Environmental assessment and accounting for the waste disposal stream in Bangkok, Thailand

Shinya Inazumi, Hiroyasu Ohtsu, Tomoki Shiotani, Takeshi Katsumi

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Abstract

It is very important that waste should be controlled and appropriately handled in a waste disposal stream, considering its impact on the environment. In this research, the LCA-EA model was applied to the current waste disposal stream of the BMR as well as other waste disposal stream scenarios, so that treatment cost, environmental load and environmental cost were assessed quantatively. The results of this study showed that in the current waste diposal stream in Bangkok, there were large contributions from carbon dioxide and methane to the greenhouse gas emissions from the stream. The study was able to quantify the reductions in environmental load associated with various waste disposal stream scenarios, using the baseline scenario as a standard.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-149
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Material Cycles and Waste Management
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Environmental accounting
  • Environmental assessment
  • Waste disposal stream

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Mechanics of Materials

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