研究室紹介

Material Cycle and Waste Management Engineering

Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Department of Earth Resources, Marine and Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Course, School of Engineering

We are conducting research on environmentally safe and economical technologies for solid waste recycling, treatment and final disposal, aiming to contribute the realization of a sustainable society and a sound material-cycle society from academic perspectives. We pursue outcomes which can be put to practical use on the basis of industry-government-academia collaboration. In addition, we are conducting research on development of disaster waste treatment system dealing with large amount of disaster waste rapidly and smoothly for early recovery and reconstruction of affected areas, taking into account the fact that large-scale natural disasters, such as great earthquakes and heavy rains, are occurring frequently. Furthermore, the economic development in the Asian region in recent years and the resulting severe environmental destruction are exerting an undeniable impact on Japan's environment. Therefore, we are conducting international studies in cooperation with overseas governments and universities on the development of appropriate solid waste management and the recycling technologies considering peculiar environment and conditions of Asian region.

Characterization of municipal solid waste incineration residues (SEM and microscope images)

Semi-plant scale lysimeters for chlorine removal experiments in Japan and China

Staff

Prof. Takayuki Shimaoka
Assoc.Prof. Hirofumi Nakayama
Asst.Prof. Teppei Komiya

The Main Research Topics

  • Appropriate and reasonable technologies of waste treatment and disposal based on local situation
  • Technical development of waste recycles that enables sustainable human activities and their feasibility assessment
  • Design and assessment of socio-economic system that supports waste reduction and recycles
  • Numerical simulation of environmental fates of pollutants to support environmental impact assessment and development of waste treatment and recycles in Asian heterogeneous environments
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