Elementary study on evaluation of environmental loads and costs for waste treatment system in Bangkok

Shinya Inazumi, Hiroyasu Ohtsu, Tomoki Shiotani, Takeshi Katsumi

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Abstract

It is very important for waste to be controlled and appropriately treated in a waste treatment system because of its impact on the environment. This study quantitatively evaluates the current waste treatment system and suggests countermeasures based on their impact on reducing the environmental and treatment costs in order to solve waste treatment problems in Bangkok, Thailand. Evaluation models are applied to estimate the treatment and environmental costs in the current waste treatment system. This study shows that the contribution of carbon dioxide and methane gases from the current waste treatment system in Bangkok, Thailand to the greenhouse effect is large. Using the baseline scenario as a standard, the study provides a quantitative measure of the reduction in environmental costs that can be achieved by applying the countermeasure scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-86
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Global Environment Engineering
Volume15
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb 1

Keywords

  • Environmental cost
  • Greenhouse gas
  • Treatment cost
  • Waste treatment flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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