Ranking Locations Based on Hydrogen Production from Geothermal in Iran Using the Fuzzy Moora Hybrid Approach and Expanded Entropy Weighting Method

Document Type: Research Article


1 Department of Industrial Engineering, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran

2 Department of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran


The present study aimed at ranking and selecting the superior geothermal project for hydrogen production in 14 provinces of Iran using a multi-objective optimization fuzzy hybrid approach through analyzing the ratio (fuzzy Moora) and expanded entropy weighting method. In this research, the extended entropy weighing method and the Fuzzy-Moora approach were utilized to weigh the criteria and project the ranking, respectively. In this research, 13 criteria for ranking the geothermal projects in Iran have been selected for hydrogen production. At first, the technical-economic feasibility of the projects was carried out in Homer software, and then the ranking process was performed with the proposed hybrid approach. The results showed that among 14 studied provinces using geothermal energy, the provinces of Bushehr, Hormozgan, Isfahan, Mazandaran, East Azarbaijan, Fars, Qazvin, Zanjan, Ardebil, Khorasan Razavi, Kerman, Sistan and Baluchestan, South Khorasan and West Azarbaijan were ranked in that order in terms of hydrogen production.


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