Researcher Database

Yoshihiko Matsui
Faculty of Engineering Division of Environmental Engineering Division of Environmental Engineering
Professor

Researcher Profile and Settings

Affiliation

  • Faculty of Engineering Division of Environmental Engineering Division of Environmental Engineering

Job Title

  • Professor

Degree

  • Dr. Eng.(Hokkaido University)

J-Global ID

Research Interests

  • 付着防止   淡水性二枚貝   Limonoperna fortunei   クロラミン   上下水道   シミュレーション   地理情報   凝集材   アワヒバリガイ   脱離力   アルミニウム   防汚塗料   吸着   浄水   膜分離   農薬   活性炭   MF膜   フミン質   凝集剤   PAC   硫酸バンド   ウイルス   不活化   ジェオスミン   2-メチルイソボルネオール   

Research Areas

  • Social infrastructure (civil Engineering, architecture, disaster prevention) / Civil engineering (environmental systems)
  • Environmental science/Agricultural science / Environmental dynamics

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2005/05 - Today 北海道大学大学院工学研院 教授
  • 1998/10 - 2005/04 Gifu University Faculty of Engineering
  • 1995/04 - 1998/09 Gifu University Faculty of Engineering
  • 1984/04 - 1995/03 Hokkaido University School of Engineering

Education

  • 1982/04 - 1984/03  北海道大学大学院工学研究科博士後期課程
  • 1980/04 - 1982/03  Hokkaido University  Graduate School of Engineering
  • 1976/04 - 1980/03  北海道大学教養部+工学部

Association Memberships

  • American Water Works Association   International Water Association   JAPAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION   JAPAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS   JAPAN SOCIETY ON WATER ENVIRONMENT   

Research Activities

Published Papers

  • Prediction of 1,4-dioxane decomposition during VUV treatment by model simulation taking into account effects of coexisting inorganic ions
    Matsushita, T, Sugita, W, Ishikawa, T, Shi, G, Nishizawa, S, Matsui, Y, Shirasaki, N
    Water Research 164 2019/11 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Assessment of indirect inhalation exposure to formaldehyde evaporated from water
    Nishikawa, S, Matsui, Y, Matsushita, T, Shirasaki, N
    Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 106 43 - 49 2019/08 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Micro-milling super-fine powdered activated carbon decreases adsorption capacity by introducing oxygen/hydrogen-containing functional groups on carbon surface from water
    Takaesu, H, Matsui, Y, Nishimura, Y, Matsushita, T, Shirasaki, N
    Water Research 155 66 - 75 2019/05 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Yoshifumi Nakazawa, Yoshihiko Matsui, Yusuke Hanamura, Koki Shinno, Nobutaka Shirasaki, Taku Matsushita
    WATER RESEARCH 147 311 - 320 0043-1354 2018/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Because of the eminent adsorptive capacity and rate for dissolved organic molecules compared to conventionally-sized powdered activated carbon (PAC), super-fine powdered activated carbon (SPAC) is gathering momentum for use in not only the pretreatment for membrane filtration for drinking water purification but also the conventional water purification process consisting of coagulation-flocculation, sedimentation, and rapid sand-filtration (CSF). However, the probability of SPAC particles to leak through a sand bed is higher than that of PAC, and their strict leakage control is an issue to be challenged when applying SPAC to CSF. However, study focusing on very high particle removal, which yield residual concentrations down to around 100 particles/mL, has been very limited. A previous study mentioned that the tendency of SPAC leakage is related to its low destabilization. In response to this, the present study focused on the two key components of coagulation (mixing intensity and coagulants) and investigated how to effectively reduce the residual SPAC after CSF.Astonishingly, the flash mixing (the first process of CSF), especially its G (velocity gradient) value, played the most important role in determining the residual SPAC in the filtrate of sand filter (the fourth process). Even if the slow mixing time was short, a sufficiently large G value but short T (mixing time) value in flash mixing effectively reduced the residual SPAC. When the total GT value of flash and slow mixing was fixed at a constant, priority should be given to flash mixing to reduce the residual SPAC.Among 23 PACI (poly-aluminum chloride) coagulants, PACI with a high-basicity (basicity 70%) and with sulfate ion (0.14 of sulfate/aluminum in molar ratio), produced by Al(OH)(3)-dissolution, were the most effective to reduce the residual SPAC after CSF. PACIs produced by base-titration, which have been intensively investigated in previous researches, were not effective due to lack of floc-formation ability. However, their Al species composition determined by the ferron method were almost the same as those of PACT by Al(OH)(3)-dissolution, and their charge-neutralization capacities were higher. PACIs produced by Al(OH)(3)-dissolution possessed both charge-neutralization and floc-formation abilities, but the former ability was more important to minimize the residual of SPAC. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Is the default of 2 liters for daily per-capita water consumption appropriate? A nationwide survey reveals water intake in Japan
    MATSUI Yoshihiko
    Journal of Water and Health 16 (4) 562 - 573 2018/08 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Yoshifumi Nakazawa, Yoshihiko Matsui, Yusuke Hanamura, Koki Shinno, Nobutaka Shirasaki, Taku Matsushita
    WATER RESEARCH 138 160 - 168 0043-1354 2018/07 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Superfine powdered activated carbon (SPAC; particle diameter similar to 1 mu m) has greater adsorptivity for organic molecules than conventionally sized powdered activated carbon (PAC). Although SPAC is currently used in the pretreatment to membrane filtration at drinking water purification plants, it is not used in conventional water treatment consisting of coagulation-flocculation, sedimentation, and rapid sand filtration (CSF), because it is unclear whether CSF can adequately remove SPAC from the water. In this study, we therefore investigated the residual SPAC particles in water after CSF treatment. First, we developed a method to detect and quantify trace concentration of carbon particles in the sand filtrate. This method consisted of 1) sampling particles with a membrane filter and then 2) using image analysis software to manipulate a photomicrograph of the filter so that black spots with a diameter >0.2 mu m (considered to be carbon particles) could be visualized. Use of this method revealed that CSF removed a very high percentage of SPAC: approximately 5-log in terms of particle number concentrations and approximately 6-log in terms of particle volume concentrations. When waters containing 7.5-mg/L SPAC and 30-mg/L PAC, concentrations that achieved the same adsorption performance, were treated, the removal rate of SPAC was somewhat superior to that of PAC, and the residual particle number concentrations for SPAC and PAC were at the same low level (100-200 partides/mL). Together, these results suggest that SPAC can be used in place of PAC in CSF treatment without compromising the quality of the filtered water in terms of particulate matter contamination. However, it should be noted that the activated carbon particles after sand filtration were smaller in terms of particle size and were chargeneutralized to a lesser extent than the activated carbon particles before sand filtration. Therefore, the tendency of small particles to escape in the filtrate would appear to be related to the fact that their small size leads to a low destabilization rate during the coagulation process and a low collision rate during the flocculation and filtration processes. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Matsushita, T, Morimoto, A, Kuriyama, T, Matsumoto, E, Matsui, Y, Shirasaki, N, Kondo, T, Takanashi, H, Kameya, T
    Water Research 138 67 - 76 2018/07 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Akiyama, M, Matsui, Y, Kido, J, Matsushita, T, Shirasaki
    Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 95 161 - 174 2018/06 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Matsushita, T, Honda, S, Kuriyama, T, Fujita, Y, Kondo, T, Matsui, Y, Shirasaki, N, Takanashi, H, Kameya, T
    Water Research 129 347 - 356 2018/02 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Taku Matsushita, Miki Sakuma, Shiori Tazawa, Taiki Hatase, Nobutaka Shirasaki, Yoshihiko Matsui
    WATER RESEARCH 125 332 - 340 0043-1354 2017/11 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Off-flavor in drinking water can be caused by transformation products (TPs) generated from organic compounds, such as amino acids, present during chlorination. However, the contributions of many of these TPs to overall off-flavor have not been quantified, mainly because the lack of appropriate chemical standards prevents sensory evaluation by means of a conventional flask test. In the present study, we used gas chromatography mass spectrometry olfactometry (GC-MS-O) to identify compounds responsible for the off-flavor generated by chlorination of an aqueous solution of the amino acid phenylalanine, and we propose a sensory evaluation procedure for quantification of the contributions of the identified TPs to the overall off-flavor, regardless of the availability of chemical standards of the TPs. GC-MS-O revealed that two TPs, N-chlorophenylacetaldimine and 2-chloro-2-phenylacetaldehyde, for which chemical standards are not commercially available, were the main components responsible for the off-flavor of the chlorinated solution. By using a sensory evaluation procedure involving a combination of GC-MS-0 and a conventional flask test, we quantified the contributions of TPs to the overall off-flavor of the chlorinated solution. Approximately 60% of the off-flavor was attributable to free chlorine (13%), 2-chloro-2-phenylacetaldehyde (13%), trichloramine (12%) phenylacetaldehyde (11%) phenylacetonitrile (8%), and N-chlorophenylacetaldimine (2%). Treatment with powdered activated carbon (PAC) removed the off-flavor. Experiments with chlorination of N-15-labeled phenylalanine suggested that PAC reductively decomposed trichloramine into N-2 gas and adsorbed all of the other identified TPs. Superfine PAC (median diameter, 0.7 mu m) removed the off-flavor more rapidly than normal-size PAC (median diameter, 8.0 mu m). (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Long Pan, Yuki Nishimura, Hideki Takaesu, Yoshihiko Matsui, Taku Matsushita, Nobutaka Shirasaki
    WATER RESEARCH 124 425 - 434 0043-1354 2017/11 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The capacity of activated carbon particles with median diameters (D50s) of >similar to 1 mu m for adsorption of hydrophobic micropollutants such as 2-methylisolborneol (MIB) increases with decreasing particle size because the pollutants are adsorbed mostly on the exterior (shell) of the particles owing to the limited diffusion penetration depth. However, particles with D50s of <1 mu m have not been thoroughly investigated. Here, we prepared particles with D50s of similar to 30 mu m-similar to 140 nm and evaluated their adsorption capacities for MIB and several other environmentally relevant adsorbates. The adsorption capacities for low-molecular-weight adsorbates, including MIB, deceased with decreasing particle size for D50s of less than a few micrometers, whereas adsorption capacities increased with decreasing particle size for larger particles. The oxygen content of the particles increased substantially with decreasing particle size for D50s of less than a few micrometers, and oxygen content was negatively correlated with adsorption capacity. The decrease in adsorption capacity with decreasing particle size for the smaller particles was due to particle oxidation during the micromilling procedure used to decrease D50 to similar to 140 nm. When oxidation was partially inhibited, the MIB adsorption capacity decrease was attenuated. For high molecular-weight adsorbates, adsorption capacity increased with decreasing particle size over the entire range of tested particle sizes, even though particle oxygen content increased with decreasing particle size. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Nobutaka Shirasaki, Takuro Yamaguchi, Kenta Kondo, Kaori Machida, Taiga Fukuura, Taku Matsushita
    WATER RESEARCH 118 177 - 186 0043-1354 2017/07 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We evaluated 51 poly-aluminum chloride (PACl) coagulants to determine the coagulant characteristics that were responsible for effective arsenate removal from contaminated river water by means of experiments involving coagulation, settling, and microfiltration. Some of the high-basicity PACls exhibited high arsenate removal percentages, particularly under alkaline conditions, and we investigated various relevant properties and characteristics of these high-basicity PACls. Effective arsenate removal was correlated with the content of polymeric and colloidal aluminum species (Alb and Alc) in the PACls but was not well correlated with colloid charge or zeta potential. Multiple regression analysis revealed that a portion of Alb and Alc, which reacted with the ferron reagent during the period from 30 min to 3 h, that is, the (Al30min-3h) fraction, had the highest arsenate sorption capacity, followed by a colloidal aluminum fraction (Al->3h, which reacted with ferron at a time of >3 h). The Al30min-3h fraction was stable, and its arsenate sorption capacity did not decrease markedly with increasing pH. The Al30min-3h fraction did not correspond to the Keggin-type e-Al-13 polycation or the delta-Al-30 polycation; it is likely to be an aluminum polymer that is unobservable by Al-27 NMR spectroscopy. Our results suggest that PACls with a high proportion of the Al30min-3h fraction should be used for enhanced arsenate removal by coagulation. A high content of the e-Al-13 polycation or the delta-Al-30 polycation was not indispensable for effective arsenate removal. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Motoyuki Kamata, Mari Asami, Yoshihiko Matsui
    CHEMOSPHERE 178 333 - 339 0045-6535 2017/07 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Triketone herbicides are becoming popular because of their herbicidal activity against sulfonylurea-resistant weeds. Among these herbicides, tefuryltrione (TFT) is the first registered herbicide for rice farming, and recently its distribution has grown dramatically. In this study, we developed analytical methods for TFT and its degradation product 2-chloro-4-methylsulfonyl-3-[(tetrahydrofuran-2-ylmethoxy) methyl] benzoic acid (CMTBA). TFT was found frequently in surface waters in rice production areas at concentrations as high as 1.9 a. The maximum observed concentration was lower than but close to 2 mu g/L, which is the Japanese reference concentration of ambient water quality for pesticides. However, TFT was not found in any drinking waters even though the source waters were purified by conventional coagulation and filtration processes; this was due to chlorination, which transforms TFT to CMTBA. The conversion rate of TFT to CMBA on chlorination was almost 100%, and CMTBA was stable in the presence of chlorine. Moreover, CMTBA was found in drinking waters sampled from household water taps at a similar concentration to that of TFT in the source water of the water purification plant. Although the acceptable daily intake and the reference concentration of CMTBA are unknown, the highest concentration in drinking water exceeded 0.1 mu g/L, which is the maximum allowable concentration for any individual pesticide and its relevant metabolites in the European Union Drinking Directive. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Long Pan, Yuichi Takagi, Yoshihiko Matsui, Taku Matsushita, Nobutaka Shirasaki
    WATER RESEARCH 114 50 - 58 0043-1354 2017/05 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We milled granular activated carbons (GACs) that had been used for 0-9 years in water treatment plants and produced carbon particles with different sizes and ages: powdered activated carbons (PAC, median diameter 12-42 mu m), superfine PAC (SPAC, 0.9-3.5 mu m), and submicron-sized SPAC (SSPAC, 220 290 nm). The fact that SPAC produced from 1-year-old GAC and SSPAC from 2-year-old GAC removed 2-methylisoborneol (MIB) from water with an efficiency similar to that of virgin PAC after a carbon contact time of 30 min suggests that spent GAC could be reused for water treatment after being milled. This potential for reuse was created by increasing the equilibrium adsorption capacity via reduction of the carbon particle size and improving the adsorption kinetics. During long-term (>1 year) use in GAC beds, the volume of pores in the carbon, particularly pores with widths of 0.6-0.9 nm, was greatly reduced. The equilibrium adsorption capacities of the carbon for compounds with molecular sizes in this range could therefore decrease with increasing carbon age. Among these compound's, the decreases of capacities were prominent for hydrophobic compounds, including MIB. For hydrophobic compounds, however, the equilibrium adsorption capacities could be increased with decreasing carbon particle size. The iodine number, among other indices, was best correlated with the equilibrium adsorption capacity of the MIB and would be a good index to assess the remaining MIB adsorption capacity of spent carbon. Spent GAC can possibly be reused as SPAC or SSPAC if its iodine number is >= 600 mg/g. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • N. Shirasaki, T. Matsushita, Y. Matsui, K. Murai
    WATER RESEARCH 115 29 - 39 0043-1354 2017/05 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Here, we evaluated the efficacy of direct microfiltration (MF) and ultrafiltration (UF) to remove three representative human enteric viruses (i.e., adenovirus [AdV] type 40, coxsackievirus [CV] B5, and hepatitis A virus [HAV] IB), and one surrogate of human caliciviruses (i.e., murine norovirus [MNV] type 1). Eight different MF membranes and three different UF membranes were used. We also examined the ability of coagulation pretreatment with high-basicity polyaluminum chloride (PACl) to enhance virus removal by MF. The removal ratios of two bacteriophages (MS2 and phi X174) and a plant virus (pepper mild mottle virus; PMMoV) were compared with the removal ratios of the human enteric viruses to assess the suitability of these viruses to be used as surrogates for human enteric viruses. The virus removal ratios obtained with direct MF with membranes with nominal pore sizes of 0.1-0.22 mu m differed, depending on the membrane used; adsorptive interactions, particularly hydrophobic interactions between virus particles and the membrane surface, were dominant factors for virus removal. In contrast, direct UF with membranes with nominal molecular weight cutoffs of 1-100 kDa effectively removed viruses through size exclusion, and >4-log(10) removal was achieved when a membrane with a nominal molecular weight cutoff of 1 kDa was used. At pH 7 and 8, in-line coagulation-MF with non-sulfated high-basicity PACls containing Al-30 species had generally a better virus removal (i.e., >4-log(10) virus removal) than the other aluminum-based coagulants, except for phi X174. For all of the filtration processes, the removal ratios of AdV, CV, HAV, and MNV were comparable and strongly correlated with each other. The removal ratios of MS2 and PMMoV were comparable or smaller than those of the three human enteric viruses and MNV, and were strongly correlated with those of the three human enteric viruses and MNV. The removal ratios obtained with coagulation-MF for phi X174 were markedly smaller than those obtained for the three human enteric viruses and MNV. However, because MS2 was inactivated after contact with PACI during coagulation pretreatment, unlike AdV, CV, MNV, and PMMoV, the removal ratios of infectious MS2 were probably an overestimation of the ability of coagulation-MF to remove infectious AdV, CV, and caliciviruses. Thus, PMMoV appears to be a suitable surrogate for human enteric viruses, whereas MS2 and phi X174 do not, for the assessment of the efficacy of membrane filtration processes to remove viruses. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Taku Matsushita, Yoshihiko Matsui, Shohei Ikekame, Miki Sakuma, Nobutaka Shirasaki
    ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 51 (8) 4541 - 4548 0013-936X 2017/04 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Mechanisms underlying trichloramine removal with activated carbon treatment were proven by batch experiments and theoretical analysis with diffusion-reaction models. The observed values of trichloramine and free chlorine were explained only by the model in which (1) both trichloramine and free chlorine were involved as reactants, (2) the removals of reactants were affected both by the intraparticle diffusion and by the reaction with activated carbon, and (3) trichloramine decomposition was governed by two distinct reductive reactions. One reductive reaction was expressed as a first-order reaction: the reductive reaction of trichloramine with the basal plane of PAC, which consists of graphene sheets. The other reaction was expressed as a second-order reaction: the reductive reaction of trichloramine with active functional groups located on the edge of the basal plane. Free chlorine competitively reacted with-both the basal plane and the active functional groups. The fact that the model prediction succeeded even in experiments with different activated carbon doses, with different initial trichloramine concentrations, and with different sizes of activated carbon particles clearly proved that the mechanisms described in the model were reasonable for explaining trichloramine removal with activated carbon treatment.
  • N. Shirasaki, T. Matsushita, Y. Matsui, K. Murai, A. Aochi
    JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 326 110 - 119 0304-3894 2017/03 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We examined the removal of representative contaminant candidate list (CCL) viruses (coxsackievirus [CV] B5, echovirus type [EV] 11, and hepatitis A virus [HAV] IB), recombinant norovirus virus-like particles (rNV-VLPs), and murine norovirus (MNV) type 1 by coagulation. Water samples were subjected to coagulation with polyaluminum chloride (PACT, basicity 1.5) followed by either settling or settling and filtration. Together with our previously published results, the removal ratio order, as evaluated by a plaque-forming-unit method or an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay after settling, was HAV > EV = rNV-VLPs >= CV = poliovirus type 1 = MNV> adenovirus type 40 (range, 0.1-2.7-log(10)). Infectious HAV was likely inactivated by the PACl and therefore was removed to a greater extent than the other viruses. A nonsulfated high-basicity PACl (basicity 2.1), removed the CCL viruses more efficiently than did two other sulfated PACls (basicity 1.5 or 2.1), alum, or ferric chloride. We also examined the removal ratio of two bacteriophages. The removal ratios for MS2 tended to be larger than those of the CCL viruses, whereas those for phi X174 were comparable with or smaller than those of the CCL viruses. Therefore, phi X174 may be a useful conservative surrogate for CCL viruses during coagulation. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • 小坂浩司, 浅見真理, 佐々木万紀子, 松井佳彦, 秋葉道宏
    Journal of Japan Society on Water Environment 40(3) 125 - 133 2017 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Long Pan, Yoshihiko Matsui, Taku Matsushita, Nobutaka Shirasaki
    WATER RESEARCH 102 516 - 523 0043-1354 2016/10 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Superfine powdered activated carbon (SPAC), which is produced from conventionally sized powdered activated carbon (PAC) by wet milling in a bead mill, has attracted attention for its high adsorptive removal ability in both research and practice. In this study, the performance of dry-milled SPAC was investigated. 2-Methylisoborneol (MIB), an earthy-musty compound commonly targeted by water treatment systems, was used as the target adsorbate. Dry-milled SPAC exhibited lower adsorptive removal of MIB than wet-milled SPAC, even when both SPACs were produced from the same PAC and were composed of particles of the same size. One reason for the lower removal of MIB by the dry-milled SPAC was a higher degree of aggregation in the dry-milled SPAC after production; as a result the apparent particle size of dry-milled SPAC was larger than that of wet-milled SPAC. The dry-milled SPAC was also more negatively charged than the wet-milled SPAC, and, owing to its higher repulsion, it was more amenable to dispersion by ultrasonication. However, even after the dry-milled SPAC was ultrasonicated so that its apparent particle size was similar to or less than that of the wet-milled SPAC, the dry-milled SPAC was still inferior in adsorptive removal to the wet-milled SPAC. Therefore, another reason for the lower adsorptive removal of dry-milled SPAC was its lower equilibrium adsorption capacity, due to the oxidation during the milling. The adsorption kinetics by SPACs with different degrees of particle aggregation were successfully simulated by a pore diffusion model and a fractal aggregation model. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • N. Shirasaki, T. Matsushita, Y. Matsui, T. Marubayashi, K. Murai
    SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 563 29 - 39 0048-9697 2016/09 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We evaluated the removal of enteric adenovirus (AdV) type 40 and poliovirus (PV) type 1 by coagulation, using water samples from 13 water sources for drinking water treatment plants in Japan. The behaviors of two widely accepted enteric virus surrogates, bacteriophages MS2 and phi X174, were compared with the behaviors of AdV and PV. Coagulation with polyaluminum chloride (PACl, basicity 1.5) removed AdV and PV from virus-spiked source waters: the infectious AdV and PV removal ratios evaluated by means of a plaque-forming-unit method were 0.1-1.4-log(10) and 0.5-2.4-log(10), respectively. A nonsulfated high-basicity PACl (basicity 2.1) removed infectious AdV and PV more efficiently than did other commercially available PACls (basicity 1.5-2.1), alum, and ferric chloride. The MS2 removal ratios tended to be larger than those of AdV and PV, partly because of differences in the hydrophobicities of the virus particles and the sensitivity of the virus to the virucidal activity of PACl; the differences in removal ratios were not due to differences in the surface charges of the virus particles. MS2, which was more hydrophobic than the other viruses, was inactivated during coagulation with PACl. Therefore, MS2 does not appear to be an appropriate surrogate for AdV and PV during coagulation. In contrast, because phi X174, like AdV and PV, was not inactivated during coagulation, and because the hydrophobicity of phi X174 was similar to or somewhat lower than the hydrophobicities of AdV and PV, the phi X174 removal ratios tended to be similar to or somewhat smaller than those of the enteric viruses. Therefore, phi X174 is a potential conservative surrogate for AdV and PV during coagulation. In summary, the surface hydrophobicity of virus particles and the sensitivity of the virus to the virucidal activity of the coagulant are probably important determinants of the efficiency of virus removal during coagulation. (c) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • N. Shirasaki, T. Matsushita, Y. Matsui, K. Ohno
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-WATER SUPPLY 16 (3) 737 - 745 1606-9749 2016/06 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Noroviruses (NVs) are one of the leading causes of epidemic gastroenteritis around the world. Water treatment technologies using membrane filtration for virus removal are becoming increasingly important. However, experiments to test removal of NVs from water have been hampered because NVs do not grow in cell culture or in small-animal models and therefore cannot be easily artificially propagated. Expression of the NV genome in a baculovirus-silkworm expression system has produced recombinant NV virus-like particles (rNV-VLPs) that aremorphologically and antigenically similar to native NV. Here, we characterized these rNV-VLPs and evaluated their potential use in assessing NV removal. Electron microscopic analysis and peptide mass fingerprinting showed that the rNV-VLPs were morphologically identical to native NV. In addition, surface charge and particle size distribution, which are important factors for explaining virus particle behavior during membrane filtration, were successfully evaluated by using rNV-VLPs. The rNV-VLPs were easy to quantify with a commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit, they remained stable for several days at 4 degrees C after dilution in river water, and they were easy to concentrate with the ultrafiltration entrapment method used. Thus, rNV-VLPs can be used to facilitate our understanding of the behavior of NVs during membrane filtration processes.
  • Nobutaka Shirasaki, Taku Matsushita, Yoshihiko Matsui, Takuya Marubayashi
    JOURNAL OF WATER SUPPLY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-AQUA 65 (4) 322 - 329 0003-7214 2016/06 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We investigated the effect of coagulant basicity on bacteriophage removal from river water by polyferric chloride (PFC). PFC at three basicities (basicity 0.9-2.1) was prepared by means of base titration (NaOH was added to ferric chloride (FeCl3) solution) and the virus removal efficiencies of those PFCs were compared with that of FeCl3 (basicity 0). The virus removal efficiencies of the PFCs were equal to or less than that of FeCl3 at both pH 6 and pH 8. This suggests that, unlike aluminum-based coagulants, increasing the basicity of iron-based coagulants does not improve virus removal efficiency. Furthermore, the relative abundance of monomeric iron(III) species in the PFCs decreased, whereas that of precipitated iron(III) species increased with increasing basicity, as assessed with a ferron method. Colloid charge density also decreased with increasing basicity. Therefore, it is likely that the reduction in the abundance of monomeric iron(III) species led to the reduction in colloid charge density, which then reduced virus removal efficiency. Thus, the development of novel iron-based coagulants with increased virus removal efficiency may not be possible by simply increasing the basicity of the coagulant.
  • Taku Matsushita, Masahiro Hashizuka, Taisuke Kuriyama, Yoshihiko Matsui, Nobutaka Shirasaki
    CHEMOSPHERE 148 233 - 240 0045-6535 2016/04 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The effects of two water purification processes (ozonation, and chlorination after ozonation) on the mutagenicity of a solution containing iopamidol (X-ray contrast medium) were investigated by using the Ames assay. No mutagenicity was observed during ozonation. In contrast, mutagenicity was induced by the ozone-treated iopamidol-containing solution after subsequent chlorination, indicating that mutagenic transformation-products (TPs) were generated. Ten of 70 peaks detected on the LC/MS total ion chromatogram (TIC) of the ozone-treated iopamidol-containing solution after chlorination had a positive correlation (r(2) > 0.6) between their peak areas and the observed mutagenicity, suggesting that TPs detected as these peaks may induce mutagenicity. To narrow down the possible contributors to the observed mutagenicity, we compared the areas of the peaks on the TIC-charts with and without chlorination. Of the ten peaks, six were also detected in the ozone-treated iopamidol-containing solution without chlorination, which did not induce mutagenicity, indicating that these peaks were not related to the observed mutagenicity. Accurate m/z values and MS/MS analysis with an orbitrap MS of the remaining four peaks revealed that two of them represented the same TP in the negative and positive ion modes. The three remaining TPs were assessed in four quantitative structure activity relationship models for predicting Ames mutagenicity. At least one model predicted that two of the three TPs were mutagenic, whereas none of the models predicted that the other TP was a mutagen, suggesting that the former TPs, estimated as N1-acetyl-5-amino-6-chloro-2-iodobenzene-1,3-dicarboxamide and 3-hydroxy-243-[(2-hydroxyethoxy)carbony1]-2,4,6-triiodo-5-nitrobenzoyl}amino)propanoic acid, could be the candidate compounds that contributed to the observed mutagenicity. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • N. Shirasaki, T. Matsushita, Y. Matsui, T. Marubayashi
    CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL 284 786 - 793 1385-8947 2016/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We prepared different types of aluminum-based coagulants, consisting of mainly monomeric aluminum species, polymeric aluminum species, or colloidal aluminum species, to investigate the effect of aluminum hydrolyte species on the removal of two types of human enteroviruses, poliovirus (PV) type 1 and the free-chlorine-resistant virus coxsackievirus (CV) B5, from lake and river water samples during the coagulation process. We found that differences in the distribution of the aluminum hydrolyte species in the coagulant affected the removal of these enteroviruses during coagulation: the removal ratios of PV and CV observed with polyaluminum chloride (PACl) with a high colloidal aluminum content and a basicity of 2.1 (i.e., PACl-2.1c) were larger than those observed with high monomeric aluminum content coagulant (i.e., AlCl3 solution) and with high polymeric aluminum content coagulant PACl (PACl-2.1b). Unlike AlCl3 or PACl-2.1b, PACl-2.1c contains Al-30 species, indicating that Al-30 species probably play a major role in the removal of enteroviruses. The PV and CV removal ratios were almost identical, regardless of the coagulant type or viral quantification method used (plaque-forming unit method or real-time polymerase chain reaction method), suggesting that PV and CV behaved similarly during the coagulation process. We also experimentally confirmed that the main mechanism for virus removal was coprecipitation into growing aluminum hydroxide during charge neutralization; virus adsorption onto formed aluminum hydroxide flocs also contributed to virus removal, but played a limited role. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Soichi Nakao, Asuka Sakamoto, Takuma Taniguchi, Long Pan, Taku Matsushita, Nobutaka Shirasaki
    WATER RESEARCH 85 95 - 102 0043-1354 2015/11 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The adsorption capacities of nine activated carbons for geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol (MIB) were evaluated. For some carbons, adsorption capacity substantially increased when carbon particle diameter was decreased from a few tens of micrometers to a few micrometers, whereas for other carbons, the increase of adsorption capacity was small for MIB and moderate for geosmin. An increase of adsorption capacity was observed for other hydrophobic adsorbates besides geosmin and MIB, but not for hydrophilic adsorbates. The parameter values of a shell adsorption model describing the increase of adsorption capacity were negatively correlated with the oxygen content of the carbon among other characteristics. Low oxygen content indicated low hydrophilicity. The increase of adsorption capacity was related to the hydrophobic properties of both adsorbates and activated carbons. For adsorptive removal of hydrophobic micropollutants such as geosmin, it is therefore recommended that less-hydrophilic activated carbons, such as coconut-shell-based carbons, be microground to a particle diameter of a few micrometers to enhance their equilibrium adsorption capacity. In contrast, adsorption by hydrophilic carbons or adsorption of hydrophilic adsorbates occur in the inner pores, and therefore adsorption capacity is unchanged by particle size reduction. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Taku Matsushita, Nozomi Kobayashi, Masahiro Hashizuka, Haruki Sakuma, Takashi Kondo, Yoshihiko Matsui, Nobutaka Shirasaki
    CHEMOSPHERE 135 101 - 107 0045-6535 2015/09 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    In the present study, the effects of chlorination on the mutagenicity (assessed via the Ames assay) and acute toxicity (assessed via a bioluminescence inhibition assay) of solutions containing one of five commonly used iodinated X-ray contrast media (ICM) (iopamidol, iohexol, iopromide, iomeprol, and diatrizoate) were investigated. Of the five ICM tested, only iopamidol was degraded by chlorine. Chlorination of the iopamidol-containing solution induced both mutagenicity and acute toxicity, which increased with chlorination time (up to 96 h). The areas of five out of 54 peaks detected on the LC/MS total ion chromatogram had good correlation (r(2) > 0.90) between peak area and observed mutagenicity. To identify possible contributors to the observed mutagenicity, the Ames assay and LC/MS analysis were conducted on samples collected at 48-h chlorination time and extracted under different pH conditions. Of the five peaks, one peak was detected in the sample extracted at pH 7, but this sample was not mutagenic, indicating that the peak was not related to the observed mutagenicity. MS/MS analysis with an orbitrap mass spectrometer of the remaining four peaks revealed that two of the peaks represented the same TP (detected in negative and positive ion modes). Finally, three TPs were identified as suspected contributors to the mutagenicity induced by the iopamidol-containing solution after chlorination: 5-[(1,3-dihydroxypropan-2-yl)carbamoyl]-3-[(3-hydroxypropanoyl)oxy]-2,4-diiodobenzoic acid; N-(1,3-dihydroxypropan-2-yl)-3-(2,3-dioxopropyl)-2,4,6-triiodobenzamide; and 3-[(1,3-dihydroxypropan-2-yl)carbamoyl]-5-[(3-hydroxybutanoyl)oxy]-2,4,6-triiodobenzoic acid. Prediction of the mutagenicity potential of these three TPs with a battery of four quantitative structure-activity relationship models did not contradict our conclusion that these TPs contributed to the observed mutagenicity. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Taku Matsushita, Keisuke Nakamura, Yoshihiko Matsui, Nobutaka Shirasaki
    MEMBRANE WATER TREATMENT 6 (3) 225 - 235 2005-8624 2015/05 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    During low-pressure membrane treatments of cyanobacterial cells, including microfiltration (MF) and ultrafiltration (UF), there have reportedly been releases of intracellular compounds including cyanotoxins and compounds with an earthy-musty odor into the water, probably owing to cyanobacterial cell breakage retained on the membrane. However, to our knowledge, no information was reported regarding the effect of growth phase of cyanobacterial cells on the release of the intracellular compounds. In the present study, we used a geosmin-producing cyanobacterium, Anabaena smithii, to investigate the effect of the growth phase of the cyanobacterium on the release of intracellular geosmin during laboratory-scale MF experiments with the cells in either the logarithmic growth or stationary phase. Separate detection of damaged and intact cells revealed that the extent of cell breakage on the MF membrane was almost the same for logarithmic growth and stationary phase cells. However, whereas the geosmin concentration in the MF permeate increased after 3 h of filtration with cells in the logarithmic growth phase, it did not increase during filtration with cells in the stationary phase: the trend in the geosmin concentration in the MF permeate with time was much different between the logarithmic growth and stationary phases. Adsorption of geosmin to algogenic organic matter (AOM) retained on the MF membrane and/or pore blocking with the AOM were greater when the cells were in the stationary phase versus the logarithmic growth phase, the result being a decrease in the apparent release of intracellular geosmin from the stationary phase cells. In actual drinking water treatment plants employing membrane processes, more attention should be paid to the cyanobacterial cells in logarithmic growth phase than in stationary phase from a viewpoint of preventing the leakage of intracellular earthy-musty odor compounds to finished water.
  • T. Matsushita, S. Hirai, T. Ishikawa, Y. Matsui, N. Shirasaki
    PROCESS SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 94 528 - 541 0957-5820 2015/03 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We report the first use of vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) treatment to decompose 1,4-dioxane, a persistent organic contaminant that is difficult to remove by conventional drinking water treatment processes. The efficiency of VUV treatment was compared to that of VUV- and UV-based advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) (VUV/TiO2, VUV/H2O2, UV/TiO2, and UV/H2O2), and by-product formation was investigated. VUV treatment decomposed 1,4-dioxane more rapidly than did UV and UV/TiO2 treatments. The decomposition rate was enhanced when VUV irradiation was combined with TiO2 or H2O2. VUV/H2O2 decomposed 1,4-dioxane more rapidly than UV/H2O2 at a low H2O2 dose (1 mg/L), but the rate difference became small at a high H2O2 dose (5 mg/L). Electrical energy per order analysis revealed that VUV treatment, and the VUV- and UV-based AOPs, were economically feasible for 1,4-dioxane decomposition. Using raw water samples, we investigated by-product formation during VUV treatment and the effect of VUV irradiation on chlorinated disinfection by-product formation potential. Although the samples contained high concentrations of bromide, no bromate was produced by VUV treatment. VUV treatment slightly decreased trihalomethane formation potential (THMFP), whereas haloacetic acid formation potential (HAAFP) was unchanged, and total aldehyde concentration increased. The trend in HAAFP agreed with that had been reported for the VUV irradiation with much higher dose (Buchanan et al., 2006), whereas the trend in THMFP was different from that with much higher dose. THMFP, HAAFP, and aldehyde concentration were reduced by subsequent treatment with granular activated carbon (GAG) or biological activated carbon (BAG). Nitrite was produced by VUV treatment but disappeared after subsequent BAG treatment. These results suggest that VUV treatment should be combined with GAG or BAG treatment to suppress by-product formation. (C) 2014 The Institution of Chemical Engineers. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • Masaoki Kimura, Yoshihiko Matsui, Shun Saito, Tomoya Takahashi, Midori Nakagawa, Nobutaka Shirasaki, Taku Matsushita
    JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE 477 115 - 122 0376-7388 2015/03 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The extent of hydraulically irreversible membrane fouling in a coagulation-filtration system depends on several factors, including properties of the coagulant. Effects of polyaluminum chloride (PACI) coagulant properties, specifically basicity and sulfation, were investigated by conducting long-term direct filtration experiments. Elemental analysis determined Al and Si to be the major foulants, though the Si/Al ratios of the foulants differed from those of coagulated floc particles. While floc particle size depended on the concentrations of sulfate ions and polymeric species in the PACIs, floc-size changes did not affect transmembrane pressure (TMP) buildup and thus did not affect irreversible fouling. Differences in PACI basicity, which affected the distribution of aluminum species, resulted in changes to the degree of irreversible fouling. Pretreatment with high-basicity (71%) PACI was superior to pretreatment with normal-basicity (51%) PACI in reducing irreversible fouling and attenuating TMP buildup during filtration. Higher basicities resulted in less Al breakthrough and a decrease in the Si/Al ratio of the foulants. However, IMP buildup was the same for PACIs with basicities of 71% and 90%; therefore, TMP buildup is not simply related to Al breakthrough and deposition. Increasing the basicity of PACIs would be an effective way to reduce the amount of foulant deposited on the membrane by decreasing the amount of aluminum that passes through the membrane. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved,
  • Miki Sakuma, Taku Matsushita, Yoshihiko Matsui, Tomoko Aki, Masahito Isaka, Nobutaka Shirasaki
    WATER RESEARCH 68 839 - 848 0043-1354 2015/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study investigated the mechanism by which activated carbon removes trichloramine, a byproduct of water treatment that has a strongly offensive chlorinous odor. A stoichiometrical mass balance for 15N before and after activated carbon treatment of laboratory-prepared N-15-labeled trichloramine solutions clearly revealed that the mechanism of trichloramine removal with activated carbon was not adsorption but rather reductive decomposition to nitrogen gas. There was a weak positive correlation between the surface decomposition rate constant of trichloramine and the concentration of basic functional groups on the surface of the carbon particles, the suggestion being that the trichloramine may have been reduced by sulfhydryl groups (SH) on the activated carbon surface. Efficient decomposition of trichloramine was achieved with super powdered activated carbon (SPAC), which was prepared by pulverization of commercially available PAC into very fine particles less than 1 mu m in diameter. SPAC could decompose trichloramine selectively, even when trichloramine and free chlorine were present simultaneously in water, the indication being that the strong disinfection capability of residual free chlorine could be retained even after trichloramine was effectively decomposed. The residual ratio of trichloramine after carbon contact increased somewhat at low water temperatures of 1-5 degrees C. At these low temperatures, biological treatment, the traditional method for control of a major trichloramine precursor (ammonium nitrogen), is inefficient. Even at these low temperatures, SPAC could reduce the trichloramine concentration to an acceptable level. A theoretical analysis with a diffusion-reaction model developed in the present study revealed that the increase in the trichloramine residual with decreasing water temperature was attributable to the temperature dependence of the rate of the reductive reaction rather than to the temperature dependence of the diffusive mass transfer rate. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Mariya Ikari, Yoshihiko Matsui, Yuta Suzuki, Taku Matsushita, Nobutaka Shirasaki
    WATER RESEARCH 68 227 - 237 0043-1354 2015/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Chlorine oxidation followed by treatment with activated carbon was studied as a possible method for removing radioactive iodine from water. Chlorination time, chlorine dose, the presence of natural organic matter (NOM), the presence of bromide ion (Br-), and carbon particle size strongly affected iodine removal. Treatment with superfine powdered activated carbon (SPAC) after 10-min oxidation with chlorine (1 mg-Cl-2/L) removed 90% of the iodine in NOM-containing water (dissolved organic carbon concentration, 1.5 mg-C/L). Iodine removal in NOM-containing water increased with increasing chlorine dose up to >0.1 mg-Cl-2/L but decreased at chlorine doses of >1.0 mg-Cl-2/L. At a low chlorine dose, nonadsorbable iodide ion (I-) was oxidized to adsorbable hypoiodous acid (HOI). When the chlorine dose was increased, some of the HOI reacted with NOM to form adsorbable organic iodine (organic-I). Increasing the chlorine dose further did not enhance iodine removal, owing to the formation of nonadsorbable iodate ion (IO3-). Co-existing Br- depressed iodine removal, particularly in NOM-free water, because hypobromous acid (HOBr) formed and catalyzed the oxidation of HOI to However, the effect of Br- was small in the NOM-containing water because organic-I formed instead of SPAC (median particle diameter, 0.62 gm) had a higher equilibrium adsorption capacity for organic-I than did conventional PAC (median diameter, 18.9 mu m), but the capacities of PAC and SPAC for HOI were similar. The reason for the higher equilibrium adsorption capacity for organic-I was that organic-I was adsorbed principally on the exterior of the PAC particles and not inside the PAC particles, as indicated by direct visualization of the solid-phase iodine concentration profiles in PAC particles by field emission electron probe microanalysis. In contrast, HOI was adsorbed evenly throughout the entire PAC particle. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Asuka Sakamoto, Soichi Nakao, Takuma Taniguchi, Taku Matsushita, Nobutaka Shirasaki, Naoya Sakamoto, Hisayoshi Yurimoto
    Environmental science & technology 48 (18) 10897 - 903 2014/09/16 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    Decreasing the particle size of powdered activated carbon may enhance its equilibrium adsorption capacity for small molecules and micropollutants, such as 2-methylisoborneol (MIB) and geosmin, as well as for macromolecules and natural organic matter. Shell adsorption, in which adsorbates do not completely penetrate the adsorbent but instead preferentially adsorb near the outer surface of the adsorbent, may explain this enhancement in equilibrium adsorption capacity. Here, we used isotope microscopy and deuterium-doped MIB and geosmin to directly visualize the solid-phase adsorbate concentration profiles of MIB and geosmin in carbon particles. The deuterium/hydrogen ratio, which we used as an index of the solid-phase concentration of MIB and geosmin, was higher in the shell region than in the inner region of carbon particles. Solid-phase concentrations of MIB and geosmin obtained from the deuterium/hydrogen ratio roughly agreed with those predicted by shell adsorption model analyses of isotherm data. The direct visualization of the localization of micropollutant adsorbates in activated carbon particles provided direct evidence of shell adsorption.
  • Kentaro Narita, Yoshihiko Matsui, Kensuke Iwao, Motoyuki Kamata, Taku Matsushita, Nobutaka Shirasaki
    ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL 63 114 - 120 0160-4120 2014/02 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Pesticides released into the environment may pose both ecological and human health risks. Governments set the regulations and guidelines for the allowable levels of active components of pesticides in various exposure sources, including drinking water. Several pesticide risk indicators have been developed using various methodologies, but such indicators are seldom used for the selection of pesticides to be included in national regulations and guidelines. The aim of the current study was to use risk indicators for the selection of pesticides to be included in regulations and guidelines. Twenty-four risk indicators were created, and a detection rate was defined to judge which indicators were the best for selection. The combination of two indicators (local sales of a pesticide for the purposes of either rice farming or other farming, divided by the guideline value and annual precipitation, and amended with the scores from the physical and chemical properties of the pesticide) gave the highest detection rates. In this case study, this procedure was used to evaluate 134 pesticides that are currently unregulated in the Japanese Drinking Water Quality Guidelines, from which 44 were selected as pesticides to be added to the primary group in the guidelines. The detection probability of the 44 pesticides was more than 72%. Among the 102 pesticides currently in the primary group, 17 were selected for withdrawal from the group. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • N. Shirasaki, T. Matsushita, Y. Matsui, A. Oshiba, T. Marubayashi, S. Sato
    WATER RESEARCH 48 375 - 386 0043-1354 2014/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We investigated the effects of basicity, sulfate content, and aluminum hydrolyte species on the ability of polyaluminum chloride (PACl) coagulants to remove F-specific RNA bacteriophages from river water at a pH range of 6-8. An increase in PACl basicity from 1.5 to 2.1 and the absence of sulfate led to a reduction of the amount of monomeric aluminum species (i.e., an increase of the total amount of polymeric aluminum and colloidal aluminum species) in the PACl, to an increase in the colloid charge density of the PACl, or to both and, as a result, to high virus removal efficiency. The efficiency of virus removal at around pH 8 observed with PACl-2.1c, a nonsulfated high-basicity PACl (basicity 2.1-2.2) with a high colloidal aluminum content, was larger than that observed with PACl-2.1b, a nonsulfated high-basicity PACl (basicity 2.1-2.2) with a high polymeric aluminum content. In contrast, although extremely high basicity PACls (e.g., PACl-2.7ns, basicity 2.7) effectively removed turbidity and UV260-absorbing natural organic matter and resulted in a very low residual aluminum concentration, the virus removal ratio with PACl-2.7ns was smaller than the ratio with PACl-2.1c at around pH 8, possibly as a result of a reduction of the colloid charge density of the PACl as the basicity was increased from 2.1 to 2.7. Liquid Al-27 NMR analysis revealed that PACl-2.1c contained Al-30 species, which was not the case for PACl-2.1b or PACl-2.7ns. This result suggests that Al-30 species probably played a major role in virus removal during the coagulation process. In summary, PACl-2.1c, which has high colloidal aluminum content, contains Al-30 species, and has a high colloid charge density, removed viruses more efficiently (>4 log(10) for infectious viruses) than the other aluminum-based coagulants-including commercially available PACls (basicity 1.5-1.8), alum, and PACl-2.7ns-over the entire tested pH (6-8) and coagulant dosage (0.54-5.4 mg-Al/L) ranges. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • 松林良典, 福原勝, 渡部譲, 天野重己, 松井佳彦
    土木学会論文集G(環境) 70(7) III_119 - III_130 2014 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • N. Shirasaki, T. Matsushita, Y. Matsui, T. Urasaki, M. Kimura, K. Ohno
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-WATER SUPPLY 14 (3) 429 - 437 1606-9749 2014 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    The ability of in-line coagulation pretreatment with high-basicity polyaluminum chloride (PACl) coagulants to enhance virus removal by ceramic microfiltration (MF) was examined by comparing virus removal efficiencies from water pretreated with PACl-2.2 (basicity 2.2) and PACl-2.5 (basicity 2.5) versus alum, a synthetic aluminum chloride (AlCl3) solution, and two commercially available PACls, PACl-1.5 and PACl-1.8. The virus removal ratios for AlCl3, alum, PACl-1.5, and PACl-1.8 decreased markedly when the pH of the treated water shifted from 6.8 to 7.8, but was high at both pHs for PACl-2.2 and PACl-2.5. PACl-2.5 contains Al-13 species and possibly Al-30 species, and has a high colloid charge density. It removed viruses more efficiently than the other aluminum-based coagulants, not only at neutral pH, but also under weakly alkaline conditions. Moreover, the in-line coagulation-ceramic MF process with PACl-2.5 pretreatment removed not only viruses but also dissolved organic carbon and UV260-absorbing natural organic matter more efficiently and resulted in a lower residual aluminum concentration than did commercially available PACls, especially under weakly alkaline conditions. A combination of coagulation pretreatment with a high-basicity PACl and ceramic MF can provide effective treatment of drinking water over a broader pH range than is possible with commercially available aluminum-based coagulants.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Tairyo B. Ishikawa, Masaoki Kimura, Kaori Machida, Nobutaka Shirasaki, Taku Matsushita
    SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY 119 58 - 65 1383-5866 2013/11 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The residual aluminum concentration in treated water after aluminum coagulation and solid-liquid separation is one of the key factors in evaluating the effectiveness of water treatments. Polymeric membrane filters have been widely used to operationally define dissolved substances from particulate matter, and have sometimes been employed in laboratories and pilot studies to approximately simulate media filtration. A comparison between media and membrane filters, however, has not yet been fully investigated. This study compared aluminum concentrations in the filtrate after sand bed and membrane filtrations. The aluminum concentration after sand bed filtration was lower than that after filtration using a membrane with a pore size of 0.1 mu m, irrespective of the membrane material, with one exception. A PVDF membrane with a pore size of 0.1 mu m produced a similar residual aluminum concentration to that obtained using a sand bed. When the natural organic matter concentration was very low, the aluminum concentration in the PVDF membrane (pore size 0.1 mu m) and sand bed filtrates was lower than that obtained using other membranes with the same pore size. It is believed that adsorption of dissolved aluminum may enhance aluminum removal by the sand bed and the PVDF membrane when the aluminum exists in an uncomplexed form with natural organic matter. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • Mari Asami, Nobue Yoshida, Koji Kosaka, Koichi Ohno, Yoshihiko Matsui
    SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 463 199 - 208 0048-9697 2013/10 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The contributions of water to total levels of chlorate and perchlorate intake were determined using food and water samples from a market basket study from 10 locations in Japan between 2008 and 2009. Foods were categorized into 13 groups and analyzed along with tap water. The average total chlorate intake was 333 (min. 193-max. 486) mu g/day for samples cooked with tap water. The contribution of tap water to total chlorate intake was as high as 47%-58%, although total chlorate intake was less than 32% of the tolerable daily intake, 1500 mu g/day for body weight of 50 kg. For perchlorate, daily intake from water was 0.7 (0.1-4.4) mu g/day, which is not high compared to the average total intake of 14 (2.5-84) mu g/day, while the reference dose (RfD) is 35 mu g/day and the provisional maximum tolerable daily intake (PMTDI) is 500 mu g/day for body weight of 50 kg. The highest intake of perchlorate was 84 mu g/day, where concentrations in foods were high, but not in water. The contribution of water to total perchlorate intake ranged from 0.5% to 22%, while the ratio of highest daily intake to RfD was 240% and that to PMTDI was 17%. Eight baby formulas were also tested - total chlorate and perchlorate intakes were 147 (42-332) mu g/day and 1.11 (0.05-4.5) mu g/day, respectively, for an ingestion volume of 1 L/day if prepared with tap water. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • Taku Matsushita, Nobutaka Shirasaki, Yuichi Tatsuki, Yoshihiko Matsui
    WATER RESEARCH 47 (15) 5819 - 5827 0043-1354 2013/10 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The removal of microorganisms by drinking water treatment processes has been widely investigated in laboratory-scale experiments using artificially propagated microorganisms. However, this approach cannot be applied to norovirus removal, because this virus does not grow in cell or organ culture, and this fact has hampered our ability to investigate its behavior during drinking water treatment. To overcome this difficulty, our research group previously used recombinant norovirus virus-like particles (rNV-VLPs), which consist of an artificially expressed norovirus capsid protein, in laboratory-scale drinking water treatment experiments. However, the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method generally used to detect rNV-VLPs is not sensitive enough to evaluate high removal ratios such as those obtained by ultrafiltration (UF). We therefore developed and applied a real-time immuno-polymerase chain reaction (iPCR) assay for rNV-VLP quantification to investigate norovirus removal by microfiltration (MF), UF, and hybrid precoagulation-MF processes. The rNV-VLP detection limit with the developed iPCR assay was improved at least 1000-fold compared with ELISA. Whereas MF with a nominal pore size of 0.1 gm could not eliminate NV-VLPs, a 4-log reduction was achieved by UF with a molecular weight cutoff of 1 kDa. When MF was combined with precoagulation (>= 10 mu mol-Fe/L for ferric chloride; >= 20 mu mol-Al/L for polyaluminum chloride; >= 40 mu mol-Al/L for alum), the performance of the hybrid process in eliminating rNV-VLPs was greater than that achieved by the 1 kDa UF. For all processes, the removal ratios of the bacteriophages MS2 and Q beta were greater than the rNV-VLP removal ratios by 1-2 logs, so neither bacteriophage can be recommended as a possible conservative surrogate for predicting the behavior of native NV during these processes. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Shun Niizuma, Yoshihiko Matsui, Koichi Ohno, Sadahiko Itoh, Taku Matsushita, Nobutaka Shirasaki
    REGULATORY TOXICOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY 67 (1) 98 - 107 0273-2300 2013/10 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Drinking water quality standard (DWQS) criteria for chemicals for which there is a threshold for toxicity are derived by allocating a fraction of tolerable daily intake (TDI) to exposure from drinking water. We conducted physiologically based pharmacokinetic model simulations for chloroform and have proposed an equation for total oral-equivalent potential intake via three routes (oral ingestion, inhalation, and dermal exposures), the biologically effective doses of which were converted to oral-equivalent potential intakes. The probability distributions of total oral-equivalent potential intake in Japanese people were estimated by Monte Carlo simulations. Even when the chloroform concentration in drinking water equaled the current DWQS criterion, there was sufficient margin between the intake and the TDI: the probability that the intake exceeded TDI was below 0.1%. If a criterion that the 95th percentile estimate equals the TDI is regarded as both providing protection to highly exposed persons and leaving a reasonable margin of exposure relative to the TDI, then the chloroform drinking water criterion could be a concentration of 0.11 mg/L. This implies a daily intake equal to 34% of the TDI allocated to the oral intake (2 L/d) of drinking water for typical adults. For the highly exposed persons, inhalation exposure via evaporation from water contributed 53% of the total intake, whereas dermal absorption contributed only 3%. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Soichi Nakao, Tomoaki Yoshida, Takuma Taniguchi, Taku Matsushita
    SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY 113 75 - 82 1383-5866 2013/07 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The adverse effect of natural organic matter (NOM) on the capacity of activated carbon to adsorb 2-methylisoborneol (MIB), a compound with an earthy/musty odor, is less severe for submicron-sized powdered activated carbon (SPAC) than for conventionally sized powdered activated carbon (PAC) [11]. In this study the NOM effect was confirmed, and the mechanism responsible for the effect was investigated by studies with another malodorous compound, geosmin. The mechanism was investigated with respect to the properties of NOM by simplified equivalent background compound (EBC) estimation and penetration index. Correlations between penetration index values and fractional areas of size-exclusion chromatogram indicated that higher NOM loading on SPAC were associated mainly with a fraction of NOM having a molecular weight (MW) >2 kDa and a chromophoric moiety, which did not diffuse into the inner region of adsorbent particles and instead adsorbed only onto their external surfaces. Therefore SPAC, which has a larger specific surface area per unit mass of adsorbent, adsorbs such high-MW chromophoric NOM to a greater extent than does PAC. However, such NOM does not compete for adsorption sites with geosmin because geosmin adsorbs onto the interior surfaces of adsorbent particles. Contrariwise, NOM with a MW of <2 kDa and with an nonchromophoric moiety penetrates adsorbent particles and adsorbs onto interior surfaces. The estimated EBC concentration and its correlations with both size-exclusion chromatogram fractions and penetration index values indicated the characteristics of the NOM that competes with geosmin to be similar to those of MIB. Chromophoric NOM with a MW of <230 Da competes for adsorption sites with both geosmin and MIB. Beside the nonchromophoric, low-MW (<2 kDa) NOM, such chromophoric, very-low-MW NOM also penetrates adsorbent particles and adsorbs onto interior surfaces. The loading of such NOM is therefore independent of the size of the carbon particles (SPAC or PAC). The NOM effects on geosmin adsorption capacity were therefore found to be similar for SPAC and PAC, despite the fact that more NOM was loaded onto SPAC than PAC. The very-low-MW chromophoric NOM accounted for <2% of the entire NOM. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Soichi Nakao, Takuma Taniguchi, Taku Matsushita
    WATER RESEARCH 47 (8) 2873 - 2880 0043-1354 2013/05 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    2-Methylisoborneol (MIB) and geosmin are naturally occurring compounds responsible for musty-earthy taste and odor in public drinking-water supplies, a severe problem faced by many utilities throughout the world. In this study, we investigated adsorptive removal of these compounds by superfine powdered activation carbon (SPAC, particle size <1 mu m) produced by novel micro-grinding of powdered activated carbon; we also discuss the optimization of carbon particle size to efficiently enhance the adsorptive removal. After grinding, the absorptive capacity remained unchanged for a 2007 carbon sample and was increased for a 2010 carbon sample; the capacity increase was quantitatively described by the shell adsorption model, in which MIB and geosmin adsorbed more in the exterior of a carbon particle than in the center. The extremely high uptake rates of MIB and geosmin by SPAC were simulated well by a combination of the branched-pore kinetic model and the shell adsorption model, in which intraparticle diffusion through macropores was followed by diffusion from macropore to micropore. Simulations suggested that D-40 was on the whole the best characteristic diameter to represent a size-disperse group of adsorbent particles; D-40 is the diameter through which 40% of the particles by volume pass. Therefore, D-40 can be used as an index for evaluating the improvement of adsorptive removal that resulted from pulverization. The dose required for a certain percentage removal of MIB or geosmin decreased linearly with carbon particle size (D-40), but the dose reduction became less effective as the activated carbon was ground down to smaller sizes around a critical value of D-40. For a 60-min contact time, critical D-40 was 2-2.5 mu m for MIB and 0.4-0.5 mu m for geosmin. The smaller critical D40 was when the shorter the carbon-water contact time was or the slower the intraparticle mass transfer rate of an adsorbate was. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Matsushita, T, Suzuki, H, Shirasaki, N, Matsui, Y, Ohno, K
    Separation and Purification Technology 107 79 - 84 2013 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Kimura, M, Matsui, Y, Kondo, K, Ishikawa, T, B, Matsushita, T, Shirasaki, N
    Water Research 47 (6) 2075 - 2084 2013 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 小坂浩司, 浅見真理, 佐々木万紀子, 松井佳彦, 秋葉道宏
    土木学会論文集 G(環境) 69 (7) III_363 - III_374 2013 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Tomoaki Yoshida, Soichi Nakao, Detlef R. U. Knappe, Taku Matsushita
    WATER RESEARCH 46 (15) 4741 - 4749 0043-1354 2012/10 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    When treating water with activated carbon, natural organic matter (NOM) is not only a target for adsorptive removal but also an inhibitory substance that reduces the removal efficiency of trace compounds, such as 2-methylisoborneol (MIB), through adsorption competition. Recently, superfine (submicron-sized) activated carbon (SPAC) was developed by wet-milling commercially available powdered activated carbon (PAC) to a smaller particle size. It was reported that SPAC has a larger NOM adsorption capacity than PAC because NOM mainly adsorbs close to the external adsorbent particle surface (shell adsorption mechanism). Thus, SPAC with its larger specific external surface area can adsorb more NOM than PAC. The effect of higher NOM uptake on the adsorptive removal of MIB has, however, not been investigated. Results of this study show that adsorption competition between NOM and MIB did not increase when NOM uptake increased due to carbon size reduction; i.e., the increased NOM uptake by SPAC did not result in a decrease in MIB adsorption capacity beyond that obtained as a result of NOM adsorption by PAC. A simple estimation method for determining the adsorbed amount of competing NOM (NOM that reduces MIB adsorption) is presented based on the simplified equivalent background compound (EBC) method. Furthermore, the mechanism of adsorption competition is discussed based on results obtained with the simplified EBC method and the shell adsorption mechanism. Competing NOM, which likely comprises a small portion of NOM, adsorbs in internal pores of activated carbon particles as MIB does, thereby reducing the MIB adsorption capacity to a similar extent regardless of adsorbent particle size. SPAC application can be advantageous because enhanced NOM removal does not translate into less effective removal of MIB. Molecular size distribution data of NOM suggest that the competing NOM has a molecular weight similar to that of the target compound. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Koji Tani, Yoshihiko Matsui, Kensuke Iwao, Motoyuki Kamata, Taku Matsushita
    WATER RESEARCH 46 (3) 741 - 749 0043-1354 2012/03 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Measuring river water concentrations of all pesticides applied in a catchment area is a daunting task. This study aims to develop new score tables for selecting analytical target pesticides. Sensitivity analyses were conducted using a diffuse pollution hydrologic model to quantitatively evaluate the influence of pesticide properties (e.g., log K-OC, degradability [half-life]) on concentrations of rice-farming pesticides in river water. Using the results of the analyses, score tables were systematically designed for the pesticide properties such that the sum of the scores for a particular pesticide, designated as the contamination index, was proportional to the expected/predicted concentration of that pesticide in river water. The contamination indexes for pesticides applied in three river basins were calculated and compared with the corresponding observed pesticide concentrations. Correlations between contamination indexes and observed concentrations were fairly good. Pesticides were ranked according to the quotients obtained by dividing the pesticide concentrations predicted from the contamination indexes by the corresponding drinking-water quality guideline values, and pesticide candidates to be monitored were successfully selected on the basis of a threshold quotient. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • N. Shirasaki, T. Matsushita, Y. Matsui, T. Urasaki, K. Ohno
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-WATER SUPPLY 12 (5) 666 - 673 1606-9749 2012 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Difference in behaviors of F-specific DNA and RNA bacteriophages during coagulation-rapid sand filtration and coagulation-microfiltration (MF) processes were investigated by using river water spiked with F-specific DNA bacteriophage f1 and RNA bacteriophage f2. Because the particle characteristics of f1 (filamentous) and f2 (spherical) are quite different and the surface charge of f1 in the river water was slightly more negative than that of f2, the removal ratios of f1 were approximately 1-log lower than the removal ratio of f2 after any treatment process used in the present study. This result indicates that the behaviors of the two bacteriophages during the treatment processes were different, and that the removal of f1 by the combination of coagulation and filtration processes was more difficult than that of f2. The removal ratios for f1 and f2 were approximately 3-log and 4-log, respectively, in the coagulation-rapid sand filtration process, and 6-log and 7-log, respectively, in the coagulation-MF filtration process. Therefore, as expected, the coagulation-MF process appears to be more effective than the coagulation-rapid sand filtration process for the removal of not only spherical viruses but also filamentous viruses.
  • 白崎伸隆, 松下拓, 松井佳彦, 大芝淳
    土木学会論文集G(環境) 68 (7) III_41 - III_50 2012 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Taku Matsushita, Nobutaka Shirasaki, Yoshihiko Matsui, Koichi Ohno
    CHEMOSPHERE 85 (4) 571 - 576 0045-6535 2011/10 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We used the bacteriophages Q beta and MS2 to determine whether viruses are inactivated by aluminum coagulants during the coagulation process. We performed batch coagulation and filtration experiments with virus-containing solutions. After filtering the supernatant of the coagulated solution through a membrane with a pore size of 50 nm, we measured the virus concentration by both the plaque forming unit (PFU) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods. The virus concentration determined by the PFU method, which determines the infectious virus concentration, was always lower than that determined by the PCR-based method, which determines total virus concentration, regardless of infectivity. This discrepancy can be explained by the formation of aggregates consisting of several virus particles or by the inactivation of viruses in the coagulation process. The former possibility can be discounted because (i) aggregates of several virus particles would not pass through the 50-nm pores of the filtration membrane, and (ii) our particle size measurements revealed that the virus particles in the membrane filtrate were monodispersed. These observations clearly showed that non-infectious Q beta particles were present in the membrane filtrate after the coagulation process with aluminum coagulants. We subsequently revealed that the viruses lost their infectivity after being mixed with hydrolyzing aluminum species during the coagulation process. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Naoya Ando, Tomoaki Yoshida, Ryuji Kurotobi, Taku Matsushita, Koichi Ohno
    WATER RESEARCH 45 (4) 1720 - 1728 0043-1354 2011/02 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The capacity to adsorb natural organic matter (NOM) and polystyrene sulfonates (PSSs) on small particle-size activated carbon (super-powdered activated carbon, SPAC) is higher than that on larger particle-size activated carbon (powdered-activated carbon, PAC). Increased adsorption capacity is likely attributable to the larger external surface area because the NOM and PSS molecules do not completely penetrate the adsorbent particle; they preferentially adsorb near the outer surface of the particle. In this study, we propose a new isotherm equation, the Shell Adsorption Model (SAM), to explain the higher adsorption capacity on smaller adsorbent particles and to describe quantitatively adsorption isotherms of activated carbons of different particle sizes: PAC and SPAC. The SAM was verified with the experimental data of PSS adsorption kinetics as well as equilibrium. SAM successfully characterized PSS adsorption isotherm data for SPACs and PAC simultaneously with the same model parameters. When SAM was incorporated into an adsorption kinetic model, kinetic decay curves for PSSs adsorbing onto activated carbons of different particle sizes could be simultaneously described with a single kinetics parameter value. On the other hand, when SAM was not incorporated into such an adsorption kinetic model and instead isotherms were described by the Freundlich model, the kinetic decay curves were not well described. The success of the SAM further supports the adsorption mechanism of PSSs preferentially adsorbing near the outer surface of activated carbon particles. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • パイロットプラントを用いた高塩基度PACの濁度の除去性及びアルミニウムの残留性に関する評価
    古林祐正, 伊藤雅喜, 山田俊郎, 松井佳彦
    水道協会雑誌 80 (3) 2 - 11 2011 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Naoya Ando, Yoshihiko Matsui, Taku Matsushita, Koichi Ohno
    WATER RESEARCH 45 (2) 761 - 767 0043-1354 2011/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Decreasing the particle size of powdered activated carbon (PAC) by pulverization increases its adsorption capacities for natural organic matter (NOM) and polystyrene sulfonate (PSS, which is used as a model adsorbate). A shell adsorption mechanism in which NOM and PSS molecules do not completely penetrate the adsorbent particle and instead preferentially adsorb near the outer surface of the particle has been proposed as an explanation for this adsorption capacity increase. In this report, we present direct evidence to support the shell adsorption mechanism. PAC particles containing adsorbed PSS were sectioned with a focused ion beam, and the solid-phase PSS concentration profiles of the particle cross-sections were directly observed by means of field emission scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (FE-SEM/EDXS). X-ray emission from sulfur, an index of PSS concentration, was higher in the shell region than in the inner region of the particles. The X-ray emission profile observed by EDXS did not agree completely with the solid-phase PSS concentration profile predicted by shell adsorption model analysis of the PSS isotherm data, but the observed and predicted profiles were not inconsistent when the analytical errors were considered. These EDXS results provide the first direct evidence that PSS is adsorbed mainly in the vicinity of the external surface of the PAC particles, and thus the results support the proposition that the increase in NOM and PSS adsorption capacity with decreasing particle size is due to the increase in external surface area on which the molecules can be adsorbed. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Naoya Ando, Yoshihiko Matsui, Ryuji Kurotobi, Yu Nakano, Taku Matsushita, Koichi Ohno
    WATER RESEARCH 44 (14) 4127 - 4136 0043-1354 2010/07 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We examined the natural organic matter (NOM) adsorption characteristics of super-powdered activated carbon (S-PAC) produced by pulverizing commercially available, normal PAC to a submicron particle size range. The adsorption capacities of S-PAC for NOM and polystyrene sulfonates (PSS) with molecular weights (MWs) of 1.1, 1.8, and 4.6 kDa, which we used as model compounds, were considerably higher than those of PAC. The adsorption capacity increases were observed for all five types of carbon tested (two wood-based, two coconut-based, and one coal-based carbon). The adsorption capacities of S-PAC and PAC for polyethylene glycols (PEGs) with MWs of 0.3 and 1.0 were the same. The adsorption capacities of S-PAC for PEGs with MWs of 3.0 and 8.0 kDa were slightly higher than the adsorption capacities of PAC, but the difference in adsorption capacity was not as large as that observed for NOM and the PSSs, even though the MW ranges of the adsorbates were similar. We concluded that the adsorption capacity differences between S-PAC and PAC observed for NOM and PSSs were due to the difference in particle size between the two carbons, rather than to differences in internal pore size or structure, to differences in activation, or to non-attainment of equilibrium that resulted from the change in particle size. The difference in adsorption capacity between S-PAC and PAC was larger for NOM with a high specific UV absorbance (SUVA) value than for low-SUVA NOM. The larger adsorption capacities of S-PAC compared with PAC were explained by the larger specific external surface area per unit mass. We hypothesize that a larger fraction of the internal pore volume is accessible with carbon of smaller particle size because the NOM and PSS molecules preferentially adsorb near the outer surface of the particle and therefore do not completely penetrate the adsorbent particle. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Koichi Ohno, Yoshihiko Matsui, Masaki Itoh, Yoshifumi Oguchi, Takuya Kondo, Yosuke Konno, Taku Matsushita, Yasumoto Magara
    DESALINATION 254 (1-3) 17 - 22 0011-9164 2010/05 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The effects of coagulant residuals on fouling of a nanofiltration (NF) membrane were investigated. Experiments were carried out with a laboratory-scale microfiltration (MF)-NF setup and a pilot MF-NF plant. In the laboratory-scale experiments, NF feed water was pretreated with poly-aluminum chloride (PACl) or alum followed by MF. NF membrane permeability declined when the feed water contained residual aluminum at 18 mu g/L or more, but not when it was lower than 9 mu g/L. When pretreated with ferric chloride, no substantial decline of NE membrane permeability was observed: residual iron did not affect the permeability. When SiO(2) was added to the water before the pretreatment with PACl, the NF membrane permeability declined at about double the speed. Thermodynamic calculations and elemental analysis of foulants recovered from the membranes indicated that the majority of inorganic foulants were compounds composed of aluminum, silicate, and possibly potassium. In the pilot plant, NF feed was pretreated by PACl. Transmembrane pressure for NF doubled over 4.5 months of operation. Although the aluminum concentration in the NE feed was not high (30 mu g/L), analysis of membrane foulants revealed excessive accumulation of aluminum and silicate, also suggesting that aluminum residuals caused the membrane fouling by alumino-silicates or aluminum hydroxide. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • Koichi Ohno, Yoshihiko Matsui, Masaki Itoh, Yoshifumi Oguchi, Takuya Kondo, Yosuke Konno, Taku Matsushita, Yasumoto Magara
    DESALINATION 254 (1-3) 17 - 22 0011-9164 2010/05 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The effects of coagulant residuals on fouling of a nanofiltration (NF) membrane were investigated. Experiments were carried out with a laboratory-scale microfiltration (MF)-NF setup and a pilot MF-NF plant. In the laboratory-scale experiments, NF feed water was pretreated with poly-aluminum chloride (PACl) or alum followed by MF. NF membrane permeability declined when the feed water contained residual aluminum at 18 mu g/L or more, but not when it was lower than 9 mu g/L. When pretreated with ferric chloride, no substantial decline of NE membrane permeability was observed: residual iron did not affect the permeability. When SiO(2) was added to the water before the pretreatment with PACl, the NF membrane permeability declined at about double the speed. Thermodynamic calculations and elemental analysis of foulants recovered from the membranes indicated that the majority of inorganic foulants were compounds composed of aluminum, silicate, and possibly potassium. In the pilot plant, NF feed was pretreated by PACl. Transmembrane pressure for NF doubled over 4.5 months of operation. Although the aluminum concentration in the NE feed was not high (30 mu g/L), analysis of membrane foulants revealed excessive accumulation of aluminum and silicate, also suggesting that aluminum residuals caused the membrane fouling by alumino-silicates or aluminum hydroxide. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • Koichi Ohno, Yoshihiko Matsui, Masaki Itoh, Yoshifumi Oguchi, Takuya Kondo, Yosuke Konno, Taku Matsushita, Yasumoto Magara
    DESALINATION 254 (1-3) 17 - 22 0011-9164 2010/05 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The effects of coagulant residuals on fouling of a nanofiltration (NF) membrane were investigated. Experiments were carried out with a laboratory-scale microfiltration (MF)-NF setup and a pilot MF-NF plant. In the laboratory-scale experiments, NF feed water was pretreated with poly-aluminum chloride (PACl) or alum followed by MF. NF membrane permeability declined when the feed water contained residual aluminum at 18 mu g/L or more, but not when it was lower than 9 mu g/L. When pretreated with ferric chloride, no substantial decline of NE membrane permeability was observed: residual iron did not affect the permeability. When SiO(2) was added to the water before the pretreatment with PACl, the NF membrane permeability declined at about double the speed. Thermodynamic calculations and elemental analysis of foulants recovered from the membranes indicated that the majority of inorganic foulants were compounds composed of aluminum, silicate, and possibly potassium. In the pilot plant, NF feed was pretreated by PACl. Transmembrane pressure for NF doubled over 4.5 months of operation. Although the aluminum concentration in the NE feed was not high (30 mu g/L), analysis of membrane foulants revealed excessive accumulation of aluminum and silicate, also suggesting that aluminum residuals caused the membrane fouling by alumino-silicates or aluminum hydroxide. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • N. Shirasaki, T. Matsushita, Y. Matsui, A. Oshiba, K. Ohno
    WATER RESEARCH 44 (5) 1307 - 1316 0043-1354 2010/03 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Norovirus (NV) is an important human pathogen that causes epidemic acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis worldwide. Because of the lack of a cell culture system or an animal model for this virus, studies of drinking water treatment such as separation and disinfection processes are still hampered. We successfully estimated NV removal performance during a coagulation-rapid sand filtration process by using recombinant NV virus-like particles (rNV-VLPs) morphologically and antigenically similar to native NV. The behaviors of two widely accepted surrogates for pathogenic waterborne viruses, bacteriophages Q beta and MS2, were also investigated for comparison with that of rNV-VLPs. Approximately 3-log(10) removals were observed for rNV-VLPs with a dose of 40 mu M-Al or -Fe, as polyaluminum chloride at pH 6.8 or ferric chloride at pH 5.8, respectively. Smaller removal ratios were obtained with alum and ferric chloride at pH 6.8. The removal performance for MS2 was somewhat larger than that for rNV-VLPs, meaning that MS2 is not recommended as an appropriate surrogate for native NV. By comparison, the removal performance for Q beta was similar to, or smaller than, that for rNV-VLPs. However, the removal performances for rNV-VLPs and Q beta differed between the coagulation process and the following rapid sand filtration process. Therefore, Q beta also is not recommended as an appropriate surrogate for native NV. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • N. Shirasaki, T. Matsushita, Y. Matsui, A. Oshiba, K. Ohno
    WATER RESEARCH 44 (5) 1307 - 1316 0043-1354 2010/03 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Norovirus (NV) is an important human pathogen that causes epidemic acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis worldwide. Because of the lack of a cell culture system or an animal model for this virus, studies of drinking water treatment such as separation and disinfection processes are still hampered. We successfully estimated NV removal performance during a coagulation-rapid sand filtration process by using recombinant NV virus-like particles (rNV-VLPs) morphologically and antigenically similar to native NV. The behaviors of two widely accepted surrogates for pathogenic waterborne viruses, bacteriophages Q beta and MS2, were also investigated for comparison with that of rNV-VLPs. Approximately 3-log(10) removals were observed for rNV-VLPs with a dose of 40 mu M-Al or -Fe, as polyaluminum chloride at pH 6.8 or ferric chloride at pH 5.8, respectively. Smaller removal ratios were obtained with alum and ferric chloride at pH 6.8. The removal performance for MS2 was somewhat larger than that for rNV-VLPs, meaning that MS2 is not recommended as an appropriate surrogate for native NV. By comparison, the removal performance for Q beta was similar to, or smaller than, that for rNV-VLPs. However, the removal performances for rNV-VLPs and Q beta differed between the coagulation process and the following rapid sand filtration process. Therefore, Q beta also is not recommended as an appropriate surrogate for native NV. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • N. Shirasaki, T. Matsushita, Y. Matsui, A. Oshiba, K. Ohno
    WATER RESEARCH 44 (5) 1307 - 1316 0043-1354 2010/03 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Norovirus (NV) is an important human pathogen that causes epidemic acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis worldwide. Because of the lack of a cell culture system or an animal model for this virus, studies of drinking water treatment such as separation and disinfection processes are still hampered. We successfully estimated NV removal performance during a coagulation-rapid sand filtration process by using recombinant NV virus-like particles (rNV-VLPs) morphologically and antigenically similar to native NV. The behaviors of two widely accepted surrogates for pathogenic waterborne viruses, bacteriophages Q beta and MS2, were also investigated for comparison with that of rNV-VLPs. Approximately 3-log(10) removals were observed for rNV-VLPs with a dose of 40 mu M-Al or -Fe, as polyaluminum chloride at pH 6.8 or ferric chloride at pH 5.8, respectively. Smaller removal ratios were obtained with alum and ferric chloride at pH 6.8. The removal performance for MS2 was somewhat larger than that for rNV-VLPs, meaning that MS2 is not recommended as an appropriate surrogate for native NV. By comparison, the removal performance for Q beta was similar to, or smaller than, that for rNV-VLPs. However, the removal performances for rNV-VLPs and Q beta differed between the coagulation process and the following rapid sand filtration process. Therefore, Q beta also is not recommended as an appropriate surrogate for native NV. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • N. Shirasaki, T. Matsushita, Y. Matsui, T. Urasaki, A. Oshiba, K. Ohno
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 61 (8) 2027 - 2034 0273-1223 2010 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Norovirus (NV) is a prototype strain of a group of human caliciviruses responsible for epidemic outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis worldwide. Because of the lack of a cell culture system or an animal model for this virus, studies on drinking water treatment such as separation and disinfection processes are still hampered. In the present study, we investigated NV removal performance as particles during a coagulation-ceramic microfiltration (MF) process by using recombinant NV virus-like particles (rNV-VLPs), which are morphologically and antigenically similar to native NV. We also experimentally investigated the behaviors of two widely accepted surrogates for pathogenic waterborne viruses, bacteriophages Q beta and MS2, for comparison with the behavior of rNV-VLPs. More than 4-log removal was observed for rNV-VLPs with a 1.08 mg-Al/L dose of polyaluminium chloride in the coagulation-ceramic MF process. This high removal ratio of rNV-VLPs satisfies the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency requirement of 4-log removal or inactivation. In addition, the removal ratios of Q beta and MS2 were approximately 2-log and 1-log, smaller than the ratio of rNV-VLPs. Accordingly, both bacteriophages have the potential to become appropriate surrogates for native NV in the coagulation-ceramic MF process, and, of the two, Q beta is the more conservative surrogate.
  • Nobutaka Shirasaki, Taku Matsushita, Yoshihiko Matsui, Makoto Kobuke, Koichi Ohno
    JOURNAL OF WATER SUPPLY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-AQUA 59 (8) 501 - 511 0003-7214 2010 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The feasibility of in-line coagulation as a pretreatment for ceramic microfiltration (MF) was verified by comparing its efficiency in the removal of viruses with that of the traditional mechanical mixing approach for coagulation, and by examining the effect of coagulant dose and coagulation time on virus removal. The in-line coagulation-ceramic MF system efficiently removed bacteriophage Q beta and MS2: removal ratios were > 8.2 log for infectious viruses and > 5.4 log for total (infectious + inactivated) virus particles. These values were similar to those of the mechanical coagulation-ceramic MF system. The in-line coagulation system has potential as a useful pretreatment for the removal of viruses as an alternative to the mechanical mixing system, because the former efficiently removes viruses and has a smaller footprint in treatment plants. For the in-line coagulation-ceramic MF system, a coagulant dose of 1.08 mg-Al/L and a coagulation time of 1 min were required to achieve a high level of virus removal. Infectious Q beta and MS2 were removed to similar levels by the two precoagulation methods tested, but the removal of total MS2 particles was higher than that of Q beta particles, possibly because of the selective interaction with the cake layer.
  • Y. Matsui, Y. Nakano, H. Hiroshi, N. Ando, T. Matsushita, K. Ohno
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 62 (11) 2664 - 2668 0273-1223 2010 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol (2-MIB) are naturally occurring compounds responsible for musty-earthy-odors in surface water supplies. They are a severe problem confronting utilities worldwide. Adsorption by powdered activated carbon (PAC) is a widely used process to control this problem, but it has low efficiency, which engenders large budget spending for utilities services. Super-powdered activated carbon (S-PAC) is activated carbon with much finer particles than those of PAC. Experiments on geosmin and 2-MIB adsorptions on S-PAC and PAC were conducted. Geosmin and 2-MIB adsorption capacities on S-PAC were not smaller than those on PAC although natural organic matter, which adversely impacted the adsorption capacity of geosmin and 2-MIB, was more adsorbed on S-PAC than on PAC, meaning that the adsorption competition is less severe for S-PAC than for PAC.
  • Koji Tani, Yoshihiko Matsui, Kentaro Narita, Koichi Ohno, Taku Matsushita
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 62 (11) 2579 - 2589 0273-1223 2010 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We quantitatively evaluated the factors that affect the concentrations of rice-farming pesticides (an herbicide and a fungicide) in river water by a sensitivity analysis using a diffuse pollution hydrologic model. Pesticide degradation and adsorption in paddy soil affected concentrations of the herbicide pretilachlor but did not affect concentrations of the fungicide isoprothiolane. We attributed this difference to the timing of pesticide application in relation to irrigation and drainage of the rice paddy fields. The herbicide was applied more than a month before water drainage of the fields and runoff was gradual over a long period of time, whereas the fungicide was applied shortly before drainage and runoff was rapid. However, the effects of degradability-in- water on the herbicide and fungicide concentrations were similar, with concentrations decreasing only when the rate constant of degradation in water was large. We also evaluated the effects of intermittent irrigation methods (irrigation/artificial drainage or irrigation/percolation) on pesticide concentrations in river water. The runoff of the fungicide, which is applied near or in the period of intermittent irrigation, notably decreased when the method of irrigation/artificial drainage was changed to irrigation/percolation. In a sensitivity analysis evaluating the synergy effect of degradation and adsorbability in soil, the degradation rate constant in soil greatly affected pesticide concentration when the adsorption coefficient was small but did not affect pesticide concentration when the adsorption coefficient was large. The pesticide concentration in the river water substantially decreased when either or both the degradation rate constant in soil and adsorption coefficient was large.
  • Koichi Ohno, Kohei Ishikawa, Yuki Kurosawa, Yoshihiko Matsui, Taku Matsushita, Yasumoto Magara
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 62 (11) 2694 - 2701 0273-1223 2010 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Daily intakes of 17 metals (boron, aluminium, chromium, manganese, nickel, copper, zinc, arsenic, selenium, molybdenum, cadmium, antimony, lead, uranium, magnesium, calcium, and iron) via drinking water and total diet were investigated in six cities in Japan. The daily metal intakes were estimated and compared with tolerable daily intake (TDI) values proposed by the WHO or Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives for toxic metals and with recommended dietary allowances (RDAs) or adequate intake (AI) values proposed for essential metals by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Among the 13 toxic metals, mean dietary intakes of 10 (except arsenic, selenium, and molybdenum) were less than 50% of TDI, suggesting that for these 10 metals the allocation of intake to drinking water in establishing guidelines or standards could possibly be increased from the normal allocation of 10-20% of TDI. For the 13 toxic metals, the contribution of drinking water to TDI was 2% or less in all six cities. Mean dietary intakes of the essential elements magnesium, calcium, and iron were less than the RDA or AI values. Drinking water did not contribute much to essential metal intake, accounting for less than 10% of RDA or AI.
  • Matsushita, T, Kobayashi, Y, Nakamura, K, Matsui, Y, Ohno, K
    Water Practice and Technology 5 (3) 2010 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Hiroki Hasegawa, Koich Ohno, Taku Matsushita, Satoru Mima, Yuji Kawase, Takako Aizawa
    WATER RESEARCH 43 (20) 5160 - 5170 0043-1354 2009/12 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    As a pretreatment for membrane microfiltration (MF), the use of powdered activated carbon (PAC) with a particle size much smaller than that of conventional PAC (super-powdered PAC, or S-PAC) has been proposed to enhance the removal of dissolved substances. In this paper, another advantage of S-PAC as a pretreatment for MF is described: the use of S-PAC attenuates trans-membrane pressure increases during the filtration operation. The floc particles that formed during coagulation preceded by S-PAC pretreatment were larger and more porous than the floc particles formed during coagulation preceded by PAC pretreatment and those formed during coagulation without pretreatment. This result was due to increased particle-particle collision frequency and better removal of natural organic matter, which inhibits coagulation by consuming coagulant, before the coagulation reaction. The caked fouling layer that built up on the membrane surface was thus more permeable with S-PAC than with normal PAC. Both physically reversible and irreversible membrane foulings were reduced, and more stable filtration was accomplished with S-PAC pretreatment. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Hiroki Hasegawa, Koich Ohno, Taku Matsushita, Satoru Mima, Yuji Kawase, Takako Aizawa
    WATER RESEARCH 43 (20) 5160 - 5170 0043-1354 2009/12 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    As a pretreatment for membrane microfiltration (MF), the use of powdered activated carbon (PAC) with a particle size much smaller than that of conventional PAC (super-powdered PAC, or S-PAC) has been proposed to enhance the removal of dissolved substances. In this paper, another advantage of S-PAC as a pretreatment for MF is described: the use of S-PAC attenuates trans-membrane pressure increases during the filtration operation. The floc particles that formed during coagulation preceded by S-PAC pretreatment were larger and more porous than the floc particles formed during coagulation preceded by PAC pretreatment and those formed during coagulation without pretreatment. This result was due to increased particle-particle collision frequency and better removal of natural organic matter, which inhibits coagulation by consuming coagulant, before the coagulation reaction. The caked fouling layer that built up on the membrane surface was thus more permeable with S-PAC than with normal PAC. Both physically reversible and irreversible membrane foulings were reduced, and more stable filtration was accomplished with S-PAC pretreatment. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Hiroki Hasegawa, Koich Ohno, Taku Matsushita, Satoru Mima, Yuji Kawase, Takako Aizawa
    WATER RESEARCH 43 (20) 5160 - 5170 0043-1354 2009/12 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    As a pretreatment for membrane microfiltration (MF), the use of powdered activated carbon (PAC) with a particle size much smaller than that of conventional PAC (super-powdered PAC, or S-PAC) has been proposed to enhance the removal of dissolved substances. In this paper, another advantage of S-PAC as a pretreatment for MF is described: the use of S-PAC attenuates trans-membrane pressure increases during the filtration operation. The floc particles that formed during coagulation preceded by S-PAC pretreatment were larger and more porous than the floc particles formed during coagulation preceded by PAC pretreatment and those formed during coagulation without pretreatment. This result was due to increased particle-particle collision frequency and better removal of natural organic matter, which inhibits coagulation by consuming coagulant, before the coagulation reaction. The caked fouling layer that built up on the membrane surface was thus more permeable with S-PAC than with normal PAC. Both physically reversible and irreversible membrane foulings were reduced, and more stable filtration was accomplished with S-PAC pretreatment. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Koichi Ohno, Emi Kadota, Yoshihiko Matsui, Yoshimi Kondo, Taku Matsushita, Yasumoto Magara
    JOURNAL OF WATER SUPPLY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-AQUA 58 (7) 476 - 487 0003-7214 2009/11 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The quality of treated water produced by a drinking water treatment plant (DWTP) is affected by many factors. Relative impacts of various factors that affect the following treated water quality indices-turbidity, color, aluminum concentration and aggregate organic constituents-were investigated. Multivariate statistical analysis based on Hayashi's Quantification Theory Type 1 was performed on a dataset comprised of statistics on raw and treated water quality collected from thousands of DWTPs throughout Japan. Explanatory factors were the source of the raw water, water treatment process employed, plant capacity, total plant capacity of the water supplier (TCWS), raw water quality and pH of treated water. The statistical analyses mainly revealed that not only did obvious factors such as raw water quality affect treated water quality, but also more obscure factors such as plant capacity and TCWS. The results also imply that the larger the water supplier a DWTP of a given size belongs to, the higher the quality of treated water will be.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Naoya Ando, Hiroshi Sasaki, Taku Matsushita, Koichi Ohno
    WATER RESEARCH 43 (12) 3095 - 3103 0043-1354 2009/07 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Super-powdered activated carbon (S-PAC) is activated carbon of much finer particle size than powdered activated carbon (PAC). Geosmin is a naturally occurring taste and odor compound that impairs aesthetic quality in drinking water. Experiments on geosmin adsorption on S-PAC and PAC were conducted, and the results using adsorption kinetic models were analyzed. PAC pulverization, which produced the S-PAC, did not change geosmin adsorption capacity, and geosmin adsorption capacities did not differ between SPAC and PAC. Geosmin adsorption kinetics, however, were much higher oil S-PAC than on PAC. A solution to the branched pore kinetic model (BPKM) was developed, and experimental adsorption kinetic data were analyzed by BPKM and by a homogeneous surface diffusion model (HSDM). The HSDM describing the adsorption behavior of geosmin required different surface diffusivity values for S-PAC and PAC, which indicated a decrease in surface diffusivity apparently associated with activated carbon particle size. The BPKM, consisting of macropore diffusion followed by mass transfer from macropore to micropore, successfully described the batch adsorption kinetics on S-PAC and PAC with the same set of model parameter values, including surface diffusivity. The BPKM simulation clearly showed geosmin removal was improved as activated carbon particle size decreased. The simulation also implied that the rate-determining step in overall mass transfer shifted from intraparticle radial diffusion in macropores to local mass transfer from macropore to micropore. Sensitivity analysis showed that adsorptive removal of geosmin improved with decrease in activated carbon particle size down to I pm, but further particle size reduction produced little improvement. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • N. Shirasaki, T. Matsushita, Y. Matsui, T. Urasaki, K. Ohno
    WATER RESEARCH 43 (3) 605 - 612 0043-1354 2009/02 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Differences in the behaviors of two surrogates for pathogenic waterborne viruses, F-specific RNA bacteriophages Q beta and MS2, were investigated during the coagulation process by using river water spiked with these bacteriophages. The particle size and electrophoretic mobility of Q beta and MS2 were similar, but the removal performances of infectious Q beta and MS2, as measured by a plaque forming unit (PFU) method, differed markedly during the coagulation process. The. removal ratio of the infectious Q beta concentration was approximately 2 log higher than that of the infectious MS2 concentration at all coagulant doses tested. The total Q beta and MS2 bacteriophage concentrations, which were measured by a real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) method and represented the total number of bacteriophages regardless of their infectivity, were similar after the coagulation process, suggesting that the behaviors of Q beta and MS2 as particles were similar during the coagulation process. The difference between total concentration and infectious concentration indicated that some of the bacteriophages were probably inactivated during the coagulation process. This differ Price was larger for Q beta than MS2, meaning that Q beta was more sensitive to the virucidal activity of the aluminum coagulant. Analysis of the PFU and real-time RT-PCR findings together suggested that the difference in removal performances of Q beta and MS2 during the coagulation process was probably caused by differences not in the extent of bacteriophage entrapment in the aluminum floc particles but in the sensitivity to virucidal activity of the aluminum coagulant. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • 遺伝子組換えノロウイルス外套タンパク粒子(rNV-VLPs)を用いたヒトノロウイルスの浄水処理性評価
    白崎伸隆, 松下拓, 松井佳彦, 大芝淳, 浦崎稔史, 大野浩一
    環境工学研究論文集 46 415 - 422 2009 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • N. Shirasaki, I. Matsushita, Y. Matsui, M. Kobuke, K. Ohno
    JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE 326 (2) 564 - 571 0376-7388 2009/01 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The removal performance of two surrogates for pathogenic waterborne viruses, F-specific RNA bacteriophages Q beta and MS2, was evaluated during the coagulation-ceramic microfiltration process. River water spiked with these bacteriophages was used to investigate differences in their behaviors. Infectious and total (infectious + inactivated) bacteriophage concentrations were measured by plaque forming unit and real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction methods, respectively. Removal of infectious Q beta and MS2 was similar under each coagulation condition. Approximately 6-log reduction was achieved for both bacteriophages at 1.08 mg-Al/L of coagulant dose and 5-min coagulation time. At least 4-log reduction occurred even when coagulant dose and coagulation time were reduced to 0.54 mg-Al/L and 1.8 s, respectively. In contrast, removal of total Q beta and MS2 differed markedly. Removal of total MS2 was approximately 2-log larger than that of total Q beta, possibly owing to selective interaction with the cake layer, although the particle diameters and electrophoretic mobilities of Q beta and MS2 were similar. The total number of bacteriophages retained in the microfiltration compartment after 4-h filtration was similar for Q beta and MS2, but there were approximately 3 log fewer infectious Q beta than infectious MS2, probably owing to the difference in sensitivity to the virucidal activity of aluminum coagulant. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • K. Ohno, Y. Matsuo, T. Kimura, T. Yanase, M. H. Rahman, Y. Magara, T. Matsushita, Y. Matsui
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 59 (2) 195 - 201 0273-1223 2009 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The effect of rice-cooking water to the daily arsenic intake of Bangladeshi people was investigated. At the first field survey, uncooked rice and cooked rice of 29 families were collected. Their arsenic concentrations were 0.22 +/- 0.11 and 0.26 +/- 0.15 mg/kg dry wt, respectively. In 15 families, arsenic concentration in rice increased after cooking. Good correlation (R(2) = 0.89) was observed between arsenic in rice-cooking water and the difference of arsenic concentration in rice by cooking. In the second survey, we collected one-day duplicated food of 18 families. As a result, we estimated that six of 18 families likely used the arsenic contaminated water for cooking rice even they drank less arsenic-contaminated water for drinking purpose. We also conducted rice-cooking experiments in the laboratory, changing arsenic concentration in rice-cooking water. Clear linear relationships were obtained between the arsenic in rice-cooking water and the difference of arsenic concentration in rice by cooking. Factors that affect arsenic concentration in cooked rice are suggested as follows: (1) arsenic concentration in uncooked rice, (2) that in rice-cooking water, (3) difference in water content of rice before and after cooking, and (4) types of rice, especially, the difference between parboiled and non-parboiled rice.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Kenji Murai, Hiroshi Sasaki, Koichi Ohno, Taku Matsushita
    JOURNAL OF WATER SUPPLY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-AQUA 57 (8) 577 - 583 0003-7214 2008/12 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Submicron-sized powdered activated carbon (PAC) was produced from a commercially available normal PAC by a bead mill. The submicron PAC decomposed dichloramine and nitrogen trichloride, impairing aesthetic quality with chlorinous odor, at a much faster rate than did normal PAC. Moreover, decomposition rates were faster for dichloramine and nitrogen trichloride than for monochloramine and free chlorine. Selective removal of chlorinous odors among chlorine compounds in a short time was thereby possible. The earthy-musty compound geosmin was also much more rapidly removed by adsorption on submicron PAC than on normal PAC. The increased removal rate was partly due to the adsorption capacity increase owing to the particle size reduction of PAC to submicron range, which accounted for 40% of the improvement of geosmin removal at a PAC contact time of 10 min.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Takahiro Ozu, Takanobu Inoue, Taku Matsushita
    DESALINATION 226 (1-3) 215 - 221 0011-9164 2008/06 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The release of pharmaceuticals into the aquatic environment and their occurrence in surface waters has become an increasing concern in recent years. In this study we investigated the occurrence of oxytetracycline (OTC), one of the most widely used veterinary antibiotics, in stream waters in a small catchment area with many livestock farms. OTC was detected in the concentration range of 2 ng/L to 68 mu g/L. Increasing trends in OTC concentrations and daily loads during winter were observed, which correspond to the common veterinary practice of using higher dosages of antibiotics as prophylaxis against disease in winter. High concentrations of OTC in stream water were observed in the vicinity of a livestock farm. There, the daily OTC load rate was in a reasonable range when the number of animals, the additive rate of antibiotics to fodder, and the OTC removal efficiency in activated sludge processes were estimated.
  • Koichi Ohno, Takehiro Minami, Yoshihiko Matsui, Yasumoto Magara
    WATER RESEARCH 42 (6-7) 1753 - 1759 0043-1354 2008/03 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We investigated effects of chlorination on four organophosphorus pesticides (diazinon, isoxathion, malathion, and tolclofos-methyl) adsorbed on powdered activated carbon (PAC). Following adsorption of each pesticide on 10mg/L of PAC in water, chlorine was added. After 30min of chlorination, the corresponding oxons were detected in the water, but the parent compounds were not detected. Molar ratios of the oxon concentration in solution after 30min of chlorine addition to the initial pesticide concentration before the adsorption process were 4.1% and 7.9% for diazinon, 3.9% and 5.8% for isoxathion, 1.2% and 1.7% for malathion, and 1.4% and 1.4% for tolchlofos-methyl, in the case of 2 and 5 mg/L of chlorine addition. The results suggested that the oxons were desorbed from the PAC by chlorination. The concentrations of the desorbed oxons gradually decreased with time, apparently owing to their readsorption by the PAC. Results from additional experiments suggest the following sequence of events: (i) adsorbed pesticides are oxidized by chlorine on the surface of the PAC and transformed into corresponding oxons; (ii) the oxons are released from the PAC; (iii) the released oxons are gradually readsorbed by the PAC, decreasing their concentrations in the water phase. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • 安藤直哉, 松井佳彦, 松下拓, 大野浩一, 佐々木洋志, 中野優
    環境工学研究論文集 45 309 - 315 2008 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • T. Matsushita, Y. Matsui, D. Sawaoka, K. Ohno
    JOURNAL OF WATER SUPPLY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-AQUA 57 (7) 481 - 487 0003-7214 2008 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Engineers in drinking water treatment plants which employ activated carbon adsorption followed by microfiltration (MF) often ask why the removal ratio of compounds causing musty odors in real plants is smaller than that achieved in laboratory experiments. We investigated whether this difference in removal ratios was due to the release of intracellular geosmin under high pressure from cyanobacteria coexisting on the filter membrane surface. We conducted batch pressurization tests with a cyanobacterium-containing solution, laboratory-scale MF experiments, and pilot-scale experiments designed to remove both the geosmin and cyanobacteria in a hybrid system which used powdered activated carbon adsorption, coagulation, and ceramic microfiltration. Release of intracellular geosmin from cyanobacteria accumulated on the membrane surface was observed in both the laboratory-scale MF experiments and the pilot-scale experiments, but not in the batch pressurization tests. Geosmin was still observed in the MF permeate when the hybrid system was operated with commercially available powdered activated carbon (PAC), and its concentration increased with filtration time owing to the continued release of geosmin. In contrast, operation of the hybrid system with micro-ground PAC completely removed the geosmin.
  • Nobutaka Shirasaki, Taku Matsushita, Yoshihiko Matsui, Koichi Ohno
    JOURNAL OF WATER SUPPLY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-AQUA 57 (7) 501 - 506 0003-7214 2008 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We evaluated the removal of virus (bacteriophage Q beta) after hydraulic backwashing and the effects of reversible and irreversible membrane fouling on virus removal by a coagulation microfiltration (MF) system. The rate of virus removal in the coagulation-MF system was low at the beginning of filtration but increased with filtration time, owing to the accumulation of foulant on the membrane. The rate of virus removal thereafter remained high, even after hydraulic backwashing of the membrane to remove reversible membrane foulant. The presence of irreversible, rather than reversible, membrane foulant contributed to the increase in virus removal rate observed at the beginning of filtration. The irreversible membrane fouling maintained a high virus removal rate even after hydraulic backwashing. Moreover, irreversible fouling of the membrane during long-term filtration (1 month) improved virus removal in the coagulation-MF system, and the membrane excluded virus particles even in the absence of coagulation pretreatment. Therefore, the accumulation of irreversible membrane foulant with filtration time played an important role in virus removal by the coagulation-MF system.
  • T. Matsushita, Y. Matsui, S. Taniwaki, K. Ikeba
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 58 (3) 741 - 747 0273-1223 2008 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In the present study, our objectives were (1) using the Ames assay, to evaluate the change in mutagenicity of a fenitrothion-containing solution during aerobic biodegradation, anaerobic biodegradation, and photodegradation, and (2) to identify possible mutagenic transformed products (TPs) that contributed substantially to any increase in mutagenicity. Mutagenicity of the fenitrothion-containing solution did not increase during aerobic biodegradation with any of the tested bacterial strains. In contrast, the mutagenicity increased for strain YG1029 during anaerobic biodegradation because of the generation of a strongly mutagenic TP, aminofenitrothion. During photodegradation, mutagenicities increased slightly for YG1021 and YG1024, possibly owing to the production of a previously unreported mutagenic TIP.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Takako Aizawa, Fumiaki Kanda, Naoko Nigorikawa, Satoru Mima, Yuji Kawase
    JOURNAL OF WATER SUPPLY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-AQUA 56 (6-7) 411 - 418 0003-7214 2007/09 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Tap water free from unpleasant taste and odour is important for consumer satisfaction. we applied a super-powdered activated carbon (S-PAC) and microfiltration (MF) system to the removal of geosmin, a taste- and odour-causing compound. We used a specially pulverised PAC much smaller than the normal PAC (N-PAC) particle size as an with a submicron particle size,, adsorption pretreatment agent. MF and adsorption pretreatment with S-PAC removed geosmin with considerably greater efficiency and at a much lower dosage rate than with N-PAC. An S-PAC dosage of 2 mg/L was equivalent to an N-PAC dosage of more than 20 mg/L in the treatment of reagent-geosmin-spiked feed water - a dosage saving of 90%, with better removal. in experiments with feed water spiked with cultured Anabaena and geosmin, geosmin removal was attained with S-PAC at a dosage 10% of that of N-PAC. The superiority of S-PAC in removing naturally occurring geosmin from raw water was also confirmed. However, the dosage saving in this case was 75%. S-PAC also helped attenuate trans-membrane pressure increases in both physical backwash and chemical cleaning cycles. No significant trans-membrane pressure increase was observed during 4 months of MF operation with S-PAC addition, suggesting that S-PAC particles did not clog or foul the membrane.
  • Yasumoto Magara, Yoshihiko Matsui, Koichi Ohno
    JOURNAL OF WATER SUPPLY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-AQUA 56 (6-7) 365 - 373 0003-7214 2007/09 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The Japanese government published "The Water and Sanitation Broad Partnership initiative (WASABI)" in March 2006. This initiative was based on the policies that Japan will support the self-help efforts of developing countries on water and sanitation, establishing broad partnerships with international organizations, and the other donor agencies, etc. Because water resources are very limited, there are many areas and regions which have to use a heavily polluted water source. Therefore, it is necessary to develop the emergent water treatment technology which can supply safe drinking water from polluted source water at a reasonable cost. In order to anticipate a sustainable development of water service the Japanese ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare published "The Water Works Vision" so as to restructure the water utility management system in 2004. The vision asks to reform the water utility management system so as to mobilize every resource including public private partnership. Therefore, it is necessary to develop an audit system by a third party for risk communication among the stakeholders.
  • Koichi Ohno, Tatsuya Yanase, Yuki Matsuo, Tetsuro Kimura, M. Hamidur Rahman, Yasumoto Magara, Yoshihiko Matsui
    SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 381 (1-3) 68 - 76 0048-9697 2007/08 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    More and more people in Bangladesh have recently become aware of the risk of drinking arsenic-contaminated groundwater, and have been trying to obtain drinking water from less arsenic-contaminated sources. In this study, arsenic intakes of 18 families living in one block of a rural village in an arsenic-affected district of Bangladesh were evaluated to investigate their actual arsenic intake via food, including from cooking water, and to estimate the contribution of each food category and of drinking water to the total arsenic intake. Water consumption rates were estimated by the self-reporting method. The mean drinking water intake was estimated as about 3 L/d without gender difference. Arsenic intakes from food were evaluated by the duplicate portion sampling method. The duplicated foods from each family were divided into four categories (cooked rice, solid food, cereals for breakfast, and liquid food), and the arsenic concentrations of each food category and of the drinking water were measured. The mean arsenic intake from water and food by all 18 respondents was 0.15 +/- 0.11 +/- mg/d (range, 0.043-0.49), that by male subjects was 0.18 +/- 0.13 mg/d (n=12) and that by female subjects was 0.096 +/- 0.007 mg/d (n=6). The average contributions to the total arsenic intake were, from drinking water, 13%; liquid food, 4.4%; cooked rice, 56%; solid food, 11%; and cereals, 16%. Arsenic intake via drinking water was not high despite the highly contaminated groundwater in the survey area because many families had changed their drinking water sources to less-contaminated ones. Instead, cooked rice contributed most to the daily arsenic intake. Use of contaminated water for cooking by several families was suspected based on comparisons of arsenic concentrations between drinking water and liquid food, and between rice before and after cooking. Detailed investigation suggested that six households used contaminated water for cooking but not drinking, leading to an increase of arsenic intake via arsenic-contaminated cooking water. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Takayuki Yamagishi, Yoshihiro Terada, Taku Matsushita, Takanobu Inoue
    JOURNAL OF WATER SUPPLY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-AQUA 56 (1) 13 - 24 0003-7214 2007/02 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Although advances in water treatment technology have contributed to improved water quality at water treatment plants, treated water is not reaching consumer taps with the same quality. Water quality in service pipes is lower than at the water treatment plants, most likely because rust corrosion particles are generated inside the pipes, accumulated sediments become resuspended or other reasons. in this study, particles suspended in treated water flowing through water mains of various service areas were collected, and their quantity and elemental compositions were analyzed to investigate changes in suspended solid (SS) characteristics over distance and time. in addition to longitudinal changes along water mains, cross-sectional SS changes were investigated by developing a method of directly collecting SS particles flowing through a water main at different vertical locations. SS concentrations and the percentages of inorganics and iron in SS increased as water traveled toward the dead end of a main. Vertical differences of SS in the main cross section were also observed: SS concentrations in the upper part were higher than those in the middle and lower parts. The higher percentages of inorganics and iron in the upper part suggested that scaling in the upper part of the main, which had a stagnant area, caused iron particles to be released into the stream. Temporal variations in SS concentrations were observed for water flowing through the middle and lower parts of the main cross section. SS concentrations increased with increased flow rates, indicating resuspension of sediment at the bottoms of the mains. Overall, SS concentrations, their temporal variations, their cross-sectional changes and the elemental compositions of SS in water were different in various water service areas, and these characteristics could be useful in determining the origin of SS particles in drinking water.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Takayuki Yamagishi, Yoshihiro Terada, Taku Matsushita, Takanobu Inoue
    JOURNAL OF WATER SUPPLY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-AQUA 56 (1) 13 - 24 0003-7214 2007/02 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Although advances in water treatment technology have contributed to improved water quality at water treatment plants, treated water is not reaching consumer taps with the same quality. Water quality in service pipes is lower than at the water treatment plants, most likely because rust corrosion particles are generated inside the pipes, accumulated sediments become resuspended or other reasons. in this study, particles suspended in treated water flowing through water mains of various service areas were collected, and their quantity and elemental compositions were analyzed to investigate changes in suspended solid (SS) characteristics over distance and time. in addition to longitudinal changes along water mains, cross-sectional SS changes were investigated by developing a method of directly collecting SS particles flowing through a water main at different vertical locations. SS concentrations and the percentages of inorganics and iron in SS increased as water traveled toward the dead end of a main. Vertical differences of SS in the main cross section were also observed: SS concentrations in the upper part were higher than those in the middle and lower parts. The higher percentages of inorganics and iron in the upper part suggested that scaling in the upper part of the main, which had a stagnant area, caused iron particles to be released into the stream. Temporal variations in SS concentrations were observed for water flowing through the middle and lower parts of the main cross section. SS concentrations increased with increased flow rates, indicating resuspension of sediment at the bottoms of the mains. Overall, SS concentrations, their temporal variations, their cross-sectional changes and the elemental compositions of SS in water were different in various water service areas, and these characteristics could be useful in determining the origin of SS particles in drinking water.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Takayuki Yamagishi, Yoshihiro Terada, Taku Matsushita, Takanobu Inoue
    JOURNAL OF WATER SUPPLY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-AQUA 56 (1) 13 - 24 0003-7214 2007/02 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Although advances in water treatment technology have contributed to improved water quality at water treatment plants, treated water is not reaching consumer taps with the same quality. Water quality in service pipes is lower than at the water treatment plants, most likely because rust corrosion particles are generated inside the pipes, accumulated sediments become resuspended or other reasons. in this study, particles suspended in treated water flowing through water mains of various service areas were collected, and their quantity and elemental compositions were analyzed to investigate changes in suspended solid (SS) characteristics over distance and time. in addition to longitudinal changes along water mains, cross-sectional SS changes were investigated by developing a method of directly collecting SS particles flowing through a water main at different vertical locations. SS concentrations and the percentages of inorganics and iron in SS increased as water traveled toward the dead end of a main. Vertical differences of SS in the main cross section were also observed: SS concentrations in the upper part were higher than those in the middle and lower parts. The higher percentages of inorganics and iron in the upper part suggested that scaling in the upper part of the main, which had a stagnant area, caused iron particles to be released into the stream. Temporal variations in SS concentrations were observed for water flowing through the middle and lower parts of the main cross section. SS concentrations increased with increased flow rates, indicating resuspension of sediment at the bottoms of the mains. Overall, SS concentrations, their temporal variations, their cross-sectional changes and the elemental compositions of SS in water were different in various water service areas, and these characteristics could be useful in determining the origin of SS particles in drinking water.
  • Matsui, Y, Aizawa, T, Suzuki, M, Kawase, Y
    Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 7 (5〜6) 43 - 51 2007 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Y. Matsui, K. Narita, T. Inoue, T. Matsushita
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 56 (1) 71 - 80 0273-1223 2007 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Verification of a diffuse pollution model involves comparing results actually observed with those predicted by precise model inputs. Acquisition of precise model inputs is, however, problematic. In particular, when the target catchment is large and substantial estimation uncertainty exists, not only model verification but also prediction is difficult. Therefore, in this study, rice-farming data were collected for all paddy fields from all farmers in a catchment and pesticide adsorption and degradation rates in paddy field soil samples were measured to obtain precise model inputs. The model inputs successfully verified the model's capability to predict pesticide concentrations in river water. Sensitivity analyses of the model inputs elucidated the processes significantly affecting pesticide runoff from rice farms. Pesticide adsorption and degradation rates of the soil did not significantly affect pesticide concentrations, although pesticide discharge to river water accounted for less than 50% of the total quantity of pesticide applied to fields, possibly owing to pesticide adsorption and degradation. The timing of increases in pesticide concentrations in river water was affected mostly by the farming schedule, including the time of pesticide application and irrigation, and secondarily by rainfall events.
  • Investigating rice-farming pesticide concentrations in river water using abasin-scale runoff model with uncertain inputs
    Y. Matsui, K. Narita, T. Inoue, T. Matsushita
    TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASABE 49 (6) 1723 - 1735 0001-2351 2006/11 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In predicting time-series concentrations of pesticides in river water using diffuse pollution hydrological models, farming schedules (including pesticide application) and pesticide sorption/decomposition rates greatly affect prediction accuracy. For large, basin-scale catchments, precise acquisition of these data is not possible and substantial estimation uncertainty inevitably exists. This article presents the development of a basin-scale diffuse pollution hydrological model, a Monte Carlo method for creating input data, and its effectiveness in predicting the concentrations of paddy-fanning pesticides in river water from a large catchment (1882 km(2)). The Monte Carlo method created input data for numerous compartments of a paddy field in the basin model: the pesticide products, amounts and dates of pesticide application, rice varieties, rice seedling transplanting dates, time variation of water depth in rice paddies, and parameter values for pesticide decomposition and sorption. The model was calibrated with hydrological data only, without reference to observed pesticide concentration data. Results showed that the uncertainty bounds estimated for model outputs with Monte Carlo inputs encompassed observed data and that the model predictions were better with Monte Carlo inputs than with deterministic input. The Monte Carlo method provides a surrogate approach for obtaining precise data on individual farming schedules (including pesticide application dates), degradation rates, and sorption coefficients in each soil.
  • Taku Matsushita, Yoshihiko Matsui, Yusuke Matsui
    CHEMOSPHERE 64 (1) 144 - 151 0045-6535 2006/06 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We aimed to: (1) evaluate the change in mutagenicity of a fenitrothion-containing solution during photolysis and (2) elucidate mutagenic compounds that were possible major contributors to mutagenicity. A batch test involving irradiation by natural sunlight was conducted on the solution, and then HPLC fractionation, mutagenicity testing, and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis were performed on the irradiated solution. During the 15-day photolysis, fenitrothion was almost completely decomposed, and 34 transformed products (TPs) were generated. Photolysis decreased the mutagenicity of the fenitrothion-containing solution for base-pair-substitution-detecting tester strains (YG1026 and YG1029) but increased mutagenicity for frameshift-detecting tester strains (YG1021 and YG1024). One TP was identified as a potential source of the increased mutagenicity; its molecular formula was estimated to be (CH3O)(2)PS-O-C8H6NO. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • 浄水施設におけるライフサイクルアセスメントの適用〜「凝集沈澱+砂ろ過」と「膜ろ過」比較のためのインベントリ分析〜
    清塚雅彦, 竹田憲史, 松井佳彦, 向井藤利, 森康輔, 榊原康之
    環境衛生工学研究 20 (1) 15 - 20 2006 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Y. Matsui, T. Sanogawa, N. Aoki, S. Mima, T. Matsushita
    PARTICLE SEPARATION 2005 - DRINKING WATER TREATMENT 6 (1) 149 - 155 1606-9749 2006 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Submicron powdered activated carbon (PAC) rapidly adsorbed natural organic matter (NOM) fromwater samples: a batch test of the adsorption kinetics showed that the NOM concentration dropped substantially within 15 s and then leveled off. In a tubular flow reactor test, NOM removal after a 15 s contact time was almost the same as removal values attained at longer contact times. Laboratory-scale and bench-scale pilotplant ceramic microfiltration (MF) experiments with submicron PAC adsorption pretreatment were conducted to evaluate NOM removal and to examine the effect of the PAC on filterability. The laboratory scale IVIF experiment revealed that PAC adsorption pretreatment could be accomplished with a detention (2.4 s) that was much shorter than the time expected from the adsorption kinetics test. This result suggests that adsorption pretreatment for IVIF could be accomplished by adding the submicron PAC directly into the feed line to the membrane and that installation of a special PAC contactor before the membrane unit is unnecessary. Although micron PAC rather than submicron PAC was used unintentionally in the pilot plant experiment, these PAC showed much better NOM removal than normal PAC, and no adverse effects, such as transmembrane pressure buildup and reversible or irreversible membrane fouling, were observed. Keywords Humic substances; membrane; natural organic matter; particle size; powdered activated carbon.
  • T Matsushita, Y Matsui, N Shirasaki
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 53 (7) 199 - 207 0273-1223 2006 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Virus removal experiments using river water spiked with bacteriophages were conducted by an inline coagulation-ceramic microfiltration hybrid system to investigate the effects of filtration flux (62.5 and 125 L/(m(2) x h)) and type of virus (Q beta and MS2) on virus removal. In addition, the mass balance of viruses through the hybrid system was analysed by quantifying the infectious and inactive viruses by a combination of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method and the plaque forming units (PFU) method. Even when the system was operated at high filtration flux (125 L/(m(2) x h)), high virus removal (> 6 log) with short coagulation time (2.4 s) was successfully achieved by dosing polyaluminium chloride (PACl) at more than 1.08 mg(.)Al/L. Removal performances were different between Q beta and MS2, although their diameters are almost the same: greater virus removal was achieved for MS2 at PACI dosing of 0.54 mg(.)Al/L, and for Q beta at PACI dosing of more than 1.08 mg(.)Al/L. The combination of the PCR and PFU methods revealed that two phenomena, adsorption to/entrapment in aluminium floc and virucidal activity of PACl, partially account for the high virus removal in the coagulation-MF hybrid system.
  • Y. Matsui, K. Narita, T. Inoue, T. Matsushita
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 53 (10) 173 - 181 0273-1223 2006 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    To predict rice-farming pesticide concentrations in river water with imprecise model inputs for screening-level analysis, a basin-scale runoff model was developed. The Monte Carlo method was applied to create estimates of input data regarding agricultural work schedules and parameters for pesticide decomposition and sorption in solids and water. The prediction accuracy of the model was evaluated when used with non-optimised pesticide parameters; the model was calibrated using hydrological data alone without reference to observed pesticide concentration data. Overall, predictions for the pesticide concentrations were successful within order-of-magnitude accuracy. The pesticide rankings according to the predicted concentration roughly agreed with those observed. The success of screening-level analysis indicates that the model prediction can help in selection of pesticides to be monitored and in determining the monitoring schedule for the river basin.
  • Y. Matsui, K. Narita, T. Inoue, T. Matsushita
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 53 (10) 173 - 181 0273-1223 2006 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    To predict rice-farming pesticide concentrations in river water with imprecise model inputs for screening-level analysis, a basin-scale runoff model was developed. The Monte Carlo method was applied to create estimates of input data regarding agricultural work schedules and parameters for pesticide decomposition and sorption in solids and water. The prediction accuracy of the model was evaluated when used with non-optimised pesticide parameters; the model was calibrated using hydrological data alone without reference to observed pesticide concentration data. Overall, predictions for the pesticide concentrations were successful within order-of-magnitude accuracy. The pesticide rankings according to the predicted concentration roughly agreed with those observed. The success of screening-level analysis indicates that the model prediction can help in selection of pesticides to be monitored and in determining the monitoring schedule for the river basin.
  • Matsui, Y, Narita, K, Inoue, T, Matsushita, T
    Water Sci. & Tech. 53 (10) 173 - 181 0273-1223 2006 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • T Matsushita, Y Matsui, R Saeki, T Inoue
    CHEMOSPHERE 61 (8) 1134 - 1141 0045-6535 2005/12 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Previous studies have revealed that the mutagenicity of fenitrothion increases during anaerobic biodegradation, suggesting that this insecticide's mutagenicity could effectively increase after it pollutes anaerobic environments such as lake sediments. To investigate possible changes to the mutagenicity of fenitrothion under aerobic conditions after it had already been increased by anaerobic biodegradation, batch incubation cultures were maintained under aerobic conditions. The mutagenicity, which had increased during anaerobic biodegradation, decreased under aerobic conditions with aerobic or facultative bacteria, but did not disappear completely in 22 days. In contrast, it did not change under aerobic conditions without bacteria or under continued anaerobic conditions. These observations suggest that the mutagenicity of anaerobically metabolized fenitrothion would not necessarily decrease after it arrives in an aerobic environment: this would depend on the presence of suitable bacteria. Therefore, fenitrothion-derived mutagenic compounds may pollute the water environment, including our drinking water sources, after accidental pollution of aerobic waters. Although amino-fenitrothion generated during anaerobic biodegradation of fenitrothion was the principal mutagen, non-trivial contributions of other, unidentified metabolites to the mutagenicity were also observed. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • T Matsushita, Y Matsui, N Shirasaki, Y Kato
    DESALINATION 178 (1-3) 21 - 26 0011-9164 2005/07 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We studied virus removal from spiked river water by an in-line coagulation-ceramic microfiltration hybrid system to investigate the effects of (1) coagulant dose (0.54,1.08, and 1.62 mg Al/L), (2) pore size of the MF membrane (0.1, 0.5, and 1.0 mu m), and (3) coagulation time (1.1, 2.4, and 60 s). We found that (1) coagulant dose strongly affected virus removal. Whereas 7.4 log removal was achieved with 1.62 mg Al/L PACl dosing, only 2.8 log removal was observed with 0.54 mg Al/L; thus, the larger the coagulant dose, the greater the virus removal. (2) Pore size of the MF membrane also affected virus removal: pore sizes of 0.5 and 1.0 mu m showed about I log less removal than the 0.1-mu m pore-size MF membrane. (3) Coagulation time slightly affected virus removal: the longer the coagulation time, the greater the reduction in virus level, but the effect was not large. Overall, the combination of in-line coagulation prior to microfiltration enables much shorter coagulation times than in conventional treatment plants: dosing with at least 1.08 mg Al/L PACl in the hybrid system allowed the coagulation time to be only 2.4 s.
  • FS Li, A Yuasa, Y Muraki, Y Matsui
    SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 345 (1-3) 99 - 113 0048-9697 2005/06 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The impacts of a heavy storm of rain upon the dissolved and particulate organic matter (OM), nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) in the main river of the vegetation-rich Nagara River basin were investigated using water samples collected along the river line during a critical typhoon-induced heavy rain storm event. Besides, based on a high performance size-exclusion chromatography (HPSEC) system, the variance of dissolved OM (DOM) in its molecular weight (MW) characteristics was also assessed. From the MW standpoint, DOM components merged into the river along the river line resembled those present in its headwater. The MW range changed only slightly from 1010 to 5900 at the upstream (US), to 1130-5900 and 1200-5900 Da at the midstream (MS) and downstream (DS), respectively, while the corresponding weight-averaged MW (M-w) decreased from 3669 to 3330 and 2962 Da. The heavy storm of rain enhanced the content of DOM; however, apart from a small larger-MW fraction (about 5900-6800 Da), the newly emerged DOM constituents exhibited an MW range similar to those existed before the storm. Due also to the storm of rain, total P and N (TP and TN) changed markedly in the ranges of 6.6-11.9, 8.3-40.6 and 48.4-231.3 mu g/l for TP, and 145.4-296.0, 502.2-1168.7 and 1342.7-1927.3 mu g/l for TN at the US, MS and DS, respectively. The larger values of TP and IN generally appeared for samples at elevated river water levels. The enhanced presence of P was found largely attributed to its particulate form; while, for N, the contribution from its dissolved form was significant. The newly emerged suspended particles via the storm-water contained lower content of OM, N and P, and a general decreasing trend of the particulate OM, N and P along the river line was also confirmed. The C/N ratio in the dissolved form varied in 0.7-6.7 and decreased downstream, while, that in the particulate form 2.3-17.3. Suspended particles that emerged in the river water during the storm exhibited larger C/N values. N/P in both dissolved and particulate forms varied in the ranges of 2.2-17.1 and 12.9-444.9, respectively, and a general trend of either increasing or decreasing in relation to the storm of rain was not revealed. (c) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • 井上隆信, 松下拓, 山田俊郎, 松井佳彦
    水文・水資源学会誌 18 (6) 681 - 687 0915-1389 2005 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 鄭恩貞, 湯浅晶, 李富生, 松井佳彦
    第42回環境工学研究フォーラム論文集 42 253 - 264 2005 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 松下拓, 小塚信幸, 中務誠, 角田裕樹, 松井佳彦
    環境工学研究論文集 42 463 - 468 2005 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • A Yuasa, FS Li, EJ Cheong, Y Matsui
    ADSORPTION-JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL ADSORPTION SOCIETY 11 243 - 248 0929-5607 2005 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Three NPEO mixtures containing NPEO compounds having attached EO numbers in the ranges of 1-6, 2-12 and 4-19 were subjected to batch activated carbon adsorption experiments in solutions with and without the presence of competing natural organic matter (NOM) existent extensively in drinking water sources. The liquid phase composition of the NPEO mixtures, described in the ratios (C-i/C-T) of the equilibrium concentrations of individual compounds (C-i) to the total mixture (C-T), did not change after adsorption at varied carbon dosages, no matter if NOM was present or not. However, their adsorption capacity was significantly reduced with the adsorption of NOM due to site competition and pore blockage. The adversary impact was found to be greatly dependent upon the initial presence levels of NPEO and NOM as well as the NOM sources.
  • FS Li, A Yuasa, Y Matsui, EJ Cheong
    ADSORPTION-JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL ADSORPTION SOCIETY 11 691 - 696 0929-5607 2005 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Batch adsorption isotherms of fourteen dissolved organic matrices (DOMs) from river water, ground water, wastewater and commercial sources were measured using lumped quality indices of DOC and UV260, and analyzed using a distributed fictive component method. By accounting for the heterogeneity of DOM constituents with a log-normal distribution of Freundlich K, the adsorption equilibrium of each DOM was characterized by searching for only three parameters. Indicating strong adsorbability dependency upon the sources and types of DOMs, the distribution ranges of the Freundlich K differed markedly. Compared to a river water DOM that had a K range in 10.8-190 (mg/g)/(mg/l)(1/n), a commercial humic acid was found most heterogeneous: K varied in 0.01-1494.3 (mg/g)/(mg/l)(1/n). In addition, based upon chromatographic results measured using a HPSEC system for all DOMs before and after adsorption, preferential adsorption of small molecular weight constituents was revealed for commercial humic acids; for aquatic organic matrices, however, such a trend was not found.
  • Effect of uncertainties of agricultural working schedule and Monte-Carlo evaluation of the model input in basin-scale runoff model analysis of herbicides
    Y Matsui, T Inoue, T Matsushita, T Yamada, M Yamamoto, Y Sumigama
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 51 (3-4) 329 - 337 0273-1223 2005 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In the prediction of time-series concentrations of herbicides in river water with diffuse-pollution hydrological models, farming schedules (the dates of herbicide application and drainage of irrigation water from rice paddies) greatly affect the runoff behavior of the herbicides. For large catchments, obtaining precise data on farming schedules is impractical, and so the model input inevitably includes substantial uncertainty. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of using the Monte-Carlo method to generate sets of estimated farming schedules to use as input to a GIS-based basin-scale runoff model to predict the concentrations of paddy-farming herbicides in river water. The effects of using the Monte-Carlo method to compensate for uncertainty in the evaluated parameters for herbicide decomposition and sorption were also evaluated.
  • Enhancing an Adsorption-Membrane Hybrid System with Microground Activated Carbon
    Yoshihiko Matsui, Yoshitaka Fukuda, Takanobu Inoue, Taku Matsushita, Nobuhiro Aoki, Satoru Mima
    Water Sci. & Tech.: Water Supply 4 (5〜6) 189 - 197 2005 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Rapid Adsorption Pretreatment with Submicron Powdered Activated Carbon Particles before Microfiltration
    Yoshihiko Matsui, Ryota Murase, Takahiro Sanogawa, Nobuhiro Aoki, Satoru Mima, Takanobu, Inoue, Taku Matsushita
    Water Sci. & Tech. 51 (6〜7) 249 - 256 2005 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • T Matsushita, Y Matsui, Y Matsui, T Inoue
    JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH PART B-PESTICIDES FOOD CONTAMINANTS AND AGRICULTURAL WASTES 40 (6) 851 - 861 0360-1234 2005 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The mutagenicity of chlornitrofen (CNP)-containing solutions has been reported to increase during anaerobic biodegradation. In the present study, the fate of this increased mutagenicity under subsequent aerobic and anaerobic incubation conditions was investigated using two Salmonella tester strains, YG1024 (a frameshift-detecting strain) and YG1029 (a base-pair-substitution-detecting strain). Mutagenicity for both YG1024 and YG1029 strains increased during nine-day anaerobic biodegradation. During subsequent anaerobic incubation, the increased mutagenicity decreased gradually for YG1029 but did not change significantly for YG1024. By contrast, the increased mutagenicity decreased rapidly after the conversion to aerobic incubation for both YG1024 and YG1029 strains. The rapid decrease in mutagenicity during aerobic incubation was due to decreases, not only in an identified mutagenic metabolite (CNP-amino) but also in unidentified mutagenic metabolites.
  • Ceramic MF with Submicron-sized Activated Carbon Adsorption and Coagulation Pretreatments for Rapid and Effective NOM Removal
    Yoshihiko Matsui, Yoshitaka Fukuda, Ryota Murase, Nobuhiro Aoki, Satoru Mima, Takanobu Inoue, Taku Matsushita
    Water Intelligence Online 5 23 - 32 2005 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Characterization of microparticles in raw, treated, and distributed waters by means of elemental and particle size analyses
    T Inoue, Y Matsui, Y Terada, K Baba, T Matsushita
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 50 (12) 71 - 78 0273-1223 2004 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The elemental composition and particle size distribution of suspended particles in raw water, treated water, and distributed water were determined to understand the behavior of particles during the water treatment-distribution process. The weight of suspended particles collected on a 0.6-mum filter was 1.1 times (raw water), 1.4 times (treated water), and 1.5 times (distributed water) that collected on a 2.7-mum filter, suggesting that smaller particles may remain after conventional water treatment. Organic suspended particles were removed less efficiently than inorganic suspended particles. After sand filtration, the Al content in the fixed suspended solids (FSS) markedly increased, indicating that either a small percentage of aluminium floc passed through during sand filtration or dissolved aluminum precipitated after sand filtration. The Mn and Fe concentrations increased after chlorination. The percentages of carbon and nitrogen in the volatile suspended solids (VSS) were roughly the same in the raw, treated, and distributed waters. The carbon/nitrogen/phosphate/VSS ratios indicated that the VSS of the suspended particles consisted of organic, matter originating from microorganisms. The major constituents of the FSS in the treated and distributed waters were compounds of Fe, Al, Ca, Mg, and Mn, but these compounds accounted for only 16% or less of the FSS in raw water, indicating the existence of Si compounds. In distribution pipes, the total suspended solids concentration, especially the FSS concentration, was higher than that of water just after treatment. The Fe concentration in distributed water increased, probably due to oxidation and rusting of iron pipes.
  • Irreversible and reversible adhesion between virus particles and hydrolyzing-precipitating aluminium: a function of coagulation
    T Matsushita, Y Matsui, T Inoue
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 50 (12) 201 - 206 0273-1223 2004 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The infectivity of viruses (Qbeta, MS2, T4, and P1) after dosing virus-contaminated water with 4 types of aluminium coagulant was investigated. The concentrations of infectious viruses were determined after dissolving aluminium hydroxide flocs in alkaline solution. The concentration of infectious viruses did not recover to the initial value after a short floc-dissolution time (5 s). Although the infectious virus concentration increased as the floc-dissolution time was extended to 5 h, it did not recover fully. Irreversible adhesion between virus particles and aluminium coagulant is responsible for the insufficient recovery. We interpret this phenomenon as a virucidal activity of the aluminium coagulant. All tested aluminium coagulants (PACI, alum, and reagent grade aluminium chloride and aluminium sulfate) inactivated all types of viruses tested. PACI had the highest virucidal activity. The virucidal activity of aluminium coagulants was lower in river water, presumably owing to the presence of natural organic matter.
  • Micro-ground Powdered Activated Carbon for Effective Removal of Natural Organic Matter during Water Treatment
    Yoshihiko Matsui, Yoshitaka Fukuda, Ryota Murase, Nobuhiro Aoki, Satoru Mima, Takanobu Inoue, Taku Matsushita
    Water Sci. & Tech.: Water Supply 4 (4) 155 - 163 2004 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Y Matsui, Y Fukuda, T Inoue, T Matsushita
    WATER RESEARCH 37 (18) 4413 - 4424 0043-1354 2003/11 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Batch adsorption experiments using powdered activated carbon (PAC) to remove trace synthetic organic chemicals (SOCs) from water containing natural organic matter (NOM) were conducted. The percentage of SOC removed at any contact time and at any PAC dose was observed to be independent of the initial SOC concentration. Equations derived from the ideal adsorbed solution theory and the pore surface diffusion model validated this observation. For the strongly adsorbing SOCs (simazine and simetryn), the percentage of SOC removed was independent only at low initial SOC concentrations. The NOM fraction competing with the weakly adsorbing SOC (asulam) constituted a larger percentage of the total NOM than that competing with the strongly adsorbing SOCs. Although the adsorptive capacities of the SOCs were greatly reduced in water containing NOM compared with those in pure water, the change in the pore diffusion coefficient was insignificant. Therefore, NOM competed with the SOCs for adsorption sites, reducing the adsorptive capacity, but the amount of NOM loading was not so severe that it blocked or filled the pores, hindering the internal diffusion of the SOCs. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Y Matsui, T Matsushita, S Sakuma, T Gojo, T Mamiya, H Suzuoki, T Inoue
    ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 37 (22) 5175 - 5180 0013-936X 2003/11 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Inorganic aluminum salts, such as aluminum sulfate, are coagulants that cause small particles, such as bacteria and viruses as well as inorganic particles, to destabilize and combine into larger aggregates. In this investigation, batch coagulation treatments of water samples spiked with Qbeta, MS2, T4, and P1 viruses were conducted with four different aluminum coagulants. The total infectious virus concentration in the suspension of floc particles that eventually formed by dosing with coagulant was measured after the floc particles were dissolved by raising the pH with an alkaline beef extract solution. The virus concentrations were extremely reduced after the water samples were dosed with aluminum coagulants. Viruses mixed with and adsorbed onto preformed aluminum hydroxide floc were, however, completely recovered after the floc dissolution. These results indicated that the aluminum coagulation process inactivates viruses. Virucidal activity was most prominent with the prehydrolyzed aluminum salt coagulant, polyaluminum chloride (PACI). Virucidal activity was lower in river water than in ultrapure water-natural organic matter in the river water depressed the virucidal activity. Mechanisms and kinetics of the virus inactivation were discussed. Our results suggest that intermediate polymers formed during hydrolysis of the aluminum coagulants sorbed strongly to viruses, either rendering them inactive or preventing infectivity.
  • FS Li, A Yuasa, H Chiharada, Y Matsui
    WATER RESEARCH 37 (16) 4027 - 4037 0043-1354 2003/09 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The impacts of a heavy storm of rain on the composition of natural organic matter (NOM) in Nagara River water were studied in terms of molecular weights (MWs) and activated carbon (AC) adsorbabilities using six water samples collected during a critical Typhoon weather condition. The composition in MWs was analyzed using a HPSEC system and that in adsorbabilities was characterized using parameters devised to reflect NOMs average adsorptive strength (K-M), adsorptive strength polydispersity (a), affinity to AC (1/n) and non-adsorbable fraction (C-non/C-T0), respectively. These parameters were determined by model description of observed isotherms with a distributed fictive component method. The heavy storm of rain brought higher content of larger organic components into the river source, thus causing changes of NOMs weight-averaged MWs in the range of 2962-3495 Dalton and MW polydispersity in the narrow range of 1.153-1.226. Comparison of K-M and sigma values for all samples assessed with both indices of TOC and UV260 showed that large proportions of the storm-induced organic components had adsorptive strengths similar to those existent before the storm, with the presence levels for components revealing much strong and weak adsorbabilities being low. Among all organic components brought into the river by the storm of rain, the percentages of non-adsorbable ones was lower (smaller C-non/C-T0 values); and the adsorbable ones had generally more affinity to the adsorbents used (smaller 1/n values). (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • FS Li, A Yuasa, H Chiharada, Y Matsui
    JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE 265 (2) 265 - 275 0021-9797 2003/09 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The polydisperse composition of nine dissolved organic materials (DOMs) from two river water sources, one ground water source, two biologically treated wastewater sources, and two commercial sources was analyzed based on their adsorbabilities by activated carbon. For each DOM, batch adsorption isotherms measured for both TOC and UV260 were analyzed using an overall isotherm model derived from the IAST-Freundlich expression. By accounting for the heterogeneity of each DOM with a log-normal distribution of the Freundlich parameter (K), its adsorption behavior was characterized with only four parameters (including three fitting ones). The average adsorptive strength (Km) and heterogeneity (a) determined for all DOMs, which were defined by the mean value and the standard deviation of the log-normal distribution of the Freundlich K, changed over the ranges 2.5-62.2 and 0.22-0.97 (mg/g)/(mg/l)(l/n), respectively, when the TOC index was used. Among all DOMs studied, a river water DOM at the upper stream was found least heterogeneous: the Freundlich K of its organic constituents varied in the range 10.8-190 (mg/g)/(mg/l)(l/n), as compared to a commercial humic acid that exhibited the broadest Freundlich K distribution of 0.01-1494.3 (mg/g)/(mg/l)(l/n). K-M and sigma along with other two parameters (the Freundlich exponent l/n and the nonadsorbable organic fraction parameter C-non/C-T0), changed with both indices of TOC and UV260 in a regular manner, indicating that UV-absorbing organic molecules possessed adsorbabilities different from non-UV-absorbing ones. Also based on HPSEC chromatograms measured for solutions before adsorption, the molecular weight composition of all DOMs was also assessed and the molecular size impacts on adsorption characteristics of DOMs were briefly discussed. (C) 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Virus Removal by Ceramic Membrane Microfiltration with Coagulation Pretreatment
    Yoshihiko Matsui, Taku Matsushita, Takanobu Inoue, Masahiro Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Hayashi, Hitoshi Yonekawa, Yukihiko Tsutsumi
    Water Sci. & Tech.: Water Supply 3 (5) 93 - 99 2003 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Taku Matsushita, Yoshihiko Matsui, Kazunori Ikeba, Takanobu Inoue
    Chemosphere 50 (3) 275  0045-6535 2003 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • FS Li, A Yuasa, K Ebie, Y Azuma, T Hagishita, Y Matsui
    WATER RESEARCH 36 (18) 4592 - 4604 0043-1354 2002/11 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Effects of aqueous phase Ca(II) concentrations and pH levels on the adsorption capacity of dissolved organic matters (DOMs) as well as the capacity dependency on the sources and types of DOMs and activated carbons (ACs) were examined. The Ca(II) effect was studied for three coal-based ACs having different pore size distributions (PSDs) and for three DOMs contained in three water samples. For each water sample, four working solutions prepared by adding different dosages of Ca(II) (0-1.5 mM) were used. For the water sample whose adsorption capacity was least affected by Ca(II), the effect of pH was subsequently examined for four water pH levels (pH = 5.5-10) and these three ACs. Isotherm data were analyzed in terms of a modified isotherm model selected from three models developed for normalizing isotherms of heterogeneous organic mixtures. The Ca(II) effect depended obviously on the DOMs used. For all three ACs, increasing Ca(II) greatly enhanced the adsorption capacity of a commercial humic acid. However, the capacity of the DOM in a naturally colored surface water source was much less affected and that of the DOM remaining after precoagulation was not affected. The DOM-Ca(II) interactions, rather than the AC-Ca(II) interactions, seemed to be the predominant mechanism that controlled the extent of the Ca(II)'s impact. Water pH greatly affected the adsorption of the surface water DOM remaining after precoagulation. This effect seemed to be attributed to pH's capability in changing ACs' charge characteristics reflected by zeta-potentials. The adsorption capacity increased as the water pH decreased and was well correlated as a function of pH and the volume of AC pores in sizes of 30-100 Angstrom. ACs having more pores in this size region generally exhibited larger adsorption capacities. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Y Matsui, DRU Knappe, R Takagi
    ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 36 (15) 3426 - 3431 0013-936X 2002/08 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The adsorptive removal of periodic spikes of the trace synthetic organic chemicals (SOCs) simazine and asulam from water containing natural organic matter (NOM) was studied in pilot-scale granular activated carbon (GAC) adsorbers over a period of nearly 3 years. The SOC removal percentage obtained at any preloading time and bed depth was independent of the liquid-phase SOC concentration, and equations derived from the ideal adsorbed solution theory and a pore surface diffusion model validated this observation. The pseudo-steady-state SOC removal rate, (partial derivativeCpartial derivativez), at each preloading time and bed depth was therefore first order with respect to the liquid-phase SOC concentration, C. Furthermore, the removal modulus, k, in the resulting SOC removal rate expression was a reflection of the solid-phase concentration of the NOM fraction that interfered with the adsorption of SOCs. Analysis of the removal modulus values indicated that the mass transfer zone of the NOM fraction competing with asulam traveled more rapidly through the GAC adsorber than that competing with simazine, Given the similar molecular sizes of the targeted SOCs, this result was primarily explained by differences in SOC adsorbabilities, where the more weakly adsorbing asulam was less capable of displacing preloaded NOM. Consequently, the NOM fraction competing with asulam constituted a larger percentage of the total NOM than that competing with simazine.
  • Y Matsui, DRU Knappe, K Iwaki, H Ohira
    ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 36 (15) 3432 - 3438 0013-936X 2002/08 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The principal objective of this study was to elucidate mechanisms by which NOM affects the adsorption of a nonpolar (simazine) and a polar (asulam) herbicide on activated carbon. Experiments were carried out in microcolumns that were continuously fed solutions containing NOM with different molecular weight (MW) distributions and intermittently solutions containing the same NOM plus simazine or asulam, The MW distributions of a groundwater NOM were altered by coagulation and ultrafiltration, which resulted in the preferential removal of high-M, UV260-absorbing NOM. At a given NOM loading, the simazine removal efficiency was higher in the column that was preloaded with raw groundwater than in columns receiving coagulated or ultrafiltered water, In contrast, the asulam removal efficiency was similar for all three NOM solutions at a given NOM loading. Therefore, the results suggested that low-MW, UV260-absorbing NOM molecules competed directly with strongly adsorbing pesticides, such as simazine, for adsorption sites, For more weakly adsorbing pesticides, such as asulam, direct competition for adsorption sites originated not only from the strongly adsorbing, low-MW NOM, but also from more weakly adsorbing, higher-MW NOM. Consequently, the competing NOM fraction increases as the adsorbability of the SOC decreases, a result that was confirmed by adsorption data for additional pesticides of similar size. However, a smaller pesticide competed more effectively for adsorption sites than a larger pesticide of similar polarity, suggesting that the concentration of competing NOM decreases as the MW of the SOC decreases.
  • Y Matsui, K Nagaya, G Funahashi, Y Goto, A Yuasa, H Yamamoto, K Ohkawa, Y Magara
    BIOFOULING 18 (2) 137 - 148 0892-7014 2002/06 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Various antifouling substrata were tested for their effectiveness in inhibiting attachment of Limnoperna fortunei. Field experiments revealed that surface properties affected the antifouling capabilities of nontoxic substrata. Antifouling capabilities were observed for three silicone resin-based coatings with smooth surfaces (<30 mum roughness) and low surface free energy of the hydrogen bonding force component. A further three silicone resin-based coatings tested, as well as other types of nontoxic coatings, did not show any antifouling capabilities. The percentages of juvenile mussels that attached in laboratory experiments correlated with the settling densities of mussels in the field experiments better than those based on adult mussels. This suggests that laboratory experiments with juveniles may be effective as short term preliminary assays to select promising materials/coatings for longer term field experiments. Mussel abundance surveys within a water transmission pipe and pipe current velocity simulation revealed that less infestation was observed in the areas with a wall-vicinity fluid velocity of >1.3 m s(-1). Conversely, pipe surfaces with flows of <1.2 m s(-1) were heavily fouled by L. fortunei.
  • Pesticide Removal by GAC Preloaded with Natural Organic Matter
    Yoshihiko Matsui, Kenjiro Iwaki, Mitsutaka Uematsu, Akira Yuasa
    Water Sci.e & Tech.: Water Supply 2 (1) 147 - 154 2002 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Taku Matsushita, Yoshihiko Matsui, Shotaro Taniwaki, Takanobu Inoue
    Chemosphere 47 (1) 9  0045-6535 2002 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Taku Matsushita, Yoshihiko Matsui, Satoru Sakuma, Takanobu Inoue
    Mutation Res. 516 71 - 79 2002 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Predicting Pesticide Concentrations in River Water by Hydrologically Calibrated Basin-Scale Runoff Model
    Yoshihiko Matsui, Shinya Itoshiro, Masashige Buma, Katsutoshi Hosogoe, Akira Yuasa, Seirou Shinoda, Taku Matsushita, Takanobu Inoue
    Water Sci. & Tech. 45 (9) 141 - 148 2002 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Runoff characteristics of particulate pesticides in a river from paddy fields
    T Inoue, S Ebise, A Numabe, O Nagafuchi, Y Matsui
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 45 (9) 121 - 126 0273-1223 2002 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Runoff characteristics of particulate pesticides from paddy fields have been intensively observed in the Koise River in Japan. The 8 pesticides that are applied to paddy fields were analyzed in both particulate and dissolved forms. The concentrations and the detection frequencies of particulate pesticides were lower than those of dissolved pesticides. The particulate pesticide concentrations in the river water were evaluated based on the soil sorption coefficient, particulate organic carbon concentration, and dissolved pesticide concentrations. The particulate pesticide concentrations in the river were higher than evaluated concentrations because the paddy soil contained more pesticides than did suspended solids in the river water discharged during rain events, and because the desorption rates of pesticides were slow. In observations made during rains, the particulate pesticide concentrations increased with the increases in both the discharge rate and the concentrations of suspended solids. The particulate loading was slight compared with dissolved loading, but particulate pesticides may be influenced by enclosed areas such as a lake or estuary because under such conditions particulate matter settles vertically and the pesticide decomposition rate in sediment is slow compared with that in water.
  • Adsorption Isotherm of Nonionic Surfactants onto Activated Carbon: Alkylphenol Polyethoxylates and Alcohol Polyethoxylates
    Akira Yuasa, Fushehg Li, Yoshihiko Matsui
    Fundamentals of Adsorption 7 193 - 200 2002 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Removal of Nonionic Surfactants in Activated Carbon Bed: Parameter Estimation and Breakthrough Prediction
    Fushehg Li, Akira Yuasa, Yoshihiko Matsui
    Fundamentals of Adsorption 7 162 - 169 2002 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • T Matsushita, S Sakuma, K Nakamuro, Y Matsui
    WATER RESEARCH 35 (11) 2589 - 2594 0043-1354 2001/08 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The mutagenicity of water, including herbicide CNP, and its time-variation during anaerobic biodegradation were studied through Ames assay using strains with or without. S9 mix: TA98 TA100. YG1021. YG1024, YG1026, and YG1029. The bacteria, for the anaerobic biodegradation, was obtained from a paddy field, and preincubated for a month. The CNP was decomposed in an anaerobic culture inoculated with the bacteria, and finally yielded CNP-amino as one of the CNP metabolites. About 16% of the initial CNP was transformed into CNP-amino bq the 14th day. The mutagenicities to TA98. YG1024. and YG1029 strains with S9 mix increased with cultivating time, the latter two showed the strongest sensitivity to CNP-amino. The contribution of CNP to the mutagenicity decreased as the chemical decomposed, while the contribution of CNP-amino increased. However, the increased mutagenicity was not limited to the contribution of CNP-amino, but also to the contribution of other metabolites. The contributions of other CNP metabolites were 67% of total mutagenicity to the TA98 strain and 30% to the YG1029 strain. These unknown mutagenic metabolites were the indirect frameshift mutagens which did not have nitro- and amino-substituents, and the indirect base-pair mutagens which might possibly have some amino-substituents. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd All rights reserved.
  • 李富生, 湯浅晶, 松井佳彦
    土木学会論文集 (678) 37 - 48 0289-7806 2001 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Invasion of the Non-Indigenous Nuisance Mussel, Limnoperna fortunei, upon Water Supply Facilities in Japan
    Yasumoto Magara, Yoshihiko Matsui, Yoshinori Goto, Akira Yuasa
    Jour. Water Supply: Res. and Tech.-AQUA 50 (3) 113 - 124 2001 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Effects of Operational Modes on the Removal of a Synthetic Organic Chemical by Powdered Activated Carbon during Ultrafiltration
    Yoshihiko Matsui, Akira Yuasa, Fr?d?lic Colas
    Water Sci. & Tech.: Water Supply 1 (5〜6) 39 - 47 2001 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Akira Yuasa, Kiyotaka Ariga
    Water Res. 35 (2) 455 - 463 2001 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Fr?d?lic Colas, Akira Yuasa
    Water Res. 35 (2) 464 - 470 2001 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Attachment strength of Limnoperna fortunei on substrates, and their surface properties.
    Y Matsui, K Nagaya, A Yuasa, H Naruto, H Yamamoto, K Ohkawa, Y Magara
    BIOFOULING 17 (1) 29 - 39 0892-7014 2001 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The attachment strength of the freshwater mussel Limnoperna fortunei was studied. The force and energy required for the mussel to detach from various substrata (coatings and materials) were measured by a load test method, and the results were compared and discussed with regard to the surface properties of the substrata (surface roughness and surface free energy). The detachment force and energy were measured from 0.02 to 2.56 N, and from 0.02 to 14.3 mJ, respectively, depending on the type of coating and material used. The mussel attached strongly to polar surfaces, such as glass, and attached weakly to non-polar surfaces, such as silicone. There was a fairly good correlation between the detachment force and the detachment energy, and the detachment force and energy correlated well with the number of secreted threads. The unit detachment energy (the detachment energy divided by the number of secreted threads) was low when the mussel detached through adhesive failure of byssal pads, whereas it was high when the mussel detached through breakage of byssal threads. Byssal pads attached to a substratum with a low hydrogen bonding component of the surface free energy (SITE) were mostly detached by adhesive failure at the pad-substratum interface. The byssal pad adhered firmly to a surface with high hydrogen bonding SFE, and the mussel detached through thread breakage. The energy required to detach one byssal pad increased in proportion to hydrogen bonding SFE, and reached a level equal to the energy required for breaking a byssal thread at a hydrogen bonding SFE of more than 10 mJ m(-2). For a substratum at this level of hydrogen bonding SFE, mussel detachment occurred with 80% of the threads in a byssal bundle broken and 20% detached at the pad-substratum interface. This finding indicates that low hydrogen bonding SFE at the substratum surface was a prerequisite in decreasing the detachment energy of L. fortunei.
  • K Nagaya, Y Matsui, H Ohira, A Yuasa, H Yamamoto, K Ohkawa, Y Magara
    BIOFOULING 17 (4) 263 - 274 0892-7014 2001 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The attachment strength of the freshwater mussel Lininoperna fortunei against water flow was studied. Newton's expression successfully described the hydrodynamic drag force acting on the mussel with a drag coefficient value of 1.03. The drag-resistant force (defined as hydrodynamic drag force at mussel detachment) was smaller than the detachment force measured using a tensile load test. A fairly good correlation was obtained between the drag-resistant force and the number of secreted threads. The drag-resistant force divided by the number of threads increased with shell size, suggesting that byssal thread strength increased with mussel growth. For the mussel specimens obtained from a water transmission pipe, thread width increased with shell size. However, thread width was not dependent on current velocity. There was no correlation between the number of secreted threads and shell length, which indicated that the number of secreted threads did not change with mussel size. Therefore, the water velocity needed to detach mussels increases with shell size of the mussel when the number of secreted threads is constant. The increases in the water velocity to detach mussels with larger shells suggests that the mussel becomes more resistant to water flow as it grows. It is estimated that a flow velocity of around l m s(-1) is critical for attachment/detachment of a juvenile mussel with a shell length of a few millimeters and one hundred byssal threads.
  • 水のpHが凝集後に残留するフミン質の活性炭吸着に特性に及ぼす影響
    李富生, 海老江邦雄, 東義洋, 湯浅晶, 萩下隆, 松井佳彦
    水道協会雑誌 69 (11) 9 - 19 2000 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Studies on fouling by the freshwater mussel Limnoperna fortunei and the antifouling effects of low energy surfaces
    K Ohkawa, A Nishida, R Honma, Y Matsui, K Nagaya, A Yuasa, H Yamamoto
    BIOFOULING 13 (4) 337 - 350 0892-7014 1999 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Attachment of the freshwater mussel, Limnoperna fortunei, was tested using non-treated surfaces, viz. glass, nylon, rubber, silicone and Teflon, together with glass surfaces modified with nine kinds of silane coupling agents. Among the surfaces tested, the mussel avoided attaching to Teflon, silicone, and glass modified with 3-bromopropyltrimethoxysilane or 3,3,3-(trifluoropropyl)-trimethoxysilane. With respect to the relationship between the percentage attachment and the surface free energy (sfe) of the substrates, it was found that attachment was considerably reduced on the substrates which exhibited relatively low sfe, as above. The mean number of secreted byssuses per attaching mussel also decreased with decreasing substrate sfe. Furthermore, when the sfe was divided into the dispersion and polar components, the percentage mussel attachment was related to the polar component. These results suggest that effective antifouling towards L. fortunei is achieved on substrates with a low sfe polar component.
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Akira Yuasa, Fushehg Li
    Water Sci. & Tech. 40 (9) 223 - 230 0273-1223 1999 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Kousaku Ohkawa, Ayako Nishida, Kengo Ichikawa, Yoshihiko Matsui, Keiji Nagaya, Akira Yuasa, Hiroyuki Yamamoto
    Limnoperna fortunei. Biofouling 14 (3) 181 - 188 1999 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Ken-ichi Fukushi, Norihito Tambo
    Jour. Water Serv. Res. & Tech.-Aqua 47 (1) 9 - 20 0003-7214 1998 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Ken-ichi Fukushi, Yoshihiko Matsui, Norihito Tambo
    Jour. Water Serv. Res. & Tech.-Aqua 47 (2) 76 - 86 0003-7214 1998 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Detlef R.U. Knappe, Yoshihiko Matsui, Vernon L. Snoeyink, Pascal Roche, Maria Jos, Prados, Marie-Marguerite Bourbigot
    Envir. Sci. & Tech. 32 (11) 1694 - 1698 0013-936X 1998 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Dynamic Analysis of Coagulation of Suspended Particles with Alum and PACl
    Yoshihiko Matsui, Akira Yuasa, Yuji Furuya, Tasuku Kamei
    Jour. Amer. Water Works Assoc. 90 (10) 96 - 106 1998 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Yoshihiko Matsui, Akira Yuasa, Fushehg Li
    Jour. Envir. Engrg.-ASCE 124 (11) 1099 - 1107 0733-9372 1998 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Evaluation of the Composition of the Aqueous Background Organics by the IAST-Freundlich Model and the Molecular Weight Distribution
    Akira Yuasa, Fushehg Li, Yoshihiko Matsui
    Fundamentals of Adsorption 6 407 - 412 1998 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Describing the Breakthrough Curves of the Total Organic Mixture and its Molecular Weight Fractions by PFPSDML and IAST-Freundlich Model
    Fushehg Li, Akira Yuasa, Yoshihiko Matsui
    Fundamentals of Adsorption 6 1041 - 1046 1998 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • N Tambo, Y Matsui, K Kurotani, M Kubota, H Akiyama, T Ohto, Y Zaitsu, H Itoh
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 36 (4) 135 - 142 0273-1223 1997 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    A coagulation process for water purification plants mainly uses feedforward control based on raw water quality and empirical data and requires operator's help. We developed a new flee sensor for measuring flee size in a flush mixer to be used for flee control. A control system using model predictive control was developed on the floc size data. A series of experiments was performed to confirm controllability of settled water quality by controlling flush mixer floc size. An automatic control with feedback from the coagulation process was evaluated as practical and reliable. Finally this new control method was applied for actual plant and evaluated as practical. (C) 1997 IAWQ. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
  • Akira Yuasa, Fushehg Li, Yoshihiko Matsui, Kunio Ebie
    Water Sci. & Tech.. 36 (12) 231 - 238 0273-1223 1997 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Adsorption Equilibria of Multicomponent Organic Mixtures of Unknown Composition
    Akira Yuasa, Fushehg Li, Yoshihiko Matsui, Kunio Ebie
    33 123 - 132 1996 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Simulation of deep filter performance for optimum design
    Y Matsui, N Tambo
    JOURNAL OF WATER SUPPLY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-AQUA 44 (6) 245 - 257 0003-7214 1995/12 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper describes the calibration and the verification of the previously proposed filtration model (UF model) with several sets of experimental data obtained with various operating conditions using alum flocs. The model was improved by including a simplified interpore flocculation equation that deals with the growth of flocs flowing through filter pore channels, in order to compensate for differences between calculated and experimental results in a deeper bed. The improved filtration model (UF-PF model) successfully describes a breakthrough curve and a head loss buildup of the filtration process, The variations of removal efficiency and head loss during the filtration process, for various sand grain sizes, filtration velocities, and depths of filter bed, can be predicted by means of numerical simulations of the proposed filtration equations with the parameters relating to flee properties, The optimum operational design which provides a maximum filtrate production during a filter run and its search algorithms, is also discussed for uniform and dual layer fillers by using numerical simulations of the UF-PF model. The design variables considered are grain sizes, filter layer depths and flow rates,
  • 凝集処理を併用した外圧式セラミック膜処理特性
    亀井翼, 松井佳彦, 中埜渡丈嘉, 丹保憲仁, 湯浅晶
    水道協会雑誌 64 (8) 26 - 33 1995 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 外式セラミック膜による色度成分の除去特性
    亀井翼, 松井佳彦, 中埜渡丈嘉, 丹保憲仁, 竹田浩之
    水道協会雑誌 64 (7) 34 - 40 1995 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • A KINETIC-MODEL FOR DISSOLVED AIR FLOTATION IN WATER AND WASTE-WATER TREATMENT
    K FUKUSHI, N TAMBO, Y MATSUI
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 31 (3-4) 37 - 47 0273-1223 1995 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    A kinetic model for DAF is presented. The author's kinetic model consists of the equations for describing a process of bubble-flee collision and attachment in a mixing zone, and a rise velocity of bubble-flee agglomerates in a flotation tank. The attachment process is formulated on a population balance model with bubbles and flocs as a flocculation in a turbulent flow. The rise velocity of bubble-flee agglomerates is formulated with size of flocs and composition of flocs including the flee density function and attached bubble number. The experimental verification was carried out, using a batch flotation tester and a mini-plant with synthetic clay suspension and colored water. The results successfully verify the validity of the model. From a given condition such as flee size and attached bubble number, the rate and extent of removal by DAF can be readily assessed by the model. A single-collector collision model, often discussed in some occasions, seems to be not useful to describe the DAF process.
  • Mathematical Description of Deep Filter Performance
    Yoshihiko Matsui, Norihito Tambo
    Jour. Water Supply Res. & Tech.-Aqua 44 (5) 166 - 179 1995 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • GAC ADSORPTION OF INTERMITTENTLY LOADED PESTICIDES
    Y MATSUI, T KAMEI, E KAWASE, VL SNOEYINK, N TAMBO
    JOURNAL AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION 86 (9) 91 - 102 0003-150X 1994/09 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    The removal efficiency of intermittently applied pesticides by a granular activated carbon bed preloaded with background organic matter (BOM) was examined using the rapid small-scale column test. Preloading with BOM decreased the removal efficiency of the pesticides. The removal efficiency was a function of the amount of BOM adsorbed, but was unrelated to the influent concentration of the pesticide. A modeling approach employing the ideal adsorbed solution theory and a linear driving-force expression for intraparticle surface diffusion adequately simulated these phenomena.
  • 有機農薬のフミン質共存系における固定層活性炭吸着特性
    松井佳彦, 亀井翼, 川瀬悦郎, 古屋勇治, 丹保憲仁
    水道協会雑誌 63 (3) 30 - 38 1994 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 固定層活性炭吸着処理において間欠的に流入する農薬の除去特性
    松井佳彦, 亀井翼, 川瀬悦郎, 丹保憲仁
    水道協会雑誌 63 (2) 85 - 93 1994 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • PDAと微粒子カウンタを用いた最適急速撹拌条件に関する研究
    松井佳彦, 小川和延, 丹保憲仁
    水道協会雑誌 63 (4) 42 - 50 1994 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Determining the Remaining Life of a Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) Filter for Pesticides
    Detlef R.U. Knappe, Vernon L. Snoeyink, Yoshihiko Matsui, Maria Jos, Prados, Marie-Marguerite Bourbigot
    Water Supply 14 1 - 14 1994 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Adsorption Capacity of Organic Pesticides on Activated Carbon Bed Adsorber
    Yoshihiko Matsui, Tasuku Kamei, Akira Yuasa, Norihito Tambo
    Water Supply 14 31 - 41 1994 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • ペレット流動層による高濁水の高速固液分離
    丹保憲仁, 王暁昌, 松井佳彦
    水道協会雑誌 62 (2) 34 - 48 1993 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • フミン質共存下における微量有害成分の活性炭吸着特性
    松井佳彦, 亀井翼, 丹保憲仁, 重田猛
    水道協会雑誌 62 (1) 2 - 12 1993 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 松井佳彦, 亀井翼, 丹保憲仁, 谷口和彦
    水環境学会誌 16 (7) 497 - 506 0916-8958 1993 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Kinetic Study of Fluidized Pellet Bed Process I.-Characteristics of Particle Motions
    Xiaochang C. Wang, Norihito Tambo, Yoshihiko Matsui
    Jour. Water Supply Res. & Tech.-Aqua 42 (3) 146 - 154 1993 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • DUAL-WAVELENGTH PHOTOMETRIC DISPERSION ANALYSIS OF COAGULATION AND FLOCCULATION
    Y MATSUI, N TAMBO, T OHTO, Y ZAITSU
    WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 27 (11) 153 - 165 0273-1223 1993 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    A technique to evaluate the coagulation/flocculation process on fluctuating light intensity transmitted through a flowing suspension has been developed recently for online monitoring in a flocculation system. In this paper, the authors tried to expand this technique to perform direct evaluation of floc size, settling velocity, and residual color after aluminum coagulation from the fluctuating light absorption using dual wavelengths. A theoretical study was carried out to establish the data handling algorithms for the evaluation of the above mentioned values from the fluctuating light absorbance. Two specific wavelengths were selected at near infrared and ultraviolet regions in order to characterize suspended matters and soluble colored organics. The usefulness of the proposed theory was verified in a series of batch coagulation tests with a newly developed dual wavelength photometric dispersion analyzer (DPDA). With an improved high precision photometer and data processing circuits, the extent of color colloid removal can be estimated at the beginning stage of coagulation/flocculation. The algorithms for the evaluation of floc size were calibrated and verified in flocculation experiments with micro photography. Flocculation and sedimentation experiments showed that settling velocity was successfully estimated by the proposed algorithms.
  • Advances in Photometric Dispersion Analyzer with Dual Wavelength
    Tokio Ohto, Yasushi Zaitsu, Yoshihiko Matsui, Norihito Tambo
    Water Sci. & Tech. 27 (11) 257 - 260 1993 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 松井佳彦, 亀井翼, 丹保憲仁, 谷口和彦
    水環境学会誌 16 (7) 497 - 506 0916-8958 1993 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 急速撹拌時のPDA出力に基づく成長フロックの沈降速度の評価
    松井佳彦, 丹保憲仁
    水道協会雑誌 61 (1) 20 - 25 1992 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 急速過過程の破過と圧力損失の変化過程の数値シミュレーション
    松井佳彦, 丹保憲仁
    水道協会雑誌 61 (7) 14 - 26 1992 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 急速過過程の数値シミュレーションのための諸係数の算定
    松井佳彦, 丹保憲仁
    水道協会雑誌 61 (3) 2 - 12 1992 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 急速過プロセスの数式モデル
    松井佳彦, 丹保憲仁
    水道協会雑誌 61 (2) 17 - 27 1992 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 急速過の設計・操作条件に関する研究
    松井佳彦, 丹保憲仁
    水道協会雑誌 61 (8) 2 - 12 1992 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • マイクロカラム法による固定層吸着過程の迅速評価
    松井佳彦, 亀井翼, 丹保憲仁, 川瀬悦郎, 谷口和彦
    水道協会雑誌 61 (4) 13 - 22 1992 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 2波長の吸光度変動を用いた凝集・フロック形成の計測
    松井佳彦, 丹保憲仁, 小川和延, 大戸時喜雄, 財津靖史
    水道協会雑誌 61 (9) 1 - 9 1992 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 松井佳彦, 丹保憲仁, 阿部和之, 大戸時喜雄, 財津靖史
    水質汚濁研究 14 (8) 539 - 546 1991 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 2波長の吸光度変動を用いた有機着色成分の凝集沈澱除去の計測
    松井佳彦, 丹保憲仁, 阿部和之, 大戸時喜雄, 財津靖史
    水道協会雑誌 679 2 - 9 1991 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • ONLINE FLOC SIZE EVALUATION BY PHOTOMETRIC DISPERSION ANALYZER
    Y MATSUI, N TAMBO
    WATER SUPPLY, VOL 9, NO 1 8 71 - 78 1991 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 凝集制御のためのフロック径のオンライン計測(?)−係数の評価と実験的検討−
    松井佳彦, 丹保憲仁
    水道協会雑誌 666 2 - 1 1990 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 凝集制御のためのフロック径のオンライン計測(?)−解析法の理論的考察−
    松井佳彦, 丹保憲仁
    水道協会雑誌 664 12 - 19 1990 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Performance of Fluidized Pellet Bed Separator for High-Concentration Suspension Removal
    Tambo N, Matsui Y
    Jour. Water Supply Res. & Tech.-Aqua 38 (1) 16 - 22 1989 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • ペレット流動層による硬水軟化の動力学的研究−準安定領域処理によるカルシウムの除去−
    丹保憲仁, 松井佳彦, 牧谷邦昭, 杉本隆仁
    水道協会雑誌 646 10 - 20 1988 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 塩素マンガン砂法によるマンガン除去の動力学(?)−除去過程の速度論的解析−
    松井佳彦, 丹保憲仁, 佐藤昌之, 杉沢滋
    水道協会雑誌 622 31 - 43 1986 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 塩素マンガン砂法によるマンガン除去の動力学(?)−マンガン砂の基礎的性質−
    松井佳彦, 丹保憲仁, 築地原康志, 藤村功
    水道協会雑誌 621 15 - 22 1986 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 加圧浮上法の微気泡付着過程の解析−溶解空気浮上法の基礎的研究(5)
    丹保憲仁, 福士憲一, 松井佳彦
    水道協会雑誌 610 2 - 11 1985 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 高容量濾過池の研究(?)−ラシヒリング床の除去機構の解析−
    丹保憲仁, 松井佳彦, 岡本裕三
    水道協会雑誌 598 16 - 23 1984 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Performance of High Capacity Depth Filter
    Norihiko Tambo, Yoshihiko Matsui
    Jour. of Water Supply Res. & Tech.-Aqua 33 (2) 96 - 101 1984 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • High Capacity Depth Filter
    Norihito Tambo, Mitsuna Kobayashi, Yoshihiko Matsui
    118 119 - 128 1984 [Not refereed][Not invited]

Awards & Honors

  • 2017/04 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology–Japan Prizes for Science and Technology (in Development Category), the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology–Japan
     
    受賞者: MATSUI Yoshihiko
  • 2014/06 日本水環境学会 日本水環境学会学術賞
     
    受賞者: 松井佳彦
  • 2014/03 北海道大学 北海道大学研究総長賞
     
    受賞者: 松井佳彦
  • 2004/06 日本水環境学会 日本水環境学会論文賞
     
    受賞者: 松井佳彦

Research Grants & Projects

  • 文部科学省:科学研究費補助金(基盤研究(S))
    Date (from‐to) : 2012 -2012 
    Author : 松井 佳彦
  • 文部科学省:科学研究費補助金(基盤研究(A))
    Date (from‐to) : 2009 -2012 
    Author : 松井 佳彦, 大野 浩一, 松下 拓
     
    セラミック膜ろ過の前処理として,市販の粉末活性炭より遥かに粒径の小さい微粉炭を用いた場合の極性物質の吸着容量の著しい増加,吸着剤内部細孔容積の増加,フロック形成の促進効果,膜ファウリング抑止機構などの吸着剤の超微粒度化効果のメカニズムの解明を目的に研究を行っている.本年度は,自然由来有機物(NOM)のモデル物質としてポリスチレンスルホン酸(PSS)を用い,吸着材内部の吸着量分布の直接観察をさらに進めた.その結果,PSSは活性炭内部に吸着せず,活性炭粒子表面付近に蓄積していることを定量的に確認した.さらに,このことをShell Adsorption Modelとして定量的に表現し,活性炭の微粉化に伴う吸着量増加を定量的に説明した.また,臭気物質2-メチルイソボルネオールとジェオスミンについても,微粉化に伴ってそれほど大きくはないが2倍程度の吸着量増加が実測され,細孔分布などを計測しこの理由についてさらに検討を進めている.さらに,自然水中では,共存するNOMの吸着のため,臭気物質の吸着除去性が低下することが知られているが,微粉炭はNOMを多く吸着するにも関わらず,臭気物質の吸着除去性は大きく低下しないことが分かってきた.また,活性炭粒度を臭気物質の除去率の定量関係を求めることができように,吸着平衡・速度実験と行い,モデル化の検討を行っている.ウイルスの活性炭吸着性には表面の荷電と...
  • 文部科学省:科学研究費補助金(挑戦的萌芽研究)
    Date (from‐to) : 2011 -2011 
    Author : 松井 佳彦
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
    Date (from‐to) : 2007 -2008 
    Author : Yoshihiko MATSUI, Taku MATSUSHITA, Koichi OHNO
     
    市販の粉末活性炭(Powdered activated carbon, PAC)を微粉砕し粒径が1μm以下のサブミクロン粒度の微粉炭(Suoper-powdered activated carbon, S-PAC)を製造し, 臭気物質ジェオスミンや2-メチルイソボルネオール(2-MIB), 自然由来有機物質(NOM)の吸着性, セラミック膜ろ過の吸着前処理として用いた際のそれらの除去性, および微粉炭添加が膜ろ過のろ過性に及ぼす影響について検討した. その結果, サブミクロン粒度まで微小化した微粉炭は, 少添加量, 短時間で吸着が進行し, 市販粉末活性炭に比べて, NOM やジェオスミン, 2-MIB の除去性が格段に優れていることが分かった. さらにNOM の吸着除去性の向上には, 吸着容量の増加によるものであることを見出した. 特に, NOM の中でもSUVA 値が高いフミン質的なNOM において吸着量の増加が顕著に見られた. 活性炭の微粉砕の前後で活性炭内部の細孔分布・容量に変化が見られず, 吸着容量の増加は, 高分子モデル物質ポリスチレンスルホン酸(PSS)では見られ, より分子量の大きいポリエチレングリコール(PEG)では見られないことから, 吸着容量増加は吸着質の化学的な性質が関与していると推定された. ジェオスミンを対象に微粉炭に対する吸着速度をhomogene...
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
    Date (from‐to) : 2005 -2006 
    Author : Yoshihiko MATSUI, 松下 拓
     
    Normal manufacturer-supplied powdered activated carbon (PAC) was pulverized to reduce the PAC particle size to less than 1 μm; we call the pulverized PAC super-powdered activated carbon (S-PAC). Advantages of S-PAC over normal PAC, mainly in terms of adsorptive removal of natural organic matter (NOM) and geosmin (musty-earthy taste and odor compund), were studied. Batch adsorption kinetic tests and tubular flow reactor tests revealed that S-PAC rapidly adsorbed NOM from water samples. NOM concentration rapidly decreased after S-PAC addition and reached a plateau of practically attainable re...
  • 文部科学省:科学研究費補助金(萌芽研究)
    Date (from‐to) : 2004 -2005 
    Author : 松井 佳彦, 井上 隆信, 松下 拓
     
    本年度は,セラミックMF膜を用いた凝集MF膜処理について,異なる条件下におけるウイルス除去の比較・検討を行った.また,ウイルス除去のメカニズムについて調べるために,凝集MF膜処理におけるウイルスの物質収支をとることを試みた.PAC添加濃度,凝集時間,膜孔径,流束がウイルス除去に与える影響について検討した結果,凝集MF膜処理においてはPAC添加濃度の影響が最も大きかった.また,1.08mg/L as Al以上のPAC添加濃度では,どの条件下においても5log以上の高い除去率が得られた.原水間の比較では,濁度成分の高い原水の除去率は他の原水と比べて1log程度低くなった.また,ウイルス間においては,QβとMS2で除去率に差が見られた.さらに,全ての実験結果で,処理時間が経過するにつれて除去率が向上するという傾向が見られた.凝集MF膜処理におけるウイルスの物質収支については,逆圧洗浄を行うことによりMF膜エレメント内に保持されていると考えられるウイルス量の13%を回収することができた.また,未回収の87%については,ファウリング物質として膜の表面でなく膜孔内部に不可逆的に捕捉されている可能性,ならびに処理水中に流出されている可能性の二つが考えられた.
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
    Date (from‐to) : 2002 -2004 
    Author : Yoshihiko MATSUI, 松下 拓, 井上 隆信
     
    Inorganic aluminum salts, such as aluminum sulfate, are coagulants that cause small particles, such as bacteria and viruses as well as inorganic particles, to destabilize and combine into larger aggregates. In this investigation, batch coagulation treatments of water samples spiked with Qβ, MS2, T4, and P1 viruses were conducted with 4 different aluminum coagulants. The total infectious virus concentration in the suspension of floc particles that eventually formed by dosing with coagulant was measured after the floc particles were dissolved by raising the pH with an alkaline beef extract so...
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
    Date (from‐to) : 2002 -2004 
    Author : Takanobu INOUE, 松下 拓, 松井 佳彦
     
    The sequence extraction method and algal growth potential examinations were applied to suspended solids in river water and watershed soil of the Nagara River watershed and the Asutani River watershed. Particulate Phosphorus were separated and defined as 9 forms by the sequence extraction method. Only particulate phosphorus in suspended solids from the river water or the soil of the watersheds used in the algal growth potential examinations.The results of this study are the following :1)During storm events, the inorganic phosphorus compounds soluble in bases, organic phosphorus, and redox-se...
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
    Date (from‐to) : 2001 -2003 
    Author : Akira YUASA, 佐藤 三生男, 李 富生, 井上 隆信, 松井 佳彦, 松下 拓, 佐藤 三生男
     
    This study describes several application potentials with a recently developed model for predicting the synthetic organic chemical (SOC) removal by powdered activated carbon (SAC) adsorption during ultrafiltration (UF) and discusses the removal mechanism. The model was successfully applied, without any modification, to dead-end mode operation as well as to cross-flow mode operation, validating the assumption of the internal diffusion control mechanism and the continuously-stirred-tank-reactor (CSTR) concept. Even when OF was operated in a cross-flow mode, PAC added was re-circulating in susp...
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
    Date (from‐to) : 2001 -2003 
    Author : Akira YUASA, 井上 隆信, 篠田 成郎, 松井 佳彦, 松下 拓, 李 富生
     
    A model analysis of chemicals runoff in watershed was constructed, based on the combination of chemicals transfer model and water transfer model. Watershed area was divided into grids of 1km x 1km and each grid was further divided vertically and horizontally to 13 compartments. The Chikugo River basin was analyzed in which agrochemical compounds were monitored frequently (five times per week). Runoff of agrochemicals used in paddy field was predicted.Data of land utilization were collected from digital map and information published by the National Geographical Survey Institute. Weather info...
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
    Date (from‐to) : 2000 -2002 
    Author : Yoshihiko MATSUI, 久保 俊裕, 湯浅 晶, 山本 浩之, 松下 拓, 井上 隆信
     
    The attachment strength of the freshwater mussel Limnoperna fortunei against water flow was studied. Newton's expression successfully described the hydrodynamic drag force acting on the mussel with a drag coefficient value of 1.03. The drag-resistant force (defined as hydrodynamic drag force at mussel detachment) was smaller than the detachment force measured using a tensile load test. A fairly good correlation was obtained between the drag-resistant force and the number of secreted threads. The drag-resistant force divided by the number of threads increased with shell size, suggesting that...
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
    Date (from‐to) : 1997 -1999 
    Author : Akira YUASA, 篠田 成郎, 松井 佳彦
     
    A mathematical model was developed to describe the agrochemicals runoff used in paddy fields into rivers and applied to the Oirase River Basin (main river length 70km, total basin area 844kmィイD12ィエD1, Aomori Prefecture). The data of concentration measurement of agrochemicals was collected for the year 1995 and 1996.The whole area of the river basin was divided into square meshes (5km x 5km) and the land coverage of each mesh was categorized as mountain and forest, paddy field, dry farm field, and town. The spraying schedule and the dosage of agrochemicals was estimated for 1995 and 1996 bas...
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(一般研究(C), 基盤研究(C))
    Date (from‐to) : 1995 -1996 
    Author : Yoshihiko MATSUI, 湯浅 晶
     
    Due to the strict drinking water standards for hologenated natural organic compounds and synthetic organic compounds, granular activated carbon (GAC) filters are being employed as a barrier to abate such pollution. Removal of pesticides as well as other synthetic organic chemicals (SOCs) is one of the important treatment objectives of GAC adsorbers. In practice, however, the design and operation of GAC remain complicated because of the coexistence of background organic matter (BOM) and SOCs. The objective of this study is to predict GAC performance and to determine remaining life of GAC fil...
  • 文部科学省:科学研究費補助金(重点領域研究)
    Date (from‐to) : 1995 -1995 
    Author : 湯浅 晶, 松井 佳彦
     
    水不足地域における水道水安定供給のための対応策として海水淡水化浄水処理施設(逆浸透法を主プロセスとし,海水から飲料水を生産する施設)を導入する場合を想定して,その建設と運転・維持管理に要するコストを算定するとともに,地球温暖化などの要因となるエネルギー消費量および二酸化炭素排出量を算定した.水不足は夏の1ヶ月の期間であり,不足量は1万m^3/日であると想定した.新たに建設する海水淡水化施設は1年の内の1ヶ月間は稼働率90%で運転して不足分の飲料水を生産し,残りの11ヶ月間は施設保持のために稼働率20%で運転すると想定した.一方の対策として,ダム(貯留量1ヶ月分30万m^3)と従来型浄水場(通常浄水施設+高度浄水処理施設)を建設する場合を想定し,比較評価の対照とした.海水淡水化施設の建設費は81.5億円であり,ダム・従来型浄水場の1.9倍となる.また,海水淡水化施設の運転・維持管理費は1.72億円/年であり,ダム・従来型浄水場の3.6倍となる.海水淡水化施設の建設に係わるエネルギー消費量と二酸化炭素排出量はそれぞれ715TJと13.3Mkgであり,いずれもダム・従来型浄水場の約2倍となる.また,運転・維持管理に係わるエネルギー消費量と二酸化炭素排出量はそれぞれ42.5TJ/年と0.60Mkg/年であり,いずれもダム・従来型浄水場の約20倍と非常に大きく,地球温暖化などの環境への...
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(一般研究(C))
    Date (from‐to) : 1994 -1995 
    Author : 亀井 翼, 藤田 睦博, Mutsuhiro FUJITA, 湯浅 晶, 藤田 睦博, 松井 佳彦
     
    It is very important to analyze the behavior water flow in a basin in order to predict the pesticide concentration in a soil. Consequently, this research consists of two parts. The first one is how to apply the well known unsaturated flow equations to analyze the water movement in a real catchment. The second is an analysis of a diffusion and transport process of pesticide in a soil. The first part is studied by M.Fujita and the last one by Y.Matsui.It is belived that the unsaturated flow theory best describes physical runoff phenomena in a soil. However, there are some difficulties to appl...
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(一般研究(C))
    Date (from‐to) : 1991 -1992 
    Author : Tasuku KAMEI, 松井 佳彦, 丹保 憲仁
     
    Laboratory batch and soil column experiments have been conducted to elucidate the adsorption behavior of agrochemicals of low to high hydrophilicity. The results of this study can be summarized as follows. (1)Because none of the conventional techniques such as Gas Chromatography were suitable for the measurement of small amount of water samle less than 1ml obtainable by soil column experiments, complementary reverse-phase and molecular sieving HPLC technique were investigated to mesure agro-chemicals in ppb level without doing any extraction and concentration. (2)The adsorption capacity of ...
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(試験研究(B))
    Date (from‐to) : 1990 -1992 
    Author : Norihito TAMBO, 大戸 時喜雄, 財津 靖史, 中埜渡 丈嘉, 松井 佳彦, 亀井 翼, 伊藤 晴夫
     
    A dual wave length photometric dispersion analyzer has been proposed as a sensor for the automatic control of coagulation and flocculation processes. The results obtained are summarized as follows,1)Generation of microflocs can be measured from the beginning in progress of their growth with the dual wave length (Infrared and Ultraviolet regions') photometric dispersion analyzer designed and manufactured by the researcher.2)Coagulability of colored substances are detected on line measurement with coexistence of turbidity on the algorithm of the dual wave length measurement.3)Automatic contro...
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology:Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(一般研究(B))
    Date (from‐to) : 1988 -1990 
    Author : Norihito TAMBO, 松井 佳彦, 清水 達雄, 亀井 翼
     
    The results obtained can be summarized as follows.(1) Clay suspension (turbidity) removal : A Proper usage of chemicals in combination of cationic metal coagulant (Aluminium) with weakly anionic or nonionic polymer flocculant was studied. An optimal ALT-ratio is determined at the level of Z.P = - 213EA\ : 0mV.The corresponding PT-ratio is determined on the ratio of PT/ALT = 0.5.(2) Clay suspension and color colloid removal : At the ratio of (color unit)/(Turbidity) = 1.0 or less a good pellet flocculation in the fluidized bed separator is obtainable. To carry out a good fluidized bed operat...

Educational Activities

Teaching Experience

  • 卒業論文
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 工学部
  • Advanced Exercise in Environmental Engineering
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 工学院
  • Advanced Exercise in Environmental Engineering
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 工学院
    キーワード : 衛生工学,環境工学、ゼミナール、研究発表,論文作成
  • Water Quality Risk and Control
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 工学院
    キーワード : 吸着処理, 汚泥処理
  • Water Quality Risk and Control
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 工学院
    キーワード : 吸着処理, 汚泥処理
  • Advanced Study in Environmental Engineering
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 博士後期課程
    開講学部 : 工学院
  • Advanced Research on Environmental Engineering
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 博士後期課程
    開講学部 : 工学院
    キーワード : 衛生工学,環境工学、ゼミナール、研究発表,論文作成
  • Water Quality Risk and Control
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 博士後期課程
    開講学部 : 工学院
    キーワード : Adsorption, waste sludge treatment
  • Water Quality Risk and Control
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 博士後期課程
    開講学部 : 工学院
    キーワード : 吸着処理, 汚泥処理
  • Environmental Engineering
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 工学部
    キーワード : 都市環境、水質汚濁、上下水道、水質保全、大気保全、廃棄物、エネルギー、騒音・振動
  • Internship Ⅰ
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 工学部
    キーワード : 海外研修,Short Visit (SV),国内研修
  • Internship Ⅱ
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 工学部
    キーワード : 海外研修,Short Visit (SV),国内研修
  • Exercise in Technical English
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 工学部
    キーワード : 環境工学、ゼミナール、演習
  • Seminar on Environmental Engineering
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 工学部
    キーワード : 環境工学、ゼミナール、演習
  • Human health risk assessment for environmental engineering
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 工学部
    キーワード : 健康リスク,有害性の同定,曝露,用量―反応関係,リスクの評価
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 工学部
    キーワード : 工業反応速度論,物質収支,流体混合モデル
  • Exercise in Chemical Reaction Engineering
    開講年度 : 2018
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 工学部
    キーワード : 工業反応速度論,物質収支,流体混合モデル

Campus Position History

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    2017年3月31日 
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Position History

  • 2015年4月1日 
    2017年3月31日 
    研究戦略室室員


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