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Greenhouse gas emission potential of the municipal solid waste disposal sites in Thailand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18512439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Open dumping and landfilling are the prevalent solid waste disposal practices in Thailand. Surveys on the disposal sites revealed the presence of 95 landfills and 330 open dumps. Methane emission potential at these sites was estimated by three methods. Results of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) method, Landfill Gas Emission model (LandGEM), and closed flux chamber technique were compared. The methane emission potential of 366 Gg/yr using the IPCC method was higher than the estimations of the LandGEM and closed flux chamber method of 115 Gg/yr and 103 Gg/yr, respectively. An understanding of the methane emission potential initiated the analysis of upgrading the open dumps into landfills, adding landfills to meet the future needs and utilization of landfill gases. Upgrading the open dumps to landfills increased the methane emission rates and their utilization potential. Approximately 20 additional landfills may be required to meet future demands. Landfill gas (LFG) utilization appears to be feasible in the large-scale landfills.
Chart Chiemchaisri; Chettiyappan Visvanathan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (1995)     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1096-2247     ISO Abbreviation:  J Air Waste Manag Assoc     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-02     Completed Date:  2008-07-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503111     Medline TA:  J Air Waste Manag Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  629-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / analysis*
Greenhouse Effect*
Methane / analysis
Refuse Disposal*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 74-82-8/Methane

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