Sustainable framework for water desalination supply chain: Delphi-AHP technique

H. Balfaqih, Zulkifli Mohd Nopiah, M. T. Al-Nory, Nizaroyani Saibani

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Abstract

The interest in desalination has been growing steadily for the recent decades due to the global increased demand for fresh water. However, there are few studies considered evaluating the desalination supply chain as a whole. Thus, the purpose of this study is to develop a framework that is designed to evaluate the sustainability of desalination supply chain. Different desalination and supply chain performance measures have been reviewed and distributed into economic, social, operation, and environmental perspective. The performance measures and metrics have been further refined by a panel of experts using Delphi-AHP technique. A weight factor has been assigned to each perspective and metric according to its significant in desalination supply chain. The proposed framework could serve as a reference for the researchers in desalination industry. It is believed that both academics and practitioners would benefit from the framework developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4721-4724
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017

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Keywords

  • AHP
  • Delphi
  • Desalination
  • Performance measurement
  • Supply chain
  • Sustainability

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Sustainable framework for water desalination supply chain : Delphi-AHP technique. / Balfaqih, H.; Mohd Nopiah, Zulkifli; Al-Nory, M. T.; Saibani, Nizaroyani.

In: Advanced Science Letters, Vol. 23, No. 5, 01.05.2017, p. 4721-4724.

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