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Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Techniques in Waste Management
A Case Study of India

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ISBN 9781774630136
September 1, 2021 Forthcoming by Apple Academic Press
288 Pages

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Book Description

This book addresses the problem of waste management by using multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methods. The authors discuss how to apply MCDM, a complex decision-making tool that involves both quantitative and qualitative factors, to develop strategies for effective waste management. The book explains how to apply MCDM techniques that utilize various optimization models to rank alternatives, while also incorporating the concerns and needs of multiple stakeholders to find the most optimal decisions for various types of wastes. Typically, there does not exist a singular optimal solution to waste problems; with help of MCDM, far better solutions can often be found and utilized to facilitate sustainable waste management techniques in various industries. Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Techniques in Waste Management: A Case Study of India discusses the application of fuzzy COPRAS-based multi-criteria decision-making strategies to address the ever-growing need to manage waste. The authors also address the application of MCDM for different types of wastes and waste products, such as biomedical wastes. They also consider innovative e-waste management strategies, showing how the use of highly sensitive Internet of Thing-based devices along with artificial intelligence (AI) can make significant positive changes in waste recycling. Case studies are included to help illustrate the text.This book provides unique, effective, and quick decision-making strategies for waste management. With the ever-increasing population and continuing human development, the problem of managing waste becomes increasingly essential, and this volume helps lead the way to finding sustainable solutions.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Introduction 2. Waste Management in India: A Review 3. Prioritization of Barriers of Waste Management in India by Multi-Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM) Methods 4. A Fuzzy-COPRAS Approach for Effective Agricultural Waste Management in India 5. Making E-Waste Management Successful in India 6. Challenges in the Management of Biomedical Wastes in India 7. Waste Management Practices to Maintain Sustainable Supply Chain Management: A Case Study on Thermal Power Sector 8. Conclusion Index"

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Suchismita Satapathy, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India. She has published more than 25 articles in national and international journals and conferences. She has also published many books and e-books for academic and research purpose. Her area of interest is production operation management, operation research, acoustics, sustainability, supply chain management, etc. With more than 15 years of teaching and research experience, she has guided many PhD, MTech, and BTech students.
Debesh Mishra is a research scholar in the School of Mechanical Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India. He has published more than 12 articles in different international journals and conferences. He has more than 10 years of teaching experience.
Prasenjit Chatterjee, PhD, is currently working as an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at MCKV Institute of Engineering, India. He has over 80 research papers in various international journals and peer-reviewed conferences. He has received numerous awards, including a Best Track Paper Award, Outstanding Reviewer Award, Best Paper Award, Bright Researcher Award, Outstanding Researcher Award, and University Gold Medal. He is the guest editor of several special issues in several Scopus-indexed journals and Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics) journals. He is currently editing and authoring books on decision-making approaches and sustainability. He is the Lead Series Editor of the International Perspectives on Decision Analysis and Operations Research book series; AAP Research Notes on Optimization and Decision-Making Theories book series (Apple Academic Press); and Frontiers of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering book series (Apple Academic Press). Dr. Chatterjee is one of the developers of a new multiple-criteria decision-making method called “Measurement of Alternatives and Ranking according to COmpromise Solution” (MARCOS).