Table 1 Georeferenced and non-georeferenced data included in the optim-O decision-support software tool.

From: Towards an integrated decision-support system for sustainable organic waste management (optim-O)

Type Category Description
Georeferenced Infrastructure and population Road networks Geometry, type of road, length, restrictions on road, name, address ranges, etc. (for routing)
Administrative limits Geometry, type (district, city, region, province), name, area, population
Existing treatment facilities Location and capacity of wastewater treatment, composting and anaerobic digestion facilities
Generators (households, services, businesses, industries) Size (known or estimated) and location of: residents, services (schools, hospitals, etc.), businesses (restaurants, groceries, etc.), and industries (manufacturers, agriculture, etc.)
Receivers Size and location of farms and industries
Occupied land Geometry, area, land use
Zoning
Transfer centers Location, type, capacity, restrictions
Hydrography Hydrographic network Geometry, type, class, name, water quality
Agricultural land Agricultural parcels Geometry, area, crop, nutrient saturation (N and P saturation)
Regulatory and market constraints Application restrictions Time of year, time of day, frequency
End-product restrictions Product quality restrictions for biosolids application
Non-georeferenced (though it can be case/region specific) Transportation Vehicle Type, capacity, restrictions, fuel requirements
Economic Revenues Prices for biogas, digestate, compost, recovered nutrients; Credits (carbon, subsidies, etc.)
Costs Energy and electricity, reactants, services, maintenance and repairs, labour and salaries, etc.
Financing Capital cost estimations, subsidies
Technical (modelling) Physical properties Flow rate, moisture content, solids content, density
Chemical properties Nutrient (NPK) and carbon content, pH, etc.
Biological properties Reaction rates, biodegradability, biogas yields, inhibition factors, etc.
Environmental Emission factors CO2, CH4, N2O, NOx, NH3
Social Emission factors Odours
Population density Included as georeferenced data