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IJESD 2015 Vol.6(12): 934-937 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.725

Site Selection of Sarein's Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Using the GIS Technique and SAW Method

Seiied Taghi Seiied Safavian, Ebrahim Fataei, Taghi Ebadi, and Ali Mohamadian
Abstract—With regard to increasing the population growth and increasing the volume and variety of urban wastes, sanitary landfill procedure is one of the most common excretion ways in different countries. There is several ways for locating the waste landfill sites. In this research it has been tried to select suitable site for waste landfill of tourist city of Sarein which is placed in north-western of Ardabil province in Iran country by using the GIS software package and integrating the Saw and AHP methods. For this purpose, in the first step Sarein's urban waste landfill site was selected based on Iran's Department of Environment's criteria with applying the GIS software and AHP method.
After overlaying of mentioned-criteria maps, four sites was selected that had maximum score by evaluating of properties of identified sites, one of sites was identified as the first priority by using the SAW method.

Index Terms—Sanitary landfill, multi-criteria analysis method, GIS software, Arbabil, Iran.

Seiied Taghi Seiied Safavian is with the Young Researchers and Elite Club, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran (e-mail: tagisafavian@gmail.com).
Ebrahim Fataei is with the Environmental Engineering Department, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardebil, Iran (e-mail: ebfataei@gmail.com).
Taghi Ebadi is with the Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (e-mail: drtebadi@gmail.com).
Ali Mohamadian is with Technical College, University Dusseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany (e-mail: a.mohammadian@iauardabil.ac.ir).

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Cite: Seiied Taghi Seiied Safavian, Ebrahim Fataei, Taghi Ebadi, and Ali Mohamadian, "Site Selection of Sarein's Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Using the GIS Technique and SAW Method," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 12, pp. 934-937, 2015.

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