A FUZZY MULTI-ATTRIBUTE METHOD FOR THE EVALUATION OF WEEE MANAGEMENT SCENARIOS


Ucuncuoglu C., ULUKAN H. Z.

9th International FLINS Conference on Computational Intelligence: Foundations and Applications, Emei, PEOPLES R CHINA, 2 - 04 Ağustos 2010, cilt.4, ss.348-354 identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 4
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1142/9789814324700_0051
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Emei
  • Basıldığı Ülke: PEOPLES R CHINA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.348-354

Özet

Waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) constitutes one of the most complicated solid waste streams in terms of its composition, and, as a result, it is difficult to be effectively managed. The selection of a technologically reliable, environmentally friendly, economically affordable and socially acceptable management scenario for WEEE is a significant question. The use of multi-attribute decision making methods in WEEE management has the advantage of rendering subjective and implicit decision making more objective and transparent. The aim of this paper is to provide an analytical tool to select the best WEEE management scenario. Fuzzy analytic network process was used to evaluate the alternative scenarios. A numerical illustration is included to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.