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Takayuki Shimaoka Last modified date:2020.06.02

Professor / Water and Material Cycles System / Faculty of Engineering

1. Takayuki Shimaoka, Takahiro KUBA, Hirofumi Nakayama, Nobuhiro Horii, Basic Studies in Environmental Knowledge, Technology, Evaluation, and Strategy Introduction to East Asia Environmental Studies, シュプリンガー・ジャパン, 2016.03.
2. Takayuki Shimaoka, Takahiro Kuba, Hirofumi Nakayama, Toshiyuki Fujita, Nobuhiro Horii, Basic studies in environmental knowledge, technology, evaluation, and strategy
Introduction to East Asia environmental studies
, Springer Japan, 10.1007/978-4-431-55819-4, 2016.03, This book covers diverse environmental issues such as climate change; biodiversity preservation; prevention of air, water, and soil pollution; and resource recycling. Readers can acquire these four practical interdisciplinary abilities: 1. knowledge; 2. technology; 3. evaluation; and 4. strategy in the diverse issues related to the environment. These abilities are fundamental to identifying the core essence of economic and ecological interdependence, to look at and analyze problems from an overarching perspective, and to consider countermeasures to be taken. Each chapter of this book corresponds to a lecture in the East Asia Environmental Strategist Training Program at Kyushu University and is excellent reading as a sourcebook..
3. Takayuki Shimaoka, Preface, Springer Japan, 10.1007/978-4-431-55819-4, v-viii, 2016.01.
4. Takayuki Shimaoka, Recyclable resources and proper waste disposal, Springer Japan, 10.1007/978-4-431-55819-4_9, 123-135, 2016.01, Economic and social activity promotes the generation of waste; in this respect, the text presented here discusses problems associated with waste in Japan and the efforts that have been made to solve them. Additionally, the text introduces technical transitions that have occurred in relation to waste disposal and final disposal. The following is an overview of the flow of materials in Japan, and it describes the amount of natural resources used, materials reused, and waste generated, thus providing ideas for use in policies related to building a recycling-oriented society. The stock amount of materials has now surpassed 30 % of the total amount of materials input, and materials supplied both domestically in Japan and internationally are accumulating. Although it is acknowledged that this stocked material could potentially be transformed into massive amounts of disaster waste in an instant if a large natural disaster occurred, it is considered that such material also has the potential of being used as a precious recyclable resource. This text discusses the move toward waste-based recyclable resources, which are aimed at creating a sustainable society. It delves into sustainable environmental technology used to turn large amounts of waste of varying quality into recyclable resources and also introduces an example of sustainable environmental technology..