MULTIPLE CRITERIA DECISION MAKING OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR WASTE COLLECTION VEHICLES IN SOUTHEAST REGION OF SERBIA

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Goran S. PETROVIĆ Miloš J. MADIĆ Danijel S. MARKOVIĆ Predrag Dj. MILIĆ Gordana M. STEFANOVIĆ

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In this paper multiple criteria decision making approach of alternative fuels for waste collection vehicles in southeast region of Serbia was presented. Eight alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies were ranked according to thirteen criteria, including financial, socio-technical, and environmental. Assessment of alternatives was performed by using the weighted aggregated sum product assessment method and results were verified using multi-objective optimization on the basis of ratio analysis method. Considered criteria were obtained from previous researches and by assessment of professional experts from manufacturing industries, public utility companies, and academics institutions. The analysis showed that both biodiesel fuels – derived from used cooking oil or from vegetable oils are the best alternative fuels for Serbian waste collection vehicles in this point of time. Compressed natural gas-powered vehicles were also ranked high in this analysis, but due to the lack of financial capability for their purchase (especially in southeast region of Serbia), their gradual introduction into the waste collection fleet was proposed.

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PETROVIĆ, Goran S. et al. MULTIPLE CRITERIA DECISION MAKING OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS FOR WASTE COLLECTION VEHICLES IN SOUTHEAST REGION OF SERBIA. Thermal Science, [S.l.], v. 20, p. S1585-S1598, feb. 2017. ISSN 2334-7163. Available at: <http://thermal-science.tech/journal/index.php/thsci/article/view/1674>. Date accessed: 14 dec. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI16S5585P.
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Received 2017-02-07
Accepted 2017-02-07
Published 2017-02-07

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