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Waste Segregation FMEA Model Integrating Intuitionistic Fuzzy Set and the PAPRIKA Method

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Department of Business Management, Technical School of Industrial Engineering, University of Castilla-la Mancha, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain
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CEG-IST, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1649-004 Lisboa, Portugal
Mathematics 2020, 8(8), 1375; https://doi.org/10.3390/math8081375
Received: 8 July 2020 / Revised: 9 August 2020 / Accepted: 12 August 2020 / Published: 17 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Applications of Fuzzy Optimization and Fuzzy Decision Making)
Segregation is an important step in health care waste management. If done incorrectly, the risk of preventable infections, toxic effects, and injuries to care and non-care staff, waste handlers, patients, visitors, and the community at large, is increased. It also increases the risk of environmental pollution and prevents recyclable waste from being recovered. Despite its importance, it is acknowledged that poor waste segregation occurs in most health care organizations. This study therefore intends to produce, for the first time, a classification of failure modes related to segregation in the Nuclear Medicine Department of a health care organization. This will be done using Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), by combining an intuitionistic fuzzy hybrid weighted Euclidean distance operator, and the multicriteria method Potentially All Pairwise RanKings of all possible Alternatives (PAPRIKA). Subjective and objective weights of risk factors were considered simultaneously. The failure modes identified in the top three positions are: improper storage of waste (placing items in the wrong bins), improper labeling of containers, and bad waste management (inappropriate collection periods and bin set-up). View Full-Text
Keywords: waste segregation; failure mode and effects analysis; intuitionistic fuzzy hybrid weighted Euclidean distance operator; PAPRIKA waste segregation; failure mode and effects analysis; intuitionistic fuzzy hybrid weighted Euclidean distance operator; PAPRIKA
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Carnero, M.C. Waste Segregation FMEA Model Integrating Intuitionistic Fuzzy Set and the PAPRIKA Method. Mathematics 2020, 8, 1375. https://doi.org/10.3390/math8081375

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Carnero MC. Waste Segregation FMEA Model Integrating Intuitionistic Fuzzy Set and the PAPRIKA Method. Mathematics. 2020; 8(8):1375. https://doi.org/10.3390/math8081375

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Carnero, María C. 2020. "Waste Segregation FMEA Model Integrating Intuitionistic Fuzzy Set and the PAPRIKA Method" Mathematics 8, no. 8: 1375. https://doi.org/10.3390/math8081375

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