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dc.contributor.authorBabazadeh, Reza
dc.contributor.authorKhalili, Mohammad
dc.contributor.authorToloo, Mehdi
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-05T09:44:19Z
dc.date.available2020-03-05T09:44:19Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationWaste and Biomass Valorization. 2020, vol. 11, issue 1, p. 173-186.cs
dc.identifier.issn1877-2641
dc.identifier.issn1877-265X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10084/139342
dc.description.abstractEnvironmental issues and depletion of fossil energy resources have triggered a sense among and practitioners to seek the ways of substituting fossil energy resources with renewable ones. Biodiesel is a green fuel which is produced from different oleaginous biomass. Nevertheless, producing biodiesel from edible feedstock is strongly criticized by Food and Agriculture Organization. Recently, microalgae have been identified as a source that can be the purification factor of wastewater and appropriate feedstock for biodiesel production. The high potential of microalgae to produce biodiesel and low-cost recovery in large-scale production encourage investors to utilize microalgae for biodiesel production. Accordingly, selecting the best locations for microalgae cultivation has a great impact on the economic viability of biodiesel production from microalgae. This paper studies application of a data envelopment analysis (DEA) approach in selecting the best locations for microalgae cultivation through ecological and economic factors. The DEA method is applied to a real case in Iran. Moreover, the well-known principal component analysis and numerical taxonomy methods are used for verification and validation of the applied DEA approach. The results confirm the applicability of the DEA approach in selecting suitable locations for microalgae cultivation areas.cs
dc.language.isoencs
dc.publisherSpringer Naturecs
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWaste and Biomass Valorizationcs
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-018-0371-1cs
dc.rightsCopyright © 2018, Springer Naturecs
dc.subjectrenewable energycs
dc.subjectmicroalgaecs
dc.subjectbiodieselcs
dc.subjectbest locationcs
dc.subjectoptimizationcs
dc.subjectdata envelopment analysiscs
dc.titleA data envelopment analysis method for location optimization of microalgae cultivation: A case studycs
dc.typearticlecs
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12649-018-0371-1
dc.type.statusPeer-reviewedcs
dc.description.sourceWeb of Sciencecs
dc.description.volume11cs
dc.description.issue1cs
dc.description.lastpage186cs
dc.description.firstpage173cs
dc.identifier.wos000511493800015


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