A taxonomy and review of the multiple criteria decision-making literature in chemical engineering

Mohsen Pirdashti, Madjid Tavana*, Mimi Haryani Hassim, Majid Behzadian, I. A. Karimi

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Abstract

Many situations and problems in the chemical and related industries involve complex decision-making demanding discerning abilities and methods. Multiple criteria decision-making (MCDM) tools and methods have been widely used to solve chemical engineering (CE) problems that involve conflicting and multiple objectives of diverse types. The main aims of this contribution are to: 1 explain and compare the most common MCDM methods 2 present and classify more than 300 published papers related to the application of MCDM in CE. The various MCDM publications are classified based on the application area, decision context, and journal and year of publication to highlight the trends over the past three decades. This article can serve as a complete state-of-the-art reference for chemical engineers and it highlights the potential applications of MCDM in CE problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-467
Number of pages61
JournalInternational Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • CE
  • Chemical engineering
  • Decision support system
  • MCDM
  • Multi-objective optimisation
  • Multicriteria decision-making

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