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Evaluation of healthcare waste treatment/disposal alternatives by using multi criteria decision making techniques.
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PMID:  23315364     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Healthcare waste should be managed carefully because of infected, pathological, etc. content especially in developing countries. Applied management systems must be the most appropriate solution from a technical, environmental, economic and social point of view. The main objective of this study was to analyse the current status of healthcare waste management in Turkey, and to investigate the most appropriate treatment/disposal option by using different decision-making techniques. For this purpose, five different healthcare waste treatment/disposal alternatives including incineration, microwaving, on-site sterilization, off-site sterilization and landfill were evaluated according to two multi-criteria decision-making techniques: analytic network process (ANP) and ELECTRE. In this context, benefits, costs and risks for the alternatives were taken into consideration. Furthermore, the prioritization and ranking of the alternatives were determined and compared for both methods. According to the comparisons, the off-site sterilization technique was found to be the most appropriate solution in both cases.
Authors:
Aysun Ozkan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Waste management & research : the journal of the International Solid Wastes and Public Cleansing Association, ISWA     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1399-3070     ISO Abbreviation:  Waste Manag Res     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9881064     Medline TA:  Waste Manag Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Environmental Engineering, Anadolu University, Faculty of Engineering, Eskisehir, Turkey.
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