Municipal solid waste data quality on artificial neural network performance

S. O. Masebinu, E. T. Akinlabi, Edison Muzenda, A. O. Aboyade, Charles Mbohwa, Musaida Mercy Manyuchi, P. Naidoo

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Short and long-term municipal solid waste (MSW) management requires adequate planning. Understanding the relationship among variables that affect MSW generation and predicting MSW based on them is needed for an effective planning. Methodologies to forecast MSW are numerous and have been implemented at different level of data granularity. Lack of data in many African cities and countries has hampered effective waste management plan. The lack
of data has mainly been attributed to insufficient budget and lack of capacity to implement such management structure. In this study, we investigated the impact of data quality on forecasting efficiency using advanced prediction techniques. It was observed that the quality of waste related data variables determines the extent of model reliability and prediction accuracy.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event2nd International Engineering Conference 2017 - Minna, Nigeria
Duration: Oct 17 2017Oct 19 2017


Conference2nd International Engineering Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleIEC 2017


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