A hybrid approach to identify the risk priority of sources of greenhouse gases


HUMAN AND ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT, vol.26, no.1, pp.17-25, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10807039.2018.1533806
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Environment Index, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Greenfile, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-25
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Examination of greenhouse gas emissions is crucial for understanding the global warming. For this reason, identification of the sources of greenhouse gas emissions is crucial. This paper presents a hybrid multi criteria decision making method, which combines analytic hierarchy process and technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution and compares this method with actual data for identifying the risk priority of sources of greenhouse gas emissions. For this purpose, the historical data of 25-years, for six-greenhouse gas sources and three-greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O) are considered. Consequently, it was found that while incineration of wastes caused the minimum GHG emissions, energy sector caused the maximum GHG emissions. The results of this paper show that use of this hybrid method is easy and intelligible, and has a good potential for sorting the risk priority of sources of greenhouse gas emissions.