1 VNU University of Science, Vietnam National University, Hanoi;

  2 Viet Nam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change;;;

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The process of domestic wastewater treatment has created a large amount of greenhouse gases (GHG). However, the measure for evaluating domestic wastewater treatment is only the treatment efficiency. Meanwhile, the factors to assess the possibility of generating GHG emissions have not been concerned. The Nhue–Day River basin plays an important role on the socio–economic development; therefore, one of the problem needs to be filled with concern is the level of GHG emissions from waste sources, including domestic wastewater. In order to contribute to forecast and evaluate the domestic wastewater impacts on the generation of GHG emissions, the study has been implemented. The main methods taken as synthesis, analysis, and inheritance of research documents and calculations are based upon the guidance of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2006, chapter 5,6 – Wastewater disposal and treatment and other Vietnamese studies on climate change. The study has calculated GHG emissions from wastewater in the Nhue–Day River basin through the use of septic toilets, other toilets and centralized treatment plant by aerobic technologies for the current status (2019) and the scenario in 2030. Thereby, it shows that the CH4 gas is mainly generated from anaerobic treatment of domestic wastewater with total CH4 emissions currently at 52,850,201.55 Gg CH4/year (processed 49,742,761.24 Gg CH4/year accounting for 94.12%); and for the scenario up to 2030 is 212,764,669.79 Gg CH4/year (processed 212,700,144.64 Gg CH4/year at 99.97%).


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Tu, C.A.; Anh, N.T.K.; Quy, L.V.; Quynh, P.T. Calculation of methane gas emissions (CH4) from domestic waste water in Nhue–Day River basin. VN J. Hydrometeorol. 2021, 7, 9-19. 


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