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Implementation of the AHP Method for Determining the Weights of Factors Decisive for the Location of the Municipal Waste Conversion Plant, on the Example of the City of Krakow

Siejka, Monika, Mika, Monika
Acta horticulturae et regiotecturae 2017 v.20 no.1 pp. 19-23
multivariate analysis, waste incineration, wastes
The paper proposes a methodology for calculating the weights of factors determining the choice of location of municipal waste incineration plant (MWIP). Objective and accurate determination of the weights offers the optimal choice of location. To achieve the planned purpose, the method of the analytical hierarchical process was applied. The study included seven potential locations for the municipal waste incineration plant, located within the area of the city of Krakow. The objective of the analysis, which is the subject of this publication, is determination of weights of factors decisive for the choice of MWIP location. These weights were calculated using the method of the analytical hierarchical process. The choice of the method is dictated by the fact that in the studied case we deal with multivariate analysis, and its components are described both in quantitative and qualitative ways.