Accordingly, some policy implications for promoting the sustainable development of sludge-to-energy industry in China were proposed. After the grey DEMATEL analysis, a grey Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) framework which allows multiple decision-makers/stakeholders to use linguistic terms to participate in the decision-making for prioritizing the alternative technologies for sludge-to-energy was developed, and the evaluation criterion system for sustainability assessment of sludge-to-energy technologies was determined based on the results of grey DEMATEL analysis. Three alternative technologies for sludge-to-electricity were studied by the proposed MCDM method, and the results show that the proposed grey MCDM method is feasible for group decision-making and sustainability assessment of the alternative technologies for sludge-to-energy.
- Decision making trial and evaluation laboratory
- Multi-criteria decision making
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment