Solid waste disposal site selection with GIS and AHP methodology: A case study in Senirkent-Uluborlu (Isparta) Basin, Turkey

Department of Geological Engineering, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Impact Factor: 1.68). 03/2010; 173(1-4):533-54. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-010-1403-x
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The appropriate site selection for waste disposal is one of the major problems in waste management. Also, many environmental, economical, and political considerations must be adhered to. In this study, landfill site selection is performed using the Geographic Information System (GIS), the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), and the remote sensing methods for the Senirkent-Uluborlu Basin. The basin is located in the Eğirdir Lake catchment area, which is one of the most important fresh water in Turkey. So, waste management must be regulated in the basin. For this aim, ten different criteria (lithology, surface water, aquifer, groundwater depth, land use, lineaments, aspect, elevation, slope, and distance to roads) are examined in relation to landfill site selection. Each criterion was identified and weighted using AHP. Then, each criterion is mapped using the GIS technique, and a suitability map is prepared by overlay analyses. The results indicate that 96.3% of the area in the basin is unsuitable; 1.6%, moderately suitable; and 2.1%, most suitable. Finally, suitable regions in the basin are determined for solid waste landfill disposal and checked in the field. The selected and investigated regions are considered to be suitable for the landfill.

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    • "It has been observed that there is a tendency to dispose wastes indiscriminately and in an uncoordinated manner, thereby resulting in unhealthy environment, which is adversely affecting natural resources and human health. Many researchers have applied GIS successfully for the waste disposal site selection and associated problems (Ghosh et al 2006, Chang et al. 2008, Chen and Kao 2008,Zamorono 2008, Nishanth et al. 2010, Sener et al. 2011, Kanchanabhan et al. 2011, Katpatal and Rao 2011, Pandey et al. 2012, Paul 2012, Kumar and Hassan 2013, Yesilanacar et al. 2015, Shukla et al. 2015). "

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    • "Environmental impact and life cycle assessment (LCA) have also been the focus of many research studies, e.g., Fruergaard and Astrup (2011) and Bozorgirad et al. (2013). A number of research studies also used geographic information systems (GIS) to find out a suitable location for solid waste disposal (Sener et al., 2011; Yesilnacara et al., 2012; 0956-053X/Ó 2015 Elsevier Ltd. "
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