Regional landfill site selection with GIS and analytical hierarchy process techniques: A case study of Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Elmira Shamshiry, Abdul Mumin Abdulai, Mazlin Mokhtar, Ibrahim Komoo

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Abstract

Increasing population and urbanization pose a huge challenge for municipal authorities to select suitable landfill site to dispose the increasing quantities of solid waste. Wrong landfill siting can result in social, environmental and economic cost. Therefore, suitable approaches are required to select landfill sites because that can enhance sound waste disposal practice in the fast-growing urban areas. The Geographic Information System based Multi-criteria Decision Analysis has been used in this chapter to examine the essentials of an effective site selection. GIS-based MCDA is an intelligent system that transforms spatial data into valuable information which can be used to make critical decisions. The analytical hierarchy process is utilized to assist the prioritization process. In Langkawi, disposal of municipal solid waste into open sites could lead to different adverse impacts on public health and the physical environment. This paper represents simple but effective method to assist landfill site selection efforts in the Langkawi.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Cultural and Economic Impacts of the Information Society
PublisherIGI Global
Pages248-282
Number of pages35
ISBN (Print)9781466685994, 1466685980, 9781466685987
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2015

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Site selection
Land fill
Geographic information systems
Waste disposal
Decision theory
Municipal solid waste
Solid wastes
Public health
Intelligent systems
Acoustic waves
Economics
Costs

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  • Computer Science(all)

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Shamshiry, E., Abdulai, A. M., Mokhtar, M., & Komoo, I. (2015). Regional landfill site selection with GIS and analytical hierarchy process techniques: A case study of Langkawi Island, Malaysia. In Handbook of Research on Cultural and Economic Impacts of the Information Society (pp. 248-282). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8598-7.ch011

Regional landfill site selection with GIS and analytical hierarchy process techniques : A case study of Langkawi Island, Malaysia. / Shamshiry, Elmira; Abdulai, Abdul Mumin; Mokhtar, Mazlin; Komoo, Ibrahim.

Handbook of Research on Cultural and Economic Impacts of the Information Society. IGI Global, 2015. p. 248-282.

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Shamshiry, E, Abdulai, AM, Mokhtar, M & Komoo, I 2015, Regional landfill site selection with GIS and analytical hierarchy process techniques: A case study of Langkawi Island, Malaysia. in Handbook of Research on Cultural and Economic Impacts of the Information Society. IGI Global, pp. 248-282. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8598-7.ch011
Shamshiry E, Abdulai AM, Mokhtar M, Komoo I. Regional landfill site selection with GIS and analytical hierarchy process techniques: A case study of Langkawi Island, Malaysia. In Handbook of Research on Cultural and Economic Impacts of the Information Society. IGI Global. 2015. p. 248-282 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8598-7.ch011
Shamshiry, Elmira ; Abdulai, Abdul Mumin ; Mokhtar, Mazlin ; Komoo, Ibrahim. / Regional landfill site selection with GIS and analytical hierarchy process techniques : A case study of Langkawi Island, Malaysia. Handbook of Research on Cultural and Economic Impacts of the Information Society. IGI Global, 2015. pp. 248-282
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