Environmentally-friendly Industries for Sustainable Development


Shigeo FUJII, Professor
Shuhei TANAKA, Associate Professor
Hidenori HARADA, Assistant Professor

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Japan has overcome severe environmental pollutions in 1960’s and 70’s, and became one of the most environmentally- advanced countries in the world. During this process, we accumulated vast amounts of knowledge, tools, and experiences for practically solving environmental problems such as environmental technologies, legal systems, and environmental policies. On the other hand, most developing countries in the Asia region are still suffering from serious environmental problems, and our experience has not been fully utilized. This is mainly due to the lack of international education systems for transferring environmental technologies and practical training for solving real environmental problems. Industries should be environmentally friendly in order to create sustainable development of global civilization. Environmentally friendly industries should promote resources recycling, energy saving, and avoid the use of hazardous substances. In this laboratory, through various research projects, we will foster environmental leaders who have the ability to solve environmental problems in the world. Preservation and management of water environment, promotion of resources recycling, and development of energy saving industries are studied by using many kinds of tools, such as water quality analysis, micro-pollutant analysis, water and micro-pollutant treatment technologies, land use data analysis from satellite images.