Al-Mseiab Qadaa Landfill Site Selection Using GIS and Multicriteria Decision Analysis



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محمد علي حسن الانباري
21/02/2019 11:24:07

Solid waste management is becoming a more serious problem with time especially in developing
countries like Iraq. It is not regulated sufficiently in Iraq. At present, there are various techniques
used for solid waste management such as landfill, thermal treatment, biological treatment, recycling
etc. The landfill is the most common mode for the disposal of solid waste. There are no regulations
for landfill site selection which is quite complex process. In this study, landfill site selection
was performed by using Multicriteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) and Geographic Information System
(GIS) for the Al-Mseiabqadaa. Even in the case of existing landfills in this qadaa, it’s temporary
or non-conforming to the environmental condition. In order to determine landfill site that is good
for the inhabitants and the environment several criteria (e.g. as Urban centers, Land use, Airports,
Pipes, Power lines, Railways, Roads, Slope, Streams, Surface water, Industrial areas, Oil pipes, Liquid
gas pipes, Soil types) were used to select the proper site. The MCDA was used to measure the
relative importance weighting for each criterion used. Each map layer was formed with the aid of
GIS and final suitability map was created by overlay analyses of each criterion map. According to
obtained results, high and low suitable areas were determined in the study area. Field checks
were also performed to determine the accuracy and suitability of candidate site.
Keywords
Landfill, Al-Mseiab, Multicriteria Decision Analysis, Geographic Information System

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