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 using 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 single 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.
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
1. Introduction 2. Waste Management: An Overview 3. Prioritization of Barriers of Waste Management: A Public-Awareness Approach 4. A Fuzzy-COPRAS Approach for Effective Agricultural Waste Management 5. Making E-Waste Management Successful 6. Challenges in the Management of Biomedical Wastes 7. Waste Management Practices to Maintain Sustainable Supply Chain Management: A Case Study on the Thermal Power Sector 8. Conclusion
Suchismita Satapathy, PhD, is Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India. She has published more than 100 articles in national and international journals and conferences. She has also published many books and e-books for academic and research purposes. She has worked as a special issue editor for many journals and has organized national and international conferences. Her areas of interest are production operation management, operation research, acoustics, sustainability, supply chain management, etc.
Debesh Mishra, PhD, has more than 10 years of teaching experience at different engineering colleges at both undergraduate and diploma levels. In addition, he has published book chapters and more than 20 articles in reputed journals and international conferences. His areas of interest include ergonomics, occupational health and safety, sustainability, supply chain management, optimization techniques, etc.
Prasenjit Chatterjee, PhD, is 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 for his work. He is the Lead Series Editor of the International Perspectives on Decision Analysis and Operations Research book series (Emerald Group Publishing), AAP Research Notes on Optimization and Decision-Making Theories (Apple Academic Press), and Frontiers of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (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).