The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund
Introduction to Grant Projects
Osamu Nishimura, Deputy Executive Director, E-Tec.
Timely living environment recovery based on a next-generation waste-water treatment system (water saving equipment + high-concentration compatible septic tank.
- Project Description
Water supply and wastewater treatment facilities suffered catastrophic damage in the earthquake, and it is considered that it will take a significant amount of time for water related facilities to be fully restored. It is also expected that as a result of the earthquake, water and power usage restrictions will be prolonged. In order to restore the waste water treatment infrastructure that is one of the most important social infrastructures as rapidly as possible, and by building a next-generation waste water treatment infrastructure that also achieves water savings, power savings and reduced water environment burdens more than previously, aims to create a sustainable low carbon society in the future.
- Preservation of biodiversity and ecosystem
- Grant year
- FY2011 Research Grants
- Grant term
- 2 years and 3 months
July 2011 - September 2013
- Grant amount
- 12,374,600 yen
- Activity region
- Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture and Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Overview of the Organization
- Osamu Nishimura, Deputy Executive Director
- Specialist field
Environmental ecological engineering
Affiliated academic societies
Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Japan Society on Water Environment, Japan Society of Water Treatment Biology, Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management, Japan Water Works Association, Japan Sewage Works Association, International Water Association, US Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography,.
March 1983, Graduated from Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University. March 1985, Completed Masters Section of Civil Engineering Doctorate Program, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University. March 1988, Completed academic requirements for the Doctoral Program in the Civil Engineering Doctorate Program, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University. April 1988: Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University. April 1994, Researcher, Center for Regional Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies. January 1995, Senior researcher, Center for Regional Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies.
April 1995, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Long Term Expert (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Korea).; April 1996, Senior researcher, Water and Soil Environment Division, National Institute for Environmental Studies. November 1997, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University. August 2001, Professor, Civil Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University. January 2005, Deputy Chief Director, E-Tec. April 2008, Visiting Professor, Innovative Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Tohoku University Graduate School of Agriculture.
- Co- Researchers
- Hiroshi Yamasaki, Manager, Research Center for Public Health, Ibaraki Pharmaceutical Association. Yoshitaka Ebie, Senior Researcher, Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies. Nobuo Chiba, Staff member, Technical Division, School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University. Ippei Sakurai, Director, NPO E-Tec
- April 1995~March 1996, Engaged in Japanese septic tank, technology conveyance and transfer, and improvement research suitable to Korean national conditions
- (1) Nitrogen removal characteristics of small-scale domestic water treatment tank using intermittent aeration, Septic Tank Research, 11 (1999), 23-33. Yong-Hing Lee, Kazuhiro Yamada, Jae-hyeon Kim, Osamu Nishimura, Ryuichi Sudo
- (2) Seasonal Variation of Estrogen at the Piggery Wastewater Treatment Facility and Reduction Treatment Conditions, Japan Society on Water Environment Journal (3), 155-161, 2008. Yuto Jin, Kazunori Nakano, Masato Oohori, Nobuo Chiba, Munehiro Nomura, Osamu Nishimura
- (3) N2OGeneration Characteristics in Sequencing Batch Reactor method in Waste Water Treatment at Piggeries, Journal of the Japan Water and Treatment Biology Association, Vol.45, No.1, pp.13-22, 2009. Osamu Nishimura, Shuhei Masuda, Koji Ginoi, Shigeki Harada, Motoyuki Mizuchi, and Yuhei Inamori
- (4) Control methods for Anaerobic Oxic Sequencing Batch Reactor methods using N2Oas an index, Japan Society on Water Environment Journal, Vol.32 No.3, pp.147-152, 2009, Shuhei Masuda, Munehiro Nomura, Nobuo Chiba, Kazunori Nakano, Osamu Nishimura, Motoyuki Mizuochi and Shuhei Inamori.
- (5) Song, H.-L., Nakano, K., Taniguchi, T., Nomura, M., Nishimura, O., Estrogen removal from treated municipal effluent in small-scale constructed wetland with different depth, Bioresource Technology 100 (12), 2945-2951, 2009.
- (6) Generation Characteristics of CH4 · N2O in winter in sewage treatment plants using Anaerobic Oxic Sequencing Batch Reactor Methods, Journal of Water and Waste, Vol.52, No.11, 903-911, 2010. Shuhei Masuda, Takafumi Kyono, Li Yu-You, and Osamu Nishimura
- (7) X.-N., Song, H.-L., Li, W., Lu, X.-W., Nishimura, O. , An integrated ecological floating-bed employing plant, freshwater clam and biofilm carrier for purification of eutrophic water, Ecological Engineering, 36 (4), 382-390, 2010
- (8) Statistical Analysis of Septic Tank Treatment Water Quality and Understanding the current Status from Field Studies, JOHKASOU, No.416, pp.28-33, 2010, Naoki Takahashi, Shunsuke Hamanaka, Osamu Nishimura
- (9) Jeon, K., Nakano, K., Nishimura, O., Development and application of a simulation model for the thermophilic oxic process for treating swine waste, Water Research, 45 (1), 348-356, 2011.