Title: Selection of hazardous industrial waste transportation firm using extended VIKOR method under fuzzy environment

Authors: Golam Kabir

Addresses: School of Engineering, University of British Columbia (UBC), Kelowna, British Columbia, V1V 1V7, Canada

Abstract: Hazardous and toxic industrial wastes may cause or significantly contribute to extensive damage to both humans and the environment when improperly handled. Evaluation of the proper and most appropriate hazardous industrial waste transportation firm is an important problem for hazardous waste generators. In general, many factors affect the appropriate hazardous industrial waste transportation firm selection problem which adheres to uncertain and imprecise data, and usually several people from different functional areas of the company are involved in this process. In this paper, an improved and more effective hazardous industrial waste transportation firm selection model has been developed through integrating VIKOR method with fuzzy set theory. A numerical example is proposed to illustrate an application of the proposed model.

Keywords: Delphi method; fuzzy sets; hazardous waste transport; industrial waste; multicriteria decision making; MCDM; fuzzy VIKOR; transport firm selection; fuzzy logic; hazardous materials; toxic waste.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDATS.2015.067700

International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies, 2015 Vol.7 No.1, pp.40 - 58

Available online: 18 Feb 2015 *

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