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Management of Pollutants in Industries: A Case Study
Journal of Investment and Management
Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2015, Pages: 113-118
Received: Jul. 15, 2015; Accepted: Jul. 27, 2015; Published: Aug. 11, 2015
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Authors
Seyed Ebrahim Vahdat, Department of Engineering, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran
Rohollah Askarpour, Department of Engineering, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran
Pedram Keyhany, Department of Engineering, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran
Yones Rahimi, Department of Engineering, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran
Hadi Soflaei, Department of Engineering, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran
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Abstract
In this paper, using fuzzy logic, a model is presented to monitor region wise industrial pollutants in pyrometallurgy industries. The model has been used in a case study that will determine which industry, in which region, producing which and how much pollutants, is ecologically compatible. To assess the ecological compatibility, first, the sets of industries, regions, pollutants and ecology compatibility were defined. Then, to calculate the membership degree of the members of the ecology compatibility set, the membership function of ecology compatibility was defined. By ranking different industries in various regions, producing different pollutants, as continuous figures, the ecological compatibility of these industries was accurately compared. Given the degree of ecological compatibility in a region, the type of pollutant and the related industry, identification of the lowest degree of ecological compatibility was the first priority of this case study. Results of the conducted case study, without considering the region coefficient, show that in December 2005, member C241, with an ecological degree of compatibility equivalent to 0.0559, had the most critical condition in producing carbon dioxide. However, in the same period in 2005, on considering the region coefficient, member C121, with an ecological degree of compatibility equivalent to 0.0655, showed the most critical condition as far the production of carbon dioxide was concerned.
Keywords
Fuzzy Logic, Monitoring, Pyrometallurgy Industries
To cite this article
Seyed Ebrahim Vahdat, Rohollah Askarpour, Pedram Keyhany, Yones Rahimi, Hadi Soflaei, Management of Pollutants in Industries: A Case Study, Journal of Investment and Management. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2015, pp. 113-118. doi: 10.11648/j.jim.20150404.13
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