Environmental Management

, Volume 30, Issue 6, pp 0816–0830

Fuzzy Multiple-Criteria Decision-Making Approach for Industrial Green Engineering


DOI: 10.1007/s00267-002-2673-z

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CHIOU, HK. & TZENG, GH. Environmental Management (2002) 30: 0816. doi:10.1007/s00267-002-2673-z


This paper describes a fuzzy hierarchical analytic approach to determine the weighting of subjective judgments. In addition, it presents a nonadditive fuzzy integral technique to evaluate a green engineering industry case as a fuzzy multicriteria decision-making (FMCDM) problem. When the investment strategies are evaluated from various aspects, such as economic effectiveness, technical feasibility, and environmental regulation, it can be regarded as an FMCDM problem. Since stakeholders cannot clearly estimate each considered criterion in terms of numerical values for the anticipated alternatives/strategies, fuzziness is considered to be applicable. Consequently, this paper uses triangular fuzzy numbers to establish weights and anticipated achievement values. By ranking fuzzy weights and fuzzy synthetic utility values, we can determine the relative importance of criteria and decide the best strategies. This paper applies what is called a λ fuzzy measure and nonadditive fuzzy integral technique to evaluate the synthetic performance of green engineering strategies for aquatic products processors in Taiwan. In addition, we demonstrate that the nonadditive fuzzy integral is an effective evaluation and appears to be appropriate, especially when the criteria are not independent.

KEY WORDS: Green engineering industry; Nonadditive fuzzy integral; Fuzzy multicriteria decision-making; λ fuzzy measure 

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Authors and Affiliations

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  1. 1.Department of Statistics, College of Management, National Defense University, P.O. Box 90046-15 Chungho, Taipei 235, TaiwanTW
  2. 2.Institute of Technology Management, and, Energy and Environmental Research Group, College of Management, National Chiao Tung University, 1001, Ta-Hsuch Rd., Hsinchu 300, TaiwanTW

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