Chettiyapan Visvanathan

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The rapid industrialization of Asian developing countries has pushed the need for more energy at the cost of environmental degradation. Though large industries are targeted for energy conservation and pollution prevention, small and medium scale industries (SMI) also contribute to significant pollution. This paper discusses the role of SMI in the economy,(More)
The increasing municipal solid waste (MSW) generation along with the high fraction of organic waste and a common disposal of open dumping is the current scenario in many areas in Thailand. As a response to this problem, the country's Pollution Control Department (PCD) aims to reduce the MSW generation rate to less than 1 kg/capita/day, increase the(More)
The risks associated with healthcare waste and its management has gained attention across the world in various events, local and international forums and summits. However, the need for proper healthcare waste management has been gaining recognition slowly due to the substantial disease burdens associated with poor practices, including exposure to infectious(More)
Onsite sanitation with septic tanks is popular in most of the Asian countries. The case study conducted in Hanoi and suburban area of Bangkok indicates that the septic tanks employed did not perform as required. The septic tanks just convert the suspended pollutants into dissolved form and release them to the environment due to insufficient maintenance.(More)
This paper reviews the design of rainwater harvesting systems used for potable water supply in Thailand, its implementation, socio-economic aspects, operation and maintenance, water quality aspects and current practice. Rainwater harvesting has become popular in rural areas of Thailand because of population growth, inaccessibility, contamination and(More)
Shrimp exports are one of Sri Lanka's major foreign exchange earners and account for 40%-50% of total aquaculture exports. There has been a recent and rapid expansion of the industry in the Northwestern Province (NWP) of Sri Lanka but the industry has suffered from disease outbreaks and environmental problems. Currently, shrimp farms cover nearly 3000 ha of(More)
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