sufficient capacity, is essential
for the good progress of the national economy.
The expansion of transport systems is coupled with the rise in land prices
and the increase of air and noise pollution. In this development, we observe that
dangerous goods are used in many processes in industries all over the world and
this has been justified by the economic revenue which is generated by their use.
A dangerous good is any solid, liquid, or gas that can harm people, other living
organisms, property, or the environment. They are often subject to chemical
regulations. An equivalent term, used almost exclusively in the United States,
is hazardous material (hazmat or HAZMAT).
Due to its nature, every production, storage, and transportation activity
related to the use of HAZMAT has many risks for both society and the environment.
HAZMAT are transported throughout the world in a great number of
road shipments.
In spite of HAZMAT accidents being rare events, the commercial transport of
HAZMAT can be catastrophic in nature and poses risks to life, health, property,
and the environment due to the possibility of an unintentional release. In this
scenario, a new factor has acquired more and more importance: sustainability.
As a consequence, it is necessary to integrate risk mitigation and prevention
measures into transport management in order to avoid the risks turning into
real events.
Three different topics are developed within the above framework.
1 - A business approach, named corporate sustainability, that creates longterm
shareholder value by exploiting opportunities and managing risks
deriving from economic, environmental and social developments.
2 - An assessment of risk and accident impacts related to dangerous goods
transport with particular attention paid to HAZMAT on the road in a
motorway environment.
3 - A DSS (Decision Support System) model for the management of the HAZMAT
transportation.
Ciclo di dottorato: XXI Ciclo
metadata.dc.subject.classification: INGEGNERIA DELL'INFORMAZIONE
Description: 
2007/2008
Keywords: motorway
sustainable organization
balanced scorecard
hazardous material transportation
risk assessment
autostrada
organizzazione sostenibile
trasporto di sostanze pericolose
valutazione del rischio
Language: it
Type: Doctoral Thesis
Settore scientifico-disciplinare: MAT/09 RICERCA OPERATIVA
NBN: urn:nbn:it:units-7468
Appears in Collections:Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione
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