Semi-obnoxious Location Models: A Global Optimization Approach

Dolores Romero Morales, Emilio Carrizosa, Eduardo Conde

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In the last decades there has been an increasing interest in environmental topics. This interest has been reflected in modeling the location of obnoxious facilities, as shown by the number of important papers published in this field. However, a very common drawback of the existing literature is that, as soon as environmental aspects are taken into account, economical considerations (e.g. transportation costs) are ignored, leading to models with dubious practical interest. In this paper we take into account both the environmental impact and the transportation costs caused by the location of an obnoxious facility, and propose a solution method the well-known BSSS, with a new bounding scheme which exploits the structure of the problem.
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Operational Research
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)295–301
StatusUdgivet - 1997
Udgivet eksterntJa


  • Location theory
  • Global optimization
  • Semi-obnoxious facilities
  • Big-squares small-squares