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International Journal of Energy for a Clean Environment
SJR: 0.151 SNIP: 0.224 CiteScore™: 0.21

ISSN Imprimer: 2150-3621
ISSN En ligne: 2150-363X

International Journal of Energy for a Clean Environment

Précédemment connu sous le nom Clean Air: International Journal on Energy for a Clean Environment

DOI: 10.1615/InterJEnerCleanEnv.v5.i2.10
18 pages

MULTI-CRITERIA SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT OF CLEAN AIR TECHNOLOGIES

Naim Hamdia Afgan
Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Nikolai V. Hovanov
St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

RÉSUMÉ

This article presents a selection of criteria and options for the assessment of clean air energy technologies, based on the Analysis and Synthesis of Parameters using the Information Deficiency Method. In order to present an evaluation of clean air technologies, a number of options featuring some of the characteristics measured by the selected sustainability indicators are taken into consideration. For each option under consideration, the sustainability indicators are defined in order to verify their rating with respect to the specific indicator and also to introduce these data to obtain a generalized index of sustainability that rates all options.
The multi-criteria evaluation of clean air technologies is an exercise to illustrate the potential of the analysis of complex systems. Every energy system under consideration is an entity in itself, defined by the respective number of parameters, which are deterministically related according to physical laws describing individual processes in the system. The sustainability indicators take into account the economic, environmental, resource, and social aspects of the system under consideration.