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Multiple criteria analysis for selecting suitable sites for construction of sanitary landfill based on hydrogeological data; Case study of Kea Island (Aegean Sea, Hellas)

  • G. Yoxas
  • T. Samara
  • L. Sargologou
  • G. Stournaras
Part of the Environmental Earth Sciences book series (EESCI)

Abstract

The scope of this paper is to define the appropriate geoenvironmental parameters that directly affect the identification of the most suitable sites for sanitary landfill construction subject to hydrogeological data. The methodology developed in this research, includes four distinct stages of research, data collection, analysis, definition of the geological parameters, calibration and standardization of the criteria in a GIS environment and evaluation of suitability index corresponding to the most suitable sites for landfill construction. The preparation of the final map was the result of the combination between the thematic maps with respect to Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). The resulting land suitability is reported on a grading scale of low to high, which is, respectively, from least to most suitable areas.

Keywords

Analytical Hierarchy Process Geographical Information System Landfill Site Suitable Site Sanitary Landfill 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Yoxas
    • 1
  • T. Samara
    • 1
  • L. Sargologou
    • 1
  • G. Stournaras
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geology and GeoenvironmentUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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