An investigation of five generation and regeneration industries using DEA

  • Malek Hassanpour Department of Environmental science, UCS, Osmania University, Telangana State, India
Keywords: Industries, Recycling, EIA, Screening, Projects, Assessment


The data envelopment analysis (DEA) has employed to figure out the efficiency of various engineering projects in the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) plan and Post-EIA. The procedure allocated to comprise the input and output variables within industries by the present study. The study was used both weighing systems of the Friedman test and the CRiteria Importance Through Intercriteria Correlation (CRITIC) model in the estimation of DEA. The objective of the research sought to find the efficiency of industries for the time interval before the establishment of industries and in the screening step of identification of projects. The findings manifested a classification of industries based on the DEA model and in both weighing systems. Using different weighing systems creates different categories via DEA. Overall, the DEA model is an essential decision-making model in the screening step of EIA.


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Hassanpour, M. (2021). An investigation of five generation and regeneration industries using DEA. Operational Research in Engineering Sciences: Theory and Applications, 4(1), 19-37.