Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 26, Issue 18, pp 18687–18707 | Cite as

An interactive group decision model for selecting treatment schemes for mitigating air pollution

  • Jun-Liang Du
  • Yong LiuEmail author
  • Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest
Research Article


Air pollution has caused huge losses of life and property. So, how to choose a practically effective scheme to m.itigate air pollution is of great significance. However, such a selection problem of treatment schemes represents really a group negotiation process of many decision makers (DMs), involving a variety of fuzzy information and preferences. To successfully address this selection problem, this paper proposes a novel group negotiation decision model by jointly employing various approaches, such as hesitant fuzzy set, grey target, grey incidence analysis, and graph model for conflict resolution (GMCR). Then, this model is used to determine the equilibrium schemes for treating air pollution. It is expected that this work provides a method for Chinese government to introduce programs to target air pollution control.


Air pollution Scheme selection Conflict resolution Grey incidence analysis Equilibrium scheme 



This work is partially funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (71503103;71801085;71802098); the Humanities and Social Sciences of Education Ministry (17YJC640233); Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BK20150157); Social Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (14GLC008); Soft Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (BR2018005); Jiangsu Province University Philosophy and Social Sciences for Key Research Program (2017ZDIXM034); the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2019JDZD06); and Postgraduate Research and Practice Innovation Program of Jiangsu Provence (KYCX18_1885). Even with all these funding agencies, this work does not involve any conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun-Liang Du
    • 1
  • Yong Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest
    • 1
  1. 1.School of BusinessJiangnan UniversityWuxiChina

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