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

Adel Hatami-Marbini, Madjid Tavana, Masoumeh Moradi, Fatemeh Kangi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-426
Number of pages13
JournalSafety Science
Volume51
Issue number1
Early online date5 Oct 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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