1991 Fiscal Year Final Research Report Summary
Environmental Protection Technologies in Asian Big Cities
Grant-in-Aid for international Scientific Research
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||Tokyo Institute of Technology |
NIIYAMA Hiroo Prof., International Coop. Center for Sci. & Tech., Tokyo Inst. Tech., 理工学国際交流センター, 教授 (70016533)
TANTHAPANICH ウイワツト Faculty of Eng., Chulaiongkorn University, Assoc. Prof
OLANO Servil Fac. of Eng., De La Salle University, Dean of En
SAKAMAKI Fumio Chief Researcher, Division of Grobal Environment, Nat'l Res. Inst. Environment, 地球環境部, 主任研究員 (40132849)
FUJIE Koichi Assoc. Prof., Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University, 工学部, 助教授 (30134836)
GOTO Shigeo Prof., Faculty of Engineering, Nagoya University, 工学部, 教授 (90023283)
NAKAMURA Ryuichi Research Associate, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Inst. Tech., 工学部, 助手 (50092565)
AIKA Ken-ichi Assoc. Prof., Res. Inst. Resources Utilization, Tokyo inst. Tech., 資源研, 助教授 (20016736)
KAWASAKI Junjiro Assoc. Prof., Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 工学部, 助教授 (40016556)
KAJIUCHI Toshio Assoc. Prof., Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Sci. & Eng., Tokyo Inst. Tech, 大学院総理工, 助教授 (30016555)
UNNO Hajime Prof., Faculty of Bio-Science & Technology, Tokyo Inst. Tech., 生命理工学部, 教授 (10087471)
KOIDE Kozo Prof., Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 工学部, 教授 (60016392)
SERVILLANO Olano Jr. Dean, Faculty of Engineering, De La Salle University
WIWUT Tanthapanichakoon Assoc. Prof., Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
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|Keywords||South-East Asian Countries / Environmental Protection / Automobile Catalyst / Exhaust Gas Treatment / Waste Water Treatment / Model For Pollutants Diffusion / Sugar Industry / Solid Waste|
Environmental issues are one of the most important problems in asian big cities. Well developed but too much sophisticated technologies employed in developed countries are not very helpful for developing countries, because of their high costs and of complicated operations. The ultimate purpose of the present work is to develop the "intermediate technologies" based upon international cooperation between Japan and counterpart countries.
As a first step, preliminary discussions with Thailand and Philippino researchers and governmental policy makers as well, were done in the first half of the year. Three groups, whose concerns are, (1) Exhaust gas treatments, (2) Waste water treatments, and (3) Air monitoring & modeling of pollutant diffusion, are organized based on the discussions.
On November, two workshops on "Environmental Protection Technologies in Asian Big Cities" were held, one in Manila and the other in Bangkok. More than 50 researchers participate in each workshop, and made very frank and constructive discussions.
Followings are the summary of experimental results and discussions.
1. Automobile catalysts for these countries should put more emphasis on oxidation activities. Gold supported on cobalt oxide shows extremely high catalytic activity in oxidation, and hence, is more suitable than currently used Three Way Catalysts.
2. Active carbon can be produced from sugar cane which might be useful for waste water treatments in sugar industry.
3. A model for diffusion of pollutants were developed. It is simple enough to be applied in these countries.
4. Solid waste management is also a very important problem to be cooperated.
The seminar/workshop on the subject is very timely arid should be organized in an appropriate time interval.
Research Products (4 results)