Laboratory: Environmental System, Engineering for Assessing the Sustainable Environment
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Development of Environmental Dynamic Model
The space where human beings live contains the atmosphere, water, soil, and sediment, all of which are examples of what are known as environmental media. Humans produce various goods and use various transport systems in their efforts to achieve a better quality of life. During these processes, various pollutants are emitted into the environmental media. Dynamic environmental models can estimate the distribution of these pollutants across the environmental media and their impacts on human health through computational simulations.
Environmental Management in Developing Countries
Japan experienced high economic growth in the 1960s, which went alongside an increase in polluting activities. While Japan had largely overcome this issue by the 1990s, regaining a cleaner atmosphere and cleaner water, the economies in many countries of Southeast Asia are currently undergoing rapid growth, meaning high polluting activities remain a serious issue. To apply our knowledge of this issue to overcome it, we are conducting joint research with Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam, and Thailand.
- Nguyen G.T.H., Shimadera H., Uranishi K., Matsuo T., Kondo A., Thepanondh S., Numerical assessment of PM2.5 and O3 air quality in Continental Southeast Asia: Baseline simulation and aerosol direct effects investigation, Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 219, 117054, 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.117054
- Gonzalez F., Zhang Q., Matsuo T., Shimadera H., Kondo A., Analysis of pollutant dispersion in a realistic urban street canyon using coupled CFD and chemical reaction modeling, Atmosphere, Vol. 10 (9), 479, 2019, DOI: 10.3390/atmos10090479
- Uranishi K., Ikemori F., Shimadera H., Kondo A., Sugata S., Impact of field biomass burning on local pollution and long-range transport of PM2.5 in Northeast Asia, Environmental Pollution, Vol. 244, pp. 414-422, 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.09.061
- Koue J., Shimadera H., Matsuo T., Kondo A., Numerical Analysis of Sensitivity of Structure of the Stratification in Lake Biwa, Japan by Changing Meteorological Elements, Water, Vol. 10 (10), 1492, 2018, DOI: 10.3390/w10101492
- Araki S., Shimadera H., Yamamoto K., Kondo A., Effect of spatial outliers on the regression modelling of air pollutant concentrations: A case study in Japan, Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 153, pp. 83-93, 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.12.057