A fuzzy group Electre method for safety and health assessment in hazardous waste recycling facilities

Date

2013

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Elsevier

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Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Decision making in environmental problems is a complex task due to multiple and often conflicting criteria, varying measurements, qualitative and quantitative input parameters, and lack of exact data. In this paper, we propose a multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) model based on an integrated fuzzy approach in the context of Hazardous Waste Recycling (HWR). The proposed method: (a) takes into consideration judgments provided by multiple decision makers (DMs); (b) is based on a structured but yet flexible framework; (c) considers quantitative objective data and qualitative subjective judgments; (d) captures the ambiguity and impreciseness in DMs’ judgments, and (e) results in a final priority ranking which is not vague. We demonstrate the application of the proposed model for safety and health assessment in HWR facilities.

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Multi-criteria decision making, Electre, Fuzzy logic, Safety and health, Hazardous waste, Group decision making process

Citation

Hatami-Marbini, A., Tavana, M., Moradi, M. and Kangi, F. (2013) A fuzzy group Electre method for safety and health assessment in hazardous waste recycling facilities. Safety Science, 51 (1), pp. 414-426

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Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)