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Two - Way Communication in Landslide's Watching and Monitoring

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Abstract

The number of landslide events and impacts seems to be increasing. To solve landslide hazard problems, Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has established local landslide watch networks or self-protection networks in risk areas. The networks are local people working for their communities or villages as volunteers. DMR established the Geohazards Operation Center (GOC) in Bangkok to focused on Landslide' watch and to coordinate with the local networks and relevant agencies. When heavy rain is approaching landslide prone areas, the GOC will disseminate landslide watch bulletin and Radio, television, SMS and email are used to communicate usually. The local landslide watch networks can also phone to the center to get more information and to report real time situation from their areas. The two-way communication like this can be the most effective way of connecting with Network for Landslide's Watching and Monitoring.

 

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The Effects of Clay Minerals on Rainfall-Triggered Landslide on Highway 1095 (Mae Ma Lai - Pai),

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On August 28, 2011, a landslide occurred at kilometer 53 on Highway 1095 (Mae Ma Lai - Poi) with light rainfall jar the average of 30 mm/day in rainy season. The relationships between clay mineralogy and landslide-inducing behavior of the soils derived from weathered granitic rocks were carried out to better understand the nature of landslide. Clay mineralogy determination was analyzed by X-rays diffraction analysis. In addition, physical properties of the soils including soil permeability, grain-size distribution, Atterberg's limits, and direct shear strength were also determined to classify the pattern of landslide. As a result, shallow with debris slides was classified. Low permeability of well-graded sands with clays was recognized in the landslide and non-landslide areas. The liquid limit of 19% and 28% with the plastic index ranged of 6% to 16% were identified in landslide areas, where  those of non-landslide areas are of 25%-34% for the liquid limit and 8%-17% for the plastic index.

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Utilization of Mae Moh Leonardite for a Reducing of Arsenic in Wastewater

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the possibility of the utilization of leonardite as a low cost adsorbent.The study focuses on the "leonardite" low rank coal filter material from Mae Moh basin supplied to Mae Moh power plants. The samples were crushed, passed and sieved in the usual manner to recover the 60 mesh reaction for testing. The leonardite analyses (thermogravimetric (TGA) and proximate) are shown. The composition of the mineral matter of the leonardite was also determined. The research on carbon development is directed towards investigating the key parameters in the preparation of activated carbons from low-rank coals. Activated carbons were produced by a two-step process: oxidation of the Leonardite samples in air at 150-250°C for 2 hours, devolatilization of these oxidized in nitrogen.

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Successes and Challenges in Developing Gas Reservoir of Sin Phu Horm Field, Northeastern Thailand

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Introduction

Sin Phu Horm (SPH) gas field locates in the province between city of Udon Thani and Khon Kaen, North-Eastern of  Thailand. Phu Horm structure is located in Blocks EU1 and E5N in the northeastern of Thai and. It is 45 km and 75 km north of EMEPKI Nam Phong Gas Field and Khon Kaen city. PTIEP became a partner with 20% interest in Block ESN in 1990. The block covers an area of 39.31 sq. km of the Phu Horm South Structure. In 2005 PTIEPS acquired 20% interest in Block EU1, which has an area of 192.61 sq. km. and covers the Phu Horm North Structure. Then PTIEP acquired HESS's interest and along with an operatorship on 23 April 2014, therefore PTIEP's interest increased from 20% to 55%. Partners of the field are APICO LLC and ESSO with 35 % and 10 % interest respectively.

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Hongsa Coal Resources to Electricity with Community Respect, Muang Hongsa, Xayaboury Province,...

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Introduction and Background

Lao PDR is committed to full integration in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) by 2015 and aims to remove itself from the list of least developed countries by 2020. Lao DPR also aims to transform itself to "the Battery of ASEAN". As a key step in achievement of this goal, GOL plans to build hydropower and mining coal power plants to sell electricity to Asian neighbors, and Hongsa Project is one of them and is the first coal-fired power plant.

Hongsa Project is located in 76.41km2 Concession Area (CA) comprising three components: (1) Power Plant component consisting of development of 1,878 MW coal-fired power plant; (2) Coal Mining component; and (3) Limestone Quarry component.

The power plant is located adjacent to the mining area approximately 8 km to the west of Hongsa district town. The power plant is located within a fenced area of approximately 1 km2. Transmission line 67km 500 kV connects to interconnection point on the Lao-Thai border to supply electricity to Thai Grid at Mae Moh Northern Thailand; and transmission line 105 km 115 kV will supply Luang Prabang province in Northern Laos.

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