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Comparative cost analysis of waste recycling for best energy alternative

Ghaffar Ali, Sawaid Abbas, Hiroki Tanikawa, Sajjad Ahmed, Neelima Afroz Mollah, Faisal Mueen Qamer

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.3(8), 111-120, August 2013


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The main purpose of this study is to demonstrate that the conversion of solid/green waste into renewable energy is not only environmentally beneficial, but also financially rewarding. Such advantages are validated by exploring the energy potential from market waste management and conducting a benefit-cost analysis (BCA) under two scenarios. The compost and biogas potentials are estimated through a simple analysis and a best suitable option for the green market of Thailand is suggested. The study area is, Talaad Thai, the largest agriculture market of Thailand. Furthermore, a benefit-cost analysis is conducted to propose a best suitable solution for managing organic waste in the market. The overall results show that biogas is the best suitable option for the green market and is not only environmentally sustainable, but financially sound as well. The policy makers of the market should ponder low cost and profitable policies in order to manage solid waste on a sustainable basis.


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