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Landfill Site Selection by Weighted OverlayTechnique: Case Study of Al-Kufa, Iraq
Collage of Engineering, University of Babylon, Iraq.
Collage of Engineering, University of Babylon, Iraq.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6790-2653
2018 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 10, no 4, article id 999Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Landfill siting is a hard and complex process. For this reason, it is considered as one of the major problems in waste management. This is due to the fact that a number of factors are involved within the process such as such as inhabitants’ growth, rapid economic growth, living standards improvements, etc. In Iraq, landfill siting does not follow environmental regulations. Al-Kufa city located is located south-western part of Iraq (area of 550 km2 and inhabitants 372,760). Existing landfills are not selected according to the environmental standards. Landfill site that is required was achieved using a multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) and spatial overlay analysis using a geographic information system (GIS). Many factors were considered in the siting process; including geology, water supplies resources, urban centers, sensitive sites, and wells. AHP (analytic hierarchy process) method was used in weighting the criteria used. The result showed that there are six sites most suitable covering an area about (113) km2.

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Switzerland: MDPI AG , 2018. Vol. 10, no 4, article id 999
Keywords [en]
landfill; MCDA; GIS; Kufa city; site selection; AHP
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Engineering and Technology Geotechnical Engineering
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Soil Mechanics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-68104DOI: 10.3390/su10040999Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85044586167OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-68104DiVA, id: diva2:1194045
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Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-04-03 (rokbeg)

Available from: 2018-03-28 Created: 2018-03-28 Last updated: 2018-04-09Bibliographically approved

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