Environmental Modeling & Assessment

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 73–83 | Cite as

Environmental and Economic Criteria in Ranking of Copper Concentrates

  • Ivan JovanovićEmail author
  • Predrag Stanimirović
  • Živan Živković


Influence of the economic criterion, called Profit, on the ranking of copper concentrates is investigated. Values of the criterion, which correspond to alternatives, are derived as earning values obtained by the exploitation of individual concentrates. Various scenarios with respect to the weight w 14, corresponding to the additional economical criterion, are defined and solved. A discrete set of results is generated, applying DECISION LAB software implementation of the PROMETHEE-GAIA methodology. Interpolating these results, we derived continuous interpolation functions which compute necessary quantities of concentrates for each real value of w 14 within the interval [0, 100].


Optimization of batch Blending problem Copper concentrate DECISION LAB LINDO 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivan Jovanović
    • 1
    Email author
  • Predrag Stanimirović
    • 2
  • Živan Živković
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical Faculty at BorUniversity of BelgradeBorSerbia
  2. 2.Faculty of Sciences and MathematicsUniversity of NišNišSerbia

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