A Fuzzy Preference Structure for the Selection of Municipal Waste Facility Location

Ibrahim Sabry, Dinu Thomas Thekkuden, Abdel Hamid I. Mourad, Ahmed M. El-Kassas

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Abstract

The selection of a facility location among alternative locations is a multi-criteria decision-making problem that includes both subjective and objective criteria. The conventional approaches to facility location problems tend to be less effective in dealing with the imprecise or vagueness nature of the linguistic assessment. Thus, this situation can be regarded as a fuzzy multiple-criteria decision making problem considering the fuzziness and uncertainty of subjective perception. This paper proposes an alternative approach, the additive fuzzy integral, to cope with the evaluation of fuzzy MCDM problems. To illustrate the proposed procedure, the site selection of municipal waste is investigated. In this paper, the classification of subjective and objective criteria is constructed. Factor analysis is employed to extract four independent common factors, subjective and objective, with seven sub-criteria for evaluating the four location alternatives. In this paper triangular fuzzy number is employed to represent the decision-makers subjective preferences on the considered criteria and alternatives. The evaluation frame is constructed by using the Analytic Hierarchy Process which fuzzified to derive the relative weights with respect to each type of criteria. The fuzzy synthetic evaluation is aggregated with fuzzy performance values and the best location is chosen.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665418010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2022 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Feb 21 2022Feb 24 2022

Publication series

Name2022 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2022

Conference

Conference2022 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period2/21/222/24/22

Keywords

  • Analytic Hierarchy Process
  • Facility location
  • Fuzzy sets
  • Group decision
  • Municipal waste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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