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    Model of Sustainable Development of Energy System for Hamedan Provincce

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Sahabmanesh, Aref (Author) ; Saboohi, Yadollah (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Energy is a production factor and its availability and accessibility contributes to the improvement of the social welfare. Sustainable supply of energy is a prerequisite to the social and economical development. Over-exploitation of exhaustible energy resources along with the destruction caused by human activities has caused the environmental degradation. Therefore sustainable economic growth and improvement of the social welfare depend upon efficient supply of energy which ought to be compatible with the environment. Sustainable development is a concept which depicts a compromise between three aspects of development which are economical, social and environmental compatibility.
    The... 

    A thorough analysis of potential geothermal project locations in Afghanistan

    , Article Sustainability (Switzerland) ; Volume 12, Issue 20 , 12 October , 2020 , Pages 1-17 Mostafaeipour, A ; Hosseini Dehshiri, S. J ; Hosseini Dehshiri, S. S ; Jahangiri, M ; Techato, K ; Sharif University of Technology
    MDPI AG  2020
    Abstract
    In recent decades, many countries have shown a growing interest in the use of renewable energies for power generation. Geothermal energy is a clean and environmentally friendly source of renewable energy that can be used to produce electricity and heat for industrial and domestic applications. While Afghanistan has undeniably good geothermal potential that can be utilised to alleviate the country’s current energy limitations, so far this potential has remained completely untapped. In this study, the suitability of 21 provinces for geothermal project implementation in Afghanistan was evaluated using multiple multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methods. The stepwise weight assessment ratio... 

    Multi-Criteria Appraisal of Regular Bus, Bus Rapid Transit and Metro in Tehran

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Keyvan Ekbatani, Mehdi (Author) ; Vaziri, Manuchehr (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Viewpoints of various interest groups should be addressed in any public service appraisal. Urban public transportation development and services have diverse impacts on users, operators and the community. The impacts can be characterized by a wide range of perspectives including: efficiency, effectiveness, efficacy, economic, social and environmental dimensions. Deployment of quantitative techniques, such as multicriteria decision making methods, would facilitate such a multidimensional analysis and appraisal. The objective of the study summarized herein was to shed some light on the perceived attributes pertinent to the Tehran regular transit service appraisal. The major services include... 

    Integrated approach for land use suitability analysis

    , Article International Agrophysics ; Volume 25, Issue 4 , 2011 , Pages 311-318 ; 02368722 (ISSN) Abbaspour, M ; Mahiny, A. S ; Arjmandy, R ; Naimi, B ; Sharif University of Technology
    2011
    Abstract
    An integrated fuzzy spatial multi-criteria evaluation and analytic hierarchy process within a GIS was applied to assess the land use suitability for agriculture in Golestan province, Iran. In this way, a type of multi-criteria evaluation method called weighted linear combination in a spatial domain was employed to incorporate six factors and three constraining criteria into the evaluation of land use suitability for agriculture. A fuzzy set methodology was used to calculate values of a membership function of each factor. The relative importance weights of factors were estimated using analytic hierarchy proces. The application of the presented approach in Golestan province indicated that the... 

    Selection of wastewater treatment process based on the analytical hierarchy process and fuzzy analytical hierarchy process methods

    , Article International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology ; Volume 8, Issue 2 , March , 2011 , Pages 267-280 ; 17351472 (ISSN) Karimi, A. R ; Mehrdadi, N ; Hashemian, S. J ; Nabi Bidhendi, G. R ; Tavakkoli Moghaddam, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    2011
    Abstract
    This paper presents an application of the analytical hierarchy process and fuzzy analytical hierarchy process methods for selecting the best wastewater treatment process. The analytical hierarchy process is one of the best ways for deciding among the complex criteria structure in different levels, and the fuzzy analytical hierarchy process is a synthetic extension of the classical method when the fuzziness of the decision makers are considered. After reviewing aerobic treatment processes operated in Iran's industrial estates and determining the main criteria used for treatment process evaluation, they are arranged in a hierarchy structure. Selection of the best wastewater treatment process... 

    A fuzzy multi-criteria approach to sustainable island-based tourism development

    , Article Scientia Iranica ; Volume 28, Issue 2 , 2021 , Pages 682-699 ; 10263098 (ISSN) Abrishamchi, A ; Mounesan, A. A ; Maknoon, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Sharif University of Technology  2021
    Abstract
    This paper aims to propose a framework by which decision-makers can evaluate and compare alternatives for sustainable island-based tourism development. The uncertainties and risks involved in information and judgment within the evaluation process were taken into account by using a hybrid approach, which combined the Delphi method, fuzzy set theory, and a discrete multi-criteria method based on prospect theory called TODIM (an acronym in Portuguese of interactive and multiple-criteria decision making). The decision making model examined 3 different techniques for aggregating the viewpoints of different decision-makers and explored how the aggregation technique would affect the ranking of the... 

    Design for well-being: The fourth generation of technology development

    , Article Technology in Society ; Volume 67 , November , 2021 ; 0160791X (ISSN) Kafaee, M ; Ansarian, Z ; Taqavi, M ; Heidari, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2021
    Abstract
    Despite the importance of well-being, few studies have been conducted on the relationship between well-being and technology. In this paper, the development of technology from the perspective of well-being studies are divided into three generations. In higher generations, the main criterion of technology development becomes more comprehensive, in order to decrease the side effects of technology. We introduce the fourth generation in which well-being is the main criterion of the design process. Although it may not seem necessary to say that the purpose of most technologies is implicitly well-being, we show that the domination of physical pleasure in terms of “use and convenience” in the modern... 

    Application of multi-criterion robust optimization in water-flooding of oil reservoir

    , Article Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering ; Volume 109 , September , 2013 , Pages 1-11 ; 09204105 (ISSN) Yasari, E ; Pishvaie, M. R ; Khorasheh, F ; Salahshoor, K ; Kharrat, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    Most of the reported robust and non-robust optimization works are formulated based on a single-objective optimization, commonly in terms of net present value. However, variation of economical parameters such as oil price and costs forces such high computational optimization works to regenerate their optimum water injection policies. Furthermore, dynamic optimization strategies of water-flooding often lack robustness to geological uncertainties. This paper presents a multi-objective while robust optimization methodology by incorporating three dedicated objective functions. The goal is to determine optimized and robust water injection policies for all injection wells. It focuses on reducing... 

    Post-2012 CDM multi-criteria analysis of industries in six Asian countries: Iranian case study

    , Article Climate Policy ; Volume 13, Issue 2 , 2013 , Pages 210-239 ; 14693062 (ISSN) Mohammadi, A ; Abbaspour, M ; Soltanieh, M ; Atabi, F ; Rahmatian, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    The prospects of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and for carbon income, up to and beyond 2012, in the industrial sectors of Iran and five other Asian countries are investigated. The attractiveness and suitability of each host country, the status of their industrial sectors (based on four post-2012 scenarios), and the post-2012 potential of the CDM (or similar carbon projects) in these sectors are all examined. A multi-criteria analysis of Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, China, and India, based on seven sets of criteria (institutional, regulatory, economic, political, social, CDM experience, and energy production/consumption), is conducted, and the post-2012 potential carbon incomes... 

    Ranking the sawability of ornamental stone using Fuzzy Delphi and multi-criteria decision-making techniques

    , Article International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences ; Volume 58 , 2013 , Pages 118-126 ; 13651609 (ISSN) Mikaeil, R ; Ozcelik, Y ; Yousefi, R ; Ataei, M ; Mehdi Hosseini, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    The main purpose of this study is to compare the many different rock properties in the rock sawability. The comparison was realized with the combination of the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and Fuzzy Delphi method and also TOPSIS method. The analysis is one of the multi-criteria techniques providing useful support in selecting among several alternatives with different objectives and criteria. FDAHP method was used in determining the weights of the criteria by decision makers and then ranking the sawability of the rocks was determined by TOPSIS method. The study was supported by the results obtained from a questionnaire carried out to know the opinions of the experts in this subject.... 

    Model of sustainable development of energy system, case of Hamedan

    , Article Energy Policy ; Volume 104 , 2017 , Pages 66-79 ; 03014215 (ISSN) Sahabmanesh, A ; Saboohi, Y ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2017
    Abstract
    Sustainable economic growth and improvement of the social welfare depend upon the sufficient supply of energy resources, while the utilization of energy resources is one of the main factors of environmental degradation. This research is involved with development of a sustainable energy system model and a new method for sustainability assessment. This model represents the flow of energy from primary resources through processing, conversion, and end-use technologies in an optimization framework where the useful energy demand in various social and economic sectors is met. The impact of energy supply and consumption chain on the environment at each level of energy system is also embedded in the... 

    Multi-objective optimization for sustainable development of the power sector: An economic, environmental, and social analysis of Iran

    , Article Energy ; Volume 161 , 2018 , Pages 493-507 ; 03605442 (ISSN) Atabaki, M. S ; Aryanpur, V ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2018
    Abstract
    This paper aims to analyze Iran's long-term power sector development from economic, environmental, social, and sustainable perspectives. For this purpose, a linear programming model is developed, which includes three objective functions: minimization of costs, minimization of CO2 emissions, and maximization of created jobs. To provide a sustainable plan, analytical hierarchy process is employed to allocate expert-based weights to the objective functions. Moreover, to support the decision-makers, Pareto-optimal alternatives are explored by varying the weights of objectives. The multi-objective model is solved by applying a weighted method based on fuzzy membership functions. The results show... 

    Prioritizing barriers to adopt circular economy in construction and demolition waste management

    , Article Resources, Conservation and Recycling ; Volume 134 , 2018 , Pages 216-227 ; 09213449 (ISSN) Mahpour, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2018
    Abstract
    Construction and demolition (C&D) waste dreadful impacts increasingly cause public concerns. Aiming to boost resource exploitation efficiency, circular economy is contemplated a pertinent C&D waste management practice. However, transitioning to circular economy in C&D waste management is hindered by barriers which are to be found and overcome to adeptly handle this kind of waste. In this paper 22 potential crisp barriers are identified through reviewing the seminal literature which could be categorized under three dimensions of behavioral, technical, and legal. Six experts in behavioral, technical, and legal sciences working in sustainable C&D projects were asked to rate the dimensions and... 

    An AHP-based multi-criteria model for assessment of the social sustainability of technology management process: A case study in banking industry

    , Article Technology in Society ; Volume 65 , 2021 ; 0160791X (ISSN) Chavosh Nejad, M ; Mansour, S ; Karamipour, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2021
    Abstract
    The abrupt development of technology has confronted different industries' managers with crucial decision points. The scope of their decisions' impact goes beyond their companies' borders. Sustainable assessment of technology investigates the economic, environmental, and social effects of technologies on firms and their environment. Nonetheless, the technology management process includes different steps (such as technology acquisition and exploitation) which need a comprehensive decision-making tool toward sustainable development targets. This paper aims to propose an integrated decision-making model to investigate the social sustainability of the technology management process. Considering... 

    The application of multi-criteria (AHP-PROMETHEE) decision-making methods in selecting and prioritizing the green area irrigation resources

    , Article International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology ; Volume 18, Issue 5 , 2021 , Pages 1135-1146 ; 17351472 (ISSN) Safari, A ; Abbaspour, M ; Javid, A. H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH  2021
    Abstract
    One of the underlying factors in the conservation and development of urban green spaces is the available water resources use for green areas in each region. The primary purpose of this study is to introduce the integration of a proper simulation method for runoff along with AHP-PROMETHEE decision-making method for water resources management in urban basins. The application of this approach was investigated in the city Buin Zahra of Qazvin Province of Iran. In the first step by using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP), the available water resources in the case study were weighted. In the second step, the water resources of the municipal and residential wells and water collected by... 

    A fuzzy multi-criteria approach to sustainable island-based tourism development

    , Article Scientia Iranica ; Volume 28, Issue 2 , 2021 , Pages 682-699 ; 10263098 (ISSN) Abrishamchi, A ; Mounesan, A. A ; Maknoon, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Sharif University of Technology  2021
    Abstract
    This paper aims to propose a framework by which decision-makers can evaluate and compare alternatives for sustainable island-based tourism development. The uncertainties and risks involved in information and judgment within the evaluation process were taken into account by using a hybrid approach, which combined the Delphi method, fuzzy set theory, and a discrete multi-criteria method based on prospect theory called TODIM (an acronym in Portuguese of interactive and multiple-criteria decision making). The decision making model examined 3 different techniques for aggregating the viewpoints of different decision-makers and explored how the aggregation technique would affect the ranking of the... 

    Multi-criteria decision making for integrated urban water management

    , Article IAHS-AISH Publication ; Issue 293 , 2005 , Pages 73-82 ; 01447815 (ISSN) Zarghaami, M ; Abrishamchi, A ; Ardakanian, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    2005
    Abstract
    The integration of water demand management measures using a multi-criteria decision making model is discussed. The demand management measures include leakage detection, water metering and distribution network rehabilitation. A Compromise Programming method is used for integration of criteria including economic efficiency, public health and sustainability. The model is found to be efficient for long-term plans for implementation and usage of resources and is capable of being employed by decision makers in comprehensive urban water management studies  

    Assessment of sustainable groundwater resources management using integrated environmental index: Case studies across Iran

    , Article Science of the Total Environment ; Volume 676 , 2019 , Pages 792-810 ; 00489697 (ISSN) Hosseini, S. M ; Parizi, E ; Ataie Ashtiani, B ; Simmons, C. T ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2019
    Abstract
    Assessing environmentally sustainable GW management (ESGM) needs a deep knowledge of the present and the projected status of GW (GW) quantity and quality. Translations of these data into policy relevant information are usually done through quantitative indices. Despite the availability of a dozen GW sustainability indicators, defining an integrated index based on internationally accepted scientific standards indicators is required. To fill this gap, an in-depth review on the developed indicators/index for evaluation of GW sustainable management (GWSM) from an environmental viewpoint at aquifer scales is provided in this study. Thirteen environmentally related quantitative indicators are... 

    A new application of multi-criteria decision making in identifying critical dust sources and comparing three common receptor-based models

    , Article Science of the Total Environment ; Volume 808 , 2022 ; 00489697 (ISSN) Hosseini Dehshiri, S. S ; Firoozabadi, B ; Afshin, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2022
    Abstract
    Dust storms are a common phenomenon in arid and semi-arid regions in West Asia, which has led to high levels of PM10 in local and remote area. The Yazd city in Iran with a high PM10 level located downstream of dust sources in the Middle East and Central Asia. In this study, based on meteorological and PM10 monitoring data, backward trajectory modeling of air parcels related to dust events at Yazd station was performed using the HYSPLIT model in 2012–2019. The trajectory cluster analysis was used to identify the main dust transport pathways and wind systems. Three methods of Cross-referencing Backward Trajectory (CBT), Potential Source Contribution Function (PSCF) and Concentration Weighted... 

    Multi-criteria decision making for integrated urban water management

    , Article Water Resources Management ; Volume 22, Issue 8 , 2008 , Pages 1017-1029 ; 09204741 (ISSN) Zarghami, M ; Abrishamchi, A ; Ardakanian, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    2008
    Abstract
    The city of Zahedan, in South-eastern Iran, has high population growth, limited local freshwater resources and inadequate water distribution system resulting in water supply failures in recent years. This paper will investigate integration of several demand management measures such as leakage detection on water distribution network, water metering and low volume water fixtures as well as the conjunctive use of surface and groundwater resources of this city. For integration of water management criteria, compromise programming will be used as a multi-objective decision making method. The criteria include minimizing the cost, maximizing water supply and minimizing the social hazards due to the...