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Application of geographical information system in disposal site selection for hazardous wastes.

Rezaeimahmoudi M, Esmaeli A, Gharegozlu A, Shabanian H, Rokni L - J Environ Health Sci Eng (2014)

Bottom Line: GIs and AHP model is introduced as the technical, useful and accelerator tool for disposal site selection.Furthermore it is determined that geological factor is the most effective layer for site selection.It is suggested that geological conditions should be considered primarily then other factors are taken into consideration.

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Affiliation: Department of GIS & RS, School of Environment and Energy , Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: The aim of this study was to provide a scientific method based on Geographical Information System (GIS) regarding all sustainable development measures to locate a proper landfill for disposal of hazardous wastes, especially industrial (radioactive) wastes.

Methods: Seven effective factors for determining hazardous waste landfill were applied in Qom Province, central Iran. These criteria included water, slope, population centers, roads, fault, protected areas and geology. The Analysis Hierarchical Process (AHP) model based on pair comparison was used. First, the weight of each factor was determined by experts; afterwards each layer of maps entered to ARC GIS and with special weight multiplied together, finally the best suitable site was introduced.

Results: The most suitable sites for burial were in northwest and west of Qom Province and eventually five zones were introduced as the sample sites.

Conclusion: GIs and AHP model is introduced as the technical, useful and accelerator tool for disposal site selection. Furthermore it is determined that geological factor is the most effective layer for site selection. It is suggested that geological conditions should be considered primarily then other factors are taken into consideration.

No MeSH data available.


Zoning of appropriate locations for disposal wastes in the region.
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Fig3: Zoning of appropriate locations for disposal wastes in the region.

Mentions: Results indicated that the studied province had relatively proper situation for disposal of nuclear wastes in terms of six criteria of water resources, slope, population centers, roads, protected areas and fault. However, given the constraints of the studied area in relation to geological formations, the map indicated that very limited areas in the north, northwest, southwest and south of Qom Province are appropriate for disposal of nuclear wastes; means that geological measure is considered as the most important limiting factor in the identification of nuclear waste disposal in the city of Qom. FigureĀ 3 shows the most appropriate locations for disposal wastes in the region.Figure 3


Application of geographical information system in disposal site selection for hazardous wastes.

Rezaeimahmoudi M, Esmaeli A, Gharegozlu A, Shabanian H, Rokni L - J Environ Health Sci Eng (2014)

Zoning of appropriate locations for disposal wastes in the region.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4256893&req=5

Fig3: Zoning of appropriate locations for disposal wastes in the region.
Mentions: Results indicated that the studied province had relatively proper situation for disposal of nuclear wastes in terms of six criteria of water resources, slope, population centers, roads, protected areas and fault. However, given the constraints of the studied area in relation to geological formations, the map indicated that very limited areas in the north, northwest, southwest and south of Qom Province are appropriate for disposal of nuclear wastes; means that geological measure is considered as the most important limiting factor in the identification of nuclear waste disposal in the city of Qom. FigureĀ 3 shows the most appropriate locations for disposal wastes in the region.Figure 3

Bottom Line: GIs and AHP model is introduced as the technical, useful and accelerator tool for disposal site selection.Furthermore it is determined that geological factor is the most effective layer for site selection.It is suggested that geological conditions should be considered primarily then other factors are taken into consideration.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of GIS & RS, School of Environment and Energy , Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT

Background: The aim of this study was to provide a scientific method based on Geographical Information System (GIS) regarding all sustainable development measures to locate a proper landfill for disposal of hazardous wastes, especially industrial (radioactive) wastes.

Methods: Seven effective factors for determining hazardous waste landfill were applied in Qom Province, central Iran. These criteria included water, slope, population centers, roads, fault, protected areas and geology. The Analysis Hierarchical Process (AHP) model based on pair comparison was used. First, the weight of each factor was determined by experts; afterwards each layer of maps entered to ARC GIS and with special weight multiplied together, finally the best suitable site was introduced.

Results: The most suitable sites for burial were in northwest and west of Qom Province and eventually five zones were introduced as the sample sites.

Conclusion: GIs and AHP model is introduced as the technical, useful and accelerator tool for disposal site selection. Furthermore it is determined that geological factor is the most effective layer for site selection. It is suggested that geological conditions should be considered primarily then other factors are taken into consideration.

No MeSH data available.