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Multi-criteria Based Selection of Ship-Based Ballast Water Treatment Technologies

Pam, E, Wall, A, Yang, Z, Blanco-Davis, E and Wang, J (2023) Multi-criteria Based Selection of Ship-Based Ballast Water Treatment Technologies. In: Advances in Reliability and Maintainability Methods and Engineering Applications. Springer Series in Reliability Engineering, Part F . Springer Nature Switzerland, pp. 3-19. ISBN 9783031288586

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The reality of selecting an acceptable ballast water treatment technology is a daunting task for end-users, due to availability of numerous treatment options and their efficacy in given ship-types and ballast voyages. Six treatment systems have been selected from the two generic treatment technology groups (physical solid liquid separation and disinfection), and are considered as the decision-making alternatives in the proposed model. The proposed model involves the application of the Technique for Order Performance by Similarity to the Ideal Solution (TOPSIS), in the decision-making analysis. The TOPSIS technique has been applied to obtain the performance ratings of the decision alternatives using linguistic terms parameterised with triangular fuzzy numbers. A sensitivity study is also conducted to identify the effects of changes in input data, and test the suitability of the developed model in decision-making analysis of ballast water treatment systems.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Divisions: Engineering
Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2023 16:32
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2023 16:32
DOI or ID number: 10.1007/978-3-031-28859-3_1
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/20711
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