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Multi-criteria decision aid approach for the selection of the best compromise management scheme for ELVs: The case of Cyprus

I. Mergias, K. Moustakas, A. Papadopoulos, M. Loizidou
2007 Journal of Hazardous Materials  
A multiple-criteria decision aid (MCDA) method to aid the Decision Maker (DM) in selecting the best compromise scheme for the management of End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) is presented in this paper.  ...  Each alternative scheme for treating a vehicle at its end of life has its own consequences from a social, environmental, economic and technical point of view.  ...  The three R management practices were taken into account for the development of the multi-criteria analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2007.01.071 pmid:17324504 fatcat:nbd3v52wivbexobkzrgae55qde

Evaluation of models for dermal exposure assessment in farming systems in developing countries

Camilo Lesmes Fabian, Silvia Teubl, Claudia R Binder
2014 journal of Environmental Engineering and Ecological Science  
COSHH, DERM, DREAM, EASE, PHED, RISKOFDERM and STOFFENMANAGER) were evaluated according to a multi-criteria analysis and four models (i.e.  ...  Dermal Exposure Assessment is a crucial aspect within the risk assessment of pesticide use as it may lead to the development and improvement of measures to reduce the health risk of pesticides users.  ...  From a comparison of the models after a multi-criteria analysis, DERM, DREAM, PHED and RISKOFDERM were selected as the most appropriate models as they fulfill the required criteria for the case studies  ... 
doi:10.7243/2050-1323-3-1 fatcat:6mevsl3j5zdi3ojlx5rb3dspza

Application of a Method for Intelligent Multi-Criteria Analysis of the Environmental Impact of Tailing Ponds in Northern Kosovo and Metohija

Gordana Milentijević, Blagoje Nedeljković, Milena Lekić, Zoran Nikić, Ivica Ristović, Jelena Djokić
2016 Energies  
Application of intelligent multi-criteria analysis AHP and PROMETHEE has been performed in this paper for the purpose of ranking the degree of negative impact on the environment of tailing ponds.  ...  Analysis is performed for five tailing ponds of MMCC (Mining Metallurgy Chemical Combine) "Trepča", whereby two of the ponds are active and three inactive.  ...  The authors Milena Lekić, Zoran Nikić and Ivica Ristović have applied AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) and PROMETHEE (Preference Ranking Organization Method for Enrichment Evaluation) methods in order  ... 
doi:10.3390/en9110935 fatcat:7636wbn2djgwxetxr6oh3quaxa

Method of Selecting a Decontamination Site Deployment for Chemical Accident Consequences Elimination: Application of Multi-Criterial Analysis

Václav Talhofer, Šárka Hošková-Mayerová
2019 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
Multi-criterial analysis under the current use of digital geographic data is a quite common method used to evaluate the influence of the geographic environment on a planned or ongoing activity.  ...  Furthermore, the influence of change in weights of criteria on the complete result of the analysis is discussed.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi8040171 fatcat:jp46wwodnjcjbl53gjtxqgphmu

Sustainability indicators for biobased chemicals: A Delphi study using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis

Sophie Van Schoubroeck, Johan Springael, Miet Van Dael, Robert Malina, Steven Van Passel
2019 Resources, Conservation and Recycling  
Afterwards, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) is used to develop a consensus ranking among the experts.  ...  Experts are consulted by means of a Delphi method with stakeholders selected from three core groups: the private, public and academic sector.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to thank the Noun Project for contributing to the graphical abstract by designing and providing the necessary icons.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2018.12.024 fatcat:wlsgm2vbnbgxtmvb4odgc3erjm

Assessment of emerging and innovative techniques considering best available technique performances

Valérie Laforest
2014 Resources, Conservation and Recycling  
Performance assessment is based on a five-level scale coupled with a simple multicriteria analysis (MCA) method.  ...  Our method allows for choosing indicators to comply perfectly with the process studied. Only the first level of the tree is fixed. The other branches could be adapted to the case studied.  ...  Acknowledgements The author would like to thank Prof Jacques Bourgois for his help with this research, the three PhD students (C.Viglianti, L.Perrin, H.ElHaite) for their work, the Eau-Globe Moroccan Consultant  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2014.08.009 fatcat:vu2h6unlwncs5ap6hyfi2shh4i

A multi-criteria evaluation of the environmental performances of conventional, organic and integrated olive-growing systems in the south of Spain based on experts' knowledge

Carlos Parra-López, Javier Calatrava-Requena, Tomás de-Haro-Giménez
2007 Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems  
AHP enables us to deal with complex decision-making problems with multiple criteria, stakeholders and decision-makers, high uncertainty and risk, such as in the case of multi-criteria environmental comparison  ...  For this purpose, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), a widely used multi-criteria decision-making tool, has been implemented.  ...  Based on these pairwise comparisons, a comparison matrix (Â ) for each node can be constructed ::: ::: ::: ::: ::: Inverse elements :: : 1 0 B B B B B B B B @ 1 C C C C C C C C A : (1) A multi-criteria  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1742170507001731 fatcat:uuxsrplv3zb6tmh6g6zeetzrbm

A taxonomy and review of the multiple criteria decision-making literature in chemical engineering

Mohsen Pirdashti, Madjid Tavana, Mimi Haryani Hassim, Majid Behzadian, I.A. Karimi
2011 International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making  
This article can serve as a complete state-of-the-art reference for chemical engineers and it highlights the potential applications of MCDM in CE problems.  ...  Multiple criteria decision-making (MCDM) tools and methods have been widely used to solve chemical engineering (CE) problems that involve conflicting and multiple objectives of diverse types.  ...  Preference ranking organisation method for enrichment evaluation (PROMETHEE) The PROMETHEE family of outranking methods was first introduced by Brans (1982) in the form of partial ranking of alternatives  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijmcdm.2011.043556 fatcat:6qhxrlhtk5evnijthpq5zx5dnm

An integrated approach for fire extinguishers selection with DEMATEL and TODIM methods

Mesut Ulu, Hasan Şahin
2021 Business And Management Studies An International Journal  
After scoring for the criteria, the weights of the criteria were determined by DEMATEL method. With TODIM method, appropriate fire extinguishing agent selection and sequencing were made.  ...  In this study, effective criteria were determined by negotiating with supplier companies for the selection of suitable fire extinguishers.  ...  DEMATEL is a successful method for determining criterion weights, but it should be used in conjunction with another multi-criteria decision-making method to rank alternatives.  ... 
doi:10.15295/bmij.v9i4.1928 fatcat:lta3qu5zsvfxxpsbogzt5ttalm

Evaluation of Polymer Matrix Composite Waste Recycling Methods

Ieva Delvere, Marija Iltina, Maxat Shanbayev, Aray Abildayeva, Svetlana Kuzhamberdieva, Dagnija Blumberga
2019 Environmental and Climate Technologies  
Analytical Hierarchy Process and TOPSIS are applied for criteria weighing and method comparison. Sensitivity analysis is used to evaluate the obtained results.  ...  This paper focuses on different fiber reinforced plastics (FRP) waste recycling methods and their comparison by carrying out literature review and using multi-criteria decision making analysis (MCDA).  ...  Based on this information, four recycling methods are chosen for further comparison using chosen sustainability criteria and carrying out multi -criteria decision making analysis, specifically analytical  ... 
doi:10.2478/rtuect-2019-0012 fatcat:zkqfoukjsfdgtn5in5te5qwmfm

Identifying Biological Pathway Interrupting Toxins Using Multi-Tree Ensembles

Gergo Barta
2016 Frontiers in Environmental Science  
In our paper, we explore the significance and utility of assorted feature selection methods as the structural analyzers generate a plethora of features for each substance.  ...  Our research effort and the Toxicology in the Twenty First Century Data Challenge focused on cost-effective automation of toxicological testing, a chemical substance screening process looking for possible  ...  In our paper, we explore the significance and utility of assorted feature selection methods as the structural analyzers generate a plethora of features for each substance.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fenvs.2016.00052 fatcat:ygcoipw235gtnegppwzptwsygy

Seeking industrial synergies in the French Chemical Valley territory: a methodological approach for decision support

Cyrille Harpet, Emilie Gully, Christophe Blavot, Jacques Mehu, Jeanne Bonnet
2013 Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal  
environmental assessment using the SimaPro software and finally by a multi-criteria analysis of possible scenarios for the recovery of effluents (AMTRAD method, PROVADEMSE team).  ...  FOCUS ON THE AMTRAD MULTI-CRITERIA ANALYSIS OF INDUSTRIAL SYNERGY SCENARIOS The multi-criteria analysis performed with the AMTRAD tool was the key step in the decision support process.  ... 
doi:10.1504/pie.2013.055054 fatcat:hcp2scynzvf7pdvfd7gbutnrie

Towards an Eco-Efficient Development Strategy that Minimises the Risks Associated with the Location of Gas Stations in Human Settlements: A Fuzzy PROMETHEE Method

Samuel Batambock, Innocent Ndoh Mbue, Dieudonne Bitondo
2022 World Journal of Engineering and Technology  
of households subject to a group of four criteria.  ...  Evaluating real world situations in risky environments based on various qualitative/quantitative criteria in order to suggest a strategy/policy among available options is one of the critical challenges  ...  Step 6 Determine the multi-criteria preference index (Equation ( 11 )). ( Step 7 Obtain the preference order Here, the ranking can be made either partially or completely.  ... 
doi:10.4236/wjet.2022.101007 fatcat:n6ldqyyfujg6rd7sltizw4ixr4

When drug discovery meets web search: Learning to Rank for ligand-based virtual screening

Wei Zhang, Lijuan Ji, Yanan Chen, Kailin Tang, Haiping Wang, Ruixin Zhu, Wei Jia, Zhiwei Cao, Qi Liu
2015 Journal of Cheminformatics  
The rapid increase in the emergence of novel chemical substances presents a substantial demands for more sophisticated computational methodologies for drug discovery.  ...  Integration of heterogeneous data when compound affinities are measured in different platforms. Results: A standard pipeline was designed to carry out Learning to Rank in virtual screening.  ...  This work was supported by the Young Teachers for the Doctoral Program of Ministry of Education, China  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13321-015-0052-z pmid:25705262 pmcid:PMC4333300 fatcat:6sm2iolmqrcclhrsh7ow3jbtmm

Sensory and Instrumental Methods of Meat Evaluation: A Review

Siraj Sh. Mohammed Adam
2021 International journal of food science and agriculture  
This review will help in a better understanding of these techniques and the selection of the most appropriate at various stages of new product development, with a focus on meat products.  ...  Various types of sensory and instrumental analyses have been highlighted as important techniques in new product development for evaluating the quality and marketability of novel products.  ...  Yesihak Yusuf for his suggestions, comments and advice. I also thanks my friends who giving information, guidance, comments and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.26855/ijfsa.2021.12.010 fatcat:glij64eg6na6pfrsekby5a3bk4
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