A goal programming model for the coal blending problem

J. Lyu, A. Gunasekaran, C. Y. Chen, C. Kao

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This paper presents a coal blending management system incorporating a goal programming (GP) model. The main aim of this paper is to develop a goal programming (GP) model with an objective to provide a decision support system for coal stockyard managers. This model determines appropriate quantities of coal from different stockpiles for a consistent feeding of blended coal while meeting environmental and boiler performance requirements. Finally, the model is implemented as an operational decision making support system so that a novice operator will have no difficulty is using it. A real-world case is presented to illustrate the application of the model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)861-868
Number of pages8
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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