A REVIEW STUDY ON MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND WASTE TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
Primarily used methods for disposal of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) are open dumping and landfill in Thailand that have detrimental impacts on environment in the form of air pollution, water and soil contamination, and climate changes. The increasing amount of MSW from municipalities has emerged as a huge environmental menace for Thailand because of fast growing urbanization and industrialization. Hence, an eco-friendly and effective solution is the dire need to restore the environmental essence for a tropical country like Thailand. This paper presents a brief review on current waste treatment technologies which are being using for Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) in the world and Thailand. Additionally, current studies on MSWM along with the implementation of gasification technology in Municipality solid WTE power plant in Hat Yai are discussed. In last, some concluding remarks and suggestions are proposed for MSWM and WTE technologies improvements in future.