The Use of VIKOR Method to Set up Place Locating of Processing Plant (Case Study: Processing Plant of South of West Azerbaijan)

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1 Assistant Professor, Department of Environment, Urmia University of Technology, Urmia, Iran

2 Ph.D. Candidate, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Department of Environment, Urmia University of Technology, Urmia, Iran

4 B.Sc., Department of Environment, Urmia University of Technology, Urmia, Iran


Selecting the propriate place of mineral processing plant is one of the most important steps in setting up it. It depends on several factors that make it a subroutine of multi criteria decision making (MCDM) problem. In this research, locating an optimal site for quarries processing plant, using VIKOR method is studied. Three sites were considered for this purpose and criteria such as transportation, water supply, electricity supply, gas supply, distance to markets, the price of land, topography and distance to where personal supplement place for the three possible regions were analyzed. After calculating parameters of VIKOR method, according to the obtained and ranked Q values of 0.8969, 0.0000, 0.1000, respectively for three possible cases of place A1, A2 and A3, case of A2 is selected as best choice.


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