The application of a multi-parameter analysis in choosing the location of a new solid waste landfill in Serbia
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This article presents a process of evaluation and selection of the most favourable location for a sanitary landfill facility from three alternative locations, by applying a multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) method. An incorrect choice of location for a landfill facility can have a significant negative economic and environmental impact, such as the pollution of air, ground and surface waters. The aim of this article is to present several improvements in the practical process of landfill site selection using the VIKOR MCDM compromise ranking method integrated with a fuzzy analytic hierarchy process approach for determining the evaluation criteria weighing coefficients. The VIKOR method focuses on ranking and selecting from a set of alternatives in the presence of conflicting and non-commensurable (different units) criteria, and on proposing a compromise solution that is closest to the ideal solution. The work shows that valuable site ranking lists can be obtained using the VIKOR meth...od, which is a suitable choice when there is a large number of relevant input parameters.
Keywords:Solid waste landfill / multi-criteria decision making / compromise ranking / fuzzy AHP / VIKOR method
Source:Waste Management & Research, 2013, 31, 10, 1019-1027
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