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IJESD 2015 Vol.6(6): 455-459 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.636

Water Footprint Evaluation of Oil Palm Fresh Fruit Bunches in Pathumthani and Chonburi (Thailand)

J. Mungkalasiri, R. Wisansuwannakorn, and W. Paengjuntuek
Abstract—Due to an encouragement of renewable energy, an implantation of oil palm in Thailand is increased. It affects the amount of water consumption in each area. From this point, the aim of this work is to evaluated water footprint (WF) of oil palm fresh fruit bunches using CROPWAT program. The water footprint assessment of fresh fruit bunches in Pathumthani and Chonburi provinces are comparatively studied finding the suitable plantation area in term of water availability. In addition, the appropriate blue water footprint calculation methods and weather data sources are evaluated. The results revealed that Chonburi is more suitable plantation area than Pathumthani. In addition, the results from this study can be used as a water management approach for sustainable agriculture.

Index Terms—Oil palm fresh fruit bunches, water footprint, water management.

W. Paengjuntuek is with Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University. Klong 1, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120 Thailand (e-mail: pworanee@engr.tu.ac.th).
J. Mungkalasiri and R. Wisansuwannakorn are with Life Cycle Assessment Lab, National Metal and Materials Technology Center, 114 Paholyothin Rd., Klong 1, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120 Thailand (e-mail: jitti.mungkalasiri@nstda, ruthairw@mtec.or.th).

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Cite:J. Mungkalasiri, R. Wisansuwannakorn, and W. Paengjuntuek, "Water Footprint Evaluation of Oil Palm Fresh Fruit Bunches in Pathumthani and Chonburi (Thailand)," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 455-459, 2015.

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