Environmental Science Research Laboratory

Research

Integrated Assessment of Climate Change and Low-Carbon Technology

The Laboratory conducts research on scientific evaluations of CO2 emission reduction scenarios, effects and adaptation measures for the electric power industry, and environmental risks of CO2 capture and storage to achieve a low carbon society.

Climate model and integrated assessment model used to address global warming

Climate model and integrated assessment model used to address global warming
This tool has made it possible to consolidate and synthesize scientific knowledge about global warming and share and transmit information with the aim of formulating appropriate global warming countermeasures.

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Environmental Impact Assessment of Power Plants

The environmental impact assessment is one of the key application areas within the scope of the Laboratory. We are developing rational and scientifically reliable environmental assessment techniques for the atmosphere, marine environments and terrestrial ecosystems. Recent efforts include the impact assessment on birds at wind power plants and simple assessment methods for air quality and warm-water discharge.

Environmental Wind Tunnel System

Environmental Wind Tunnel System
This wind tunnel system is designed to precisely simulate profiles of temperature, wind velocity and turbulence in real atmosphere.

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Wastewater Management and Waste Recycling at Coal-fired Thermal Power Plant

We are developing technology for simple measurement of chemical substances in wastewater and developing recycling technology using waste such as coal fly ash and desulfurization gypsum as the resource in order to support the stable operation of coal-fired thermal power plants, which are expected to be an important energy source in the future.

Recycling technology for desulfurization gypsum

Wastewater Management and Waste Recycling at Coal-fired Thermal Power Plant Recycling technology for desulfurization gypsum
Synthesis technology for hydroxyapatite has been developed to effectively use desulfurization gypsum. Hydroxapatite can be used in construction as an adsorbent of heavy metals to prevent soil contamination.

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Development of Cutting-edge Biotechnology

We are developing technology for biofuel production from food waste using our bio-reactor adopting microbe cultivation technology, and technology for seedling production as a method of producing high value-added, high-quality food plants.

Raising-seedlings technology using light quality regulation

Raising-seedlings technology using light quality regulation
Blue LED irradiation promotes root growth, changes plant form compactly, increases antioxidants in lettuce seedlings. Treated seedlings are healthier and more vigorous after transplanting.

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New Approach for Assessment of Electromagnetic Field

We have studied the health effects of electromagnetic fields with animal and cellular experiments. We are now using a new approach involving iPS cells and humanized mice to assess the effects of the electromagnetic field in order to raise scientific accuracy of the assessment.

Creation of human-typed disease model by humanized mouse

Creation of human-typed disease model by humanized mouse
A humanized mouse as a model of childhood leukemia will be created by using human iPS cell-derived somatic stem cell with disease gene to transplant immunodeficient mouse. This humanized mouse is then exposed to magnetic field and examined for the biological effects.

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