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A new fuzzy multi-criteria decision making approach for municipal solid waste disposal options

Tarmudi, Zamali and Abdullah, Mohd Lazim and Md. Tap, Abu Osman (2009) A new fuzzy multi-criteria decision making approach for municipal solid waste disposal options. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management 2009, 4 (1). pp. 20-37. ISSN 1823-8556

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Abstract

The decision on how to dispose municipal solid waste (MSW) is debatable, since there are many uncertain variables, Currently, this issue is discussed deeply among researchers and practitioners worldwide. This paper focuses on the development of the new multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) approach with emphasizes on the various types of the input data in the evaluation process. By utilising both the analytic hierarchy process and fuzzy ideal solution method, the use of concentration and dilation concept was fully employed in the proposed method. The fundamental theory is briefly discussed to formulate the existing problem inline with the present dilemma of solid waste disposal. Validation through a case study was employed to demonstrate the applicability of the proposed method. The results showed that the model offers a versatile judgement, is clear in procedures and is successful in dealing with situations of diversified and too ill-defined in terms of input data. Moreover, it deals efficiently with the uncertainty ofthe initial information and facilitates systematic decision making.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5996/987
Uncontrolled Keywords: Analytic hierachy process (AHP); Fuzzy ideal solution; Linguistic hedges; Multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) model; Municipal soild waste (MSW)
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology

Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: Mrs. Wan Salwati Wan Salleh
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2011 03:45
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 08:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/987

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