Solid Waste Management in Bangkok at 2011 Thailand Floods
Hirofumi Nakayama*1, Takayuki Shimaoka*1, Kiyoshi Omine*2,
Maryono*3, Plubcharoensuk Patsaraporn*4, and Orawan Siriratpiriya*5
*1Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
*2Faculty of Engineering, Nagasaki University, 1-14 Bunkyo-machi, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan
*3Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan
*4Department of Industrial Works, Ministry of Industry, Thailand
*5Environmental Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
A large amount of municipal and industrial flood waste was generated during a 2011 monsoon in Thailand. This paper examines the generation and disposal of flood waste related to Thailand floods using data obtained through field surveys and interviews with involved organizations. As a result, problems with flood waste treatment were found. These included a shortage of waste collection capacity such as vehicles and boats under emergency conditions, a lack of appropriately designed temporary waste storage at waste transfer stations, a lack of recycling systems for the wood waste that dominated waste from flooding, and the possibility thatmixed disposal ofmunicipal and industrial waste introduced contamination. To improve flood waste treatment, some proposals were provided for the predisaster, disaster and post-disaster stages.
Maryono, Plubcharoensuk Patsaraporn, and Orawan Siriratpiriya, “Solid Waste Management in Bangkok at 2011 Thailand Floods,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.8, No.3, pp. 456-464, 2013.
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