Emergency Response Optimization for Major Hazard Industrial Sites

  • Paraskevi S. Georgiadou
  • Ioannis A. Papazoglou
  • Christos T. Kiranoudis
  • Nikolaos C. Markatos
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This paper presents a methodology for the optimization of the response to an emergency situation around an installation processing a hazardous substance with the potential of creating a major accident. The methodology takes into consideration multiple criteria in evaluating a given emergency response policy. Furthermore, uncertainty characterizing the circumstances and the information under which the relevant decisions are to be made are also taken into account. A Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm was developed for the determination of the efficient set of solutions to the problem.


Emergency Response Efficient Frontier Decision Space Quantitative Risk Assessment Multiobjective Genetic Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paraskevi S. Georgiadou
    • 1
  • Ioannis A. Papazoglou
    • 2
  • Christos T. Kiranoudis
    • 3
  • Nikolaos C. Markatos
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Chemical EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.N.C.S.R.“DEMOKRITOS” Aghia ParaskeviAthensGreece
  3. 3.School of Chemical EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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