Municipal solid waste landfill site selection for the city of Sanliurfa-Turkey: an example using MCDA integrated with GIS

2012-01-01
Yesilnacar, M. Irfan
Süzen, Mehmet Lütfi
Kaya, Basak Sener
DOYURAN, Vedat
A municipal solid waste (MSW) management system needs solid waste management (SWM) techniques where the presence of a sanitary landfill is vital. One of the most important issues of sanitary landfilling is to locate the facility to an optimal location. Despite the versatility and case-dependent nature of conventional expert-based site selection procedures, the number of sites to be chosen increases with increased population forcing a number of constraints. Consequently, constraints and environmental regulations mechanically mask unsuitable areas, leaving very little areas to be assessed. This turns the situation into a challenging issue for a geographical information system (GIS) used with multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), to select optimal site.

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M. I. Yesilnacar, M. L. Süzen, B. S. Kaya, and V. DOYURAN, “Municipal solid waste landfill site selection for the city of Sanliurfa-Turkey: an example using MCDA integrated with GIS,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DIGITAL EARTH, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 147–164, 2012, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/37299.