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  
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. Furthermore, the criteria used to determine these consequences are often contradictory and not equally important. In the presence of multiple conflicting criteria, an optimal alternative scheme never exists. A multiple-criteria decision aid (MCDA) method to aid the Decision Maker (DM) in selecting the best compromise scheme for the
more » ... ent of End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) is presented in this paper. The constitution of a set of alternatives schemes, the selection of a list of relevant criteria to evaluate these alternative schemes and the choice of an appropriate management system are also analyzed in this framework. The proposed procedure relies on the PROMETHEE method which belongs to the well-known family of multiple criteria outranking methods. For this purpose, level, linear and Gaussian functions are used as preference functions.
doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2007.01.071 pmid:17324504 fatcat:nbd3v52wivbexobkzrgae55qde