KANSAI UNIVERSITY

関西大学

Environmental and Urban Engineering Major
Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering

Energy Engineering

Professor
IKENAGA Naoki

ikenaga @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Hydrogen production from some kinds of hydrocarbons and bio fuels
② Production of meso-porous materials
③ Purification of environmental pollutants

Key Words

Partial Oxidation, Steam Reforming, F-T Synthesis, Oxidative Dehydrogenation, Meso-porous Material, Bio Diesel Fuel, Carbon Nanotube, Chlorofluorocarbon

Applications

Hydrogen Production, Bio Diesel Fuel Production, Carbon Nanotube Production, Chlorofluorocarbon Detoxification Techniques

Energy Engineering

Professor
NAKAGAWA Kiyoharu

kiyoharu @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Diamond surface chemistry
② Marimo nano carbon
③ Li+ and post Li+ battery
④ Fuel cells
⑤ Water treatment

Key Words

Diamond, Carbon Nanotube, Fuel cells, Capacitor, Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, water treatment

Applications

Fuel Cell, Electric Double-layer Capacitor, Catalyst Material, Li+ battery

Energy Engineering

Professor
MIYAKE Takanori

Research Topics

① Hydrothermal synthesis of zeolites for environmental remediation
② Partial oxidation to produce petro-chemicals, total oxidation of organic compounds and hydrogenation of esters to produce alcohols with catalysts
③ Separation of xylenes with MOFs

Key Words

Hydrothermal Synthesis, Manganese Oxide, Catalyst, Oxidation, Hydrogenation, Bio-ethanol, Micro-porous, Meso-porous, Volatile Organic Compound, Ion Exchange, Adsorption, Metal-Organic Framework

Applications

Petrochemical, Environmental Remediation, Fuel Cell, Biomass Conversion, Catalysis

Energy Engineering

Professor
MURAYAMA Norihiro

murayama @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Preparation of functional inorganic materials using industrial wastes such as coal fly ash, incineration ash, aluminum dross, steel slag
② Removal of toxic materials with ion exchangers and adsorbents synthesized from wastes and by-product

Key Words

Zeolite, Layered Double Hydroxide, Hydrotalcite-like Compounds, AlPO4-n, Functional Inorganic Materials, Ion Exchanger, Adsorbent, Porous Materials

Applications

Recycling and Effective Use of Industrial Wastes and By-product, Waste Water Treatment, Gas Adsorption, Removal and Fixation of Toxic Materials, Recovery of Valuables

Energy Engineering

Associate Professor
SANO Makoto

msano @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Development of functional inorganic and inorganic-organic hydride materials and their applications
② Development of Environmental conservation technologies
③ Development of Resource-Recycling Technologies

Key Words

Functional Materials, MOF, Catalyst, Environmental conservation, Extraction, Resource-Recycling

Applications

Environmental conservation, Biomass Application, Resource-Recycling, Fuel Cells

Environmental Chemistry

Professor
OKADA Yoshiki

yokada @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Measurement and synthesis of gas-born nanoparticles
② Reaction control in microreactors
③ Water purification using microbubbles

Key Words

Nanoparticles in Gas Phase, Size Classification, Measurement of Chemical Compositions of Nanoparticles, Production of Non-aggregated Nanoparticles, Microreactors, Water Purification, Microbubbles

Applications

Environmental Engineering, Particle Production, Chemical Reactor Engineering

Environmental Chemistry

Professor
TANAKA Shunsuke

shun_tnk @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Synthesis of ordered nanoporous materials
② Application of nanoporous materials to separation, catalysis, and devices

Key Words

Self-Assembly of Nanoporous Materials, Morphology Control, Structural Analysis, Nanoporous Thin Films, Monodisperse Spherical Particles, Zeolite, Metal-Organic Frameworks, Molecular Sieving, Mechano chemical

Applications

Membrane Separation, Pervaporation, Devices for Energy Applications, Low-k, Fuel Cell, Electric Double Layer Capacitor, Photocatalyst

Environmental Chemistry

Professor
HAYASHI Jun'ichi

hayashi7 @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Production of Porous Material (Activated Carbon, Carbon Molecular Sieve) from Waste Material
② Carbonization of Biomass and Waste Material
③ Biomass Gasification
④ Production of Porous Material by Sol-gel Method

Key Words

Activated Carbon, Carbon Molecular Sieve, Porous Material, Biomass, Adsorption, Carbonization, Gasification, Sol-gel, Recycle

Applications

Separation Process, Purification Process, Gas Storage, Water Treatment, Recycle or Reuse of Waste Material, Carbon Material

Environmental Chemistry

Professor
YAMAMOTO Hideki

yhideki @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Regeneration of high-purity CaF2 from global warming gases(HFC, PFC) using chemical reaction
② Distillation separation of acid(HF, HNO3 and HCl) from etching waste in semiconductor manufacturing process
③ Development of compact sized falling needle rheometer(FNR) for measurement of human blood viscosity
④ Estimation of solubility parameter(SP value) for materials and their application for evaluation

Key Words

Regeneration, Recycle, Distillation, Global Warming Gas, Acid Waste, Phase Equilibrium, Flow Properties, Rheometer, Blood Viscosity, Solubility Parameter

Applications

Proposition of Novel and Regenerative Chemical Production System for Environmental Protection Development of Recycling and Recovery System for Valuable Materials from Industrial Wastes

Environmental Chemistry

Associate Professor
ARAKI Sadao

araki_sa @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Development of inorganic membranes for gas separation, pervaporation and nanofiltration
② Process design for reaction and separation using membrane reactors
③ Hydrogen production from water, biogas and natural gas

Key Words

Membrane Separation, Gas Separation, Pervaporation, Ion-electron Mixed Conductor, Membrane Reactor, Hydrogen, Water Splitting, Biomass, Sol-gel, Reforming reaction

Applications

Membranes and Adsorbents for Gas Separation and water Treatment, Membrane Separation and Purification Processes, Hydrogen Production

Environmental Chemistry

Associate Professor
KINOSHITA Takuya

t_kino @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Synthesis of Functional Fine Particles
② Fine Particle Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
③ Magnetic Fine Particle Materials for Hyperthermia Therapy

Key Words

Fine Particles, Nanoparticles, Metal, Metal Oxide, Porous,
Magnetism, Surface Modification, Adsorption, Aerosol, Spray Pyrolysis

Applications

Synthesis of Fine Particles, Fuel Cell, Magnetic Materials,
Biomedical Materials

Enviroment Chemistry

Associate Professor
HASEGAWA Isao

hase7 @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Production of valuable chemicals from biomass components under hydrothermal condition
② Isolation of biomass components during pyrolysis at different temperature ranges
③ Kinetics for biomass pyrolysis and gasification
④ Degradative fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass with solvent

Key Words

Woody biomass, Lignin, Cellulose, Pyrolysis, Gasification,
Hydrothermal decomposition, Pretreatment, Biorefinery

Applications

Chemical Industry, Substitute for petroleum,
Bio-Plastics production

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