MCDM-based multidimensional approach for selection of optimal groundwater pumping systems: design and case example
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AuthorRubio Aliaga, Álvaro; García Cascales, María Socorro; Sánchez Lozano, Juan Miguel; Molina García, Ángel
Knowledge AreaProyectos de Ingeniería
SponsorsThis work is partially supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO), reference TIN2017-86647-P. The authors also acknowledge the support of the Fundación Séneca (Region of Murcia, Spain) through the Grant 19882-GERM-15.
Bibliographic CitationRubio-Aliaga, Alvaro & García-Cascales, M. Socorro & Sánchez-Lozano, J.M. & Molina-Garcia, Ángel. (2020). MCDM-based multidimensional approach for selection of optimal groundwater pumping systems: Design and case example. Renewable Energy. 163. 10.1016/j.renene.2020.08.079.
Multi-criteria decision making (MCDM)
Herein, optimal groundwater pumping solutions based on a variety of energy resources and water storage options are estimated and classified. Each energy source and water storage option is first characterized considering energy, economic, and environmental criteria. A multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) process based on the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and the technique for order performance by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS) is subsequently applied to identify and classify the optimal groundwater pumping solutions under such a multidimensional framework. An aquifer located in the southeast of Spain is analyzed in a case study to assess the proposed optimal MCDM-based approach. Conventional diesel-based equipment, solar PV power plants, and direct grid connection, as well as three water storage systemseedirect pumping, seasonal storage, and annual storageeeare identified as potential energy sources and water storage options, respectively. Characterization and visualization of ...
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