Accession Number : ADA270712


Title :   A Decision Support Model Using Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Analysis to Select Cost-Effective Alternatives for Hazardous Materials


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Burley, Blaine F ; Phillips, Kirk A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a270712.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 178


Abstract : This research focuses on the development of a decision support model to select cost-effective alternatives for hazardous materials using life cycle cost (LCC) analysis. The model provides an effective decision-making tool to evaluate the economic feasibility of using alternatives for hazardous materials. Given a specific operation, the users of this model can enter site-specific cost data to determine the total LCCs of using baseline hazardous materials (i.e., hazardous materials currently being used in an operation), as well as the total LCCs of using various alternatives. This thesis postulates that the material having the lowest total LCC is considered to be the best alternative. In calculating the total LCC of a material, the following 12 LCC categories are evaluated: procurement, transportation, handling, facility, personal protection, medical, training, emergency response, monitoring, disposal, liability, and intangible cost. This research also includes a case study of an Air Force operation (Pathology Lab Tissue Processing) to illustrate the use of the decision support model. Although the case study specifically addresses a single Air Force operation, the model can be applied to any operation that uses hazardous materials.


Descriptors :   *WASTE MANAGEMENT , *HAZARDOUS WASTES , *POLLUTION ABATEMENT , *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , TRANSPORTATION , AIR FORCE , EMERGENCIES , DECISION MAKING , COST EFFECTIVENESS , TOXIC HAZARDS , MODELS , TRAINING , MONITORING , AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , POLLUTION , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , HANDLING , COST ANALYSIS , THESES , COSTS , CASE STUDIES , LIFE CYCLE COSTS , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , WASTE DISPOSAL


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE