Environmental sustainability: Multi-criteria decision analysis for resource recovery from organic fraction of municipal solid waste

S. O. Masebinu, E. T. Akinlabi, E. Muzenda, C. Mbohwa, A. O. Aboyade, T. Mahlatsi

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Abstract

Landfills within the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) are running out of airspace. To slow down airspace consumption rate, waste discharged at these landfills must be minimised, and where possible recover useful resources. A multi-criteria decision tool, the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) was employed to appropriate technologies for fruit and vegetables waste discharge at Robinson Deep landfill. The goal of the approach is environmental sustainability. Pairwise comparison of four criteria and four technology alternatives were investigated. Data used were retrieved from a research group and consultations with waste to energy experts. Of the four technology alternatives, anaerobic digestion (AD) is the most preferred. Incineration technology has 49.42% preference to AD because it is perceived to reduce the bulkiness of waste discharged at the landfill. Composting has 25.24% preference to AD and it is believed to encourage home management of waste. Consistency ratio for all pairwise comparison was less than 0.1.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1543-1547
Number of pages5
Volume2016-December
ISBN (Electronic)9781509036653
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 27 2016
Event2016 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2016 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: Dec 4 2016Dec 7 2016

Other

Other2016 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2016
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period12/4/1612/7/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Masebinu, S. O., Akinlabi, E. T., Muzenda, E., Mbohwa, C., Aboyade, A. O., & Mahlatsi, T. (2016). Environmental sustainability: Multi-criteria decision analysis for resource recovery from organic fraction of municipal solid waste. In 2016 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2016 (Vol. 2016-December, pp. 1543-1547). [7798136] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2016.7798136