Taro Urase's Laboratory

Publications by Prof. Dr. Taro Urase

Journal Papers in English

(1) C.Chiemchaisri, Wong Yien Kiat, T.Urase, K.Yamamoto (1992): Organic stabilization and nitrogen removal in membrane separation bioreactor for domestic wastewater treatment, Wat. Sci. & Tech., 25, 10, 231-240.

(2) T.Urase, K.Yamamoto, S.Ohgaki (1993): Rejection mechanism of coliphage Q-beta in membrane separation process, World Filtration Congress, 6, 715-718, Nagoya.

(3) T.Urase, K.Yamamoto, S.Ohgaki (1994): Evaluation of virus removal in membrane separation process by using coliphage Q-beta, Wat. Sci. & Tech., 28, 7, pp9-15.

(4) T.Urase, K.Yamamoto, S.Ohgaki (1994): Effect of pore size distribution of ultrafiltration membranes on virus rejection in crossflow condition, Wat. Sci. & Tech., 30, 9, 199-208.

(5) T. Urase, K. Yamamoto, S. Ohgaki(1996): Effect of pore structure of membranes and module configuration on virus retention, J. of Membr. Sci., 115, 21-29.

(6) C. Ratanatamskul, K. Yamamoto, T. Urase, S. Ohgaki (1996): Effect of operating conditions on rejection of anionic pollutants in the water environment by nanofiltration especially in very low pressure range, Wat. Sci. Tech., 34, 9, 149-156.

(7) T. Urase, M. Salequzzaman, S. Kobayashi, T. Matsuo, K. Yamamoto, N. Suzuki (1997): Effect of high concentration of organic and inorganic matters in landfill leachate on the treatment of heavy metals in very low concentration level, Wat. Sci. Technol., 36, 12, 349-356.

(8) C. Ratanatamskul, T. Urase, K. Yamamoto (1998): Prediction of behavior in rejection of pollutants in ultra low pressure nanofiltration, Wat. Sci. Technol., 38, 4/5.

(9) G. Herath, K. Yamamoto, T. Urase (1998): Mechanism of bacterial and viral transport through microfiltration membranes, Wat. Sci. Technol., 38, 4/5, 489-496.

(10) T. Urase, Jeong-ik Oh, Kazuo Yamamoto(1998): Effect of pH on rejection of different species of arsenic by nanofiltration, Desalination, 117, 11-18.

(11) G. Herath, K. Yamamoto, T. Urase (1999): Removal of viruses by microfiltration membranes at different solution environments, Wat. Sci. Technol., 40, 4-5, 331-338.

(12) Y. Matsumura, T. Nunoura, T. Urase, K. Yamamoto (2000): Supercritical water oxidation of high concentrations of phenol, J. of hazardous materials B, 73, 245-254.

(13) G. Herath, K. Yamamoto, T. Urase (2000): The effect of suction velocity on concentration polarization in microfiltration membranes under turbulent flow condition, J. of Membrane Science, 169, 175-183.

(14) J.I. Oh, T. Urase, H. Kitawaki, M.M. Rahman, M.H. Rhahman, K. Yamamoto(2000): Modeling of arsenic rejection considering affinity and steric hindrance effect in nanofiltration membranes, Wat. Sci. & Technol., 42, 3-4, 173-180.

(15) T. Iwane, T. Urase, K. Yamamoto (2001): Possible impact of treated wastewater discharge on incidence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in river water, Wat. Sci. Technol., 43, 2, 91-99.

(16) M. Thanuttamavong, J.I. Oh, K. Yamamoto and T. Urase (2001): Comparison between rejection characteristics of natural organic matter and inorganic salts in ultra low pressure nanofiltration for drinking water production, Water Science and Technology - Water Supply, 1, 5-6, 77-90.

(17) Y. Matsumura, T. Urase, K. Yamamoto, T. Nunoura (2002): Carbon catalyzed supercritical water oxidation of phenol, J. of Supercritical Fluid, 22, 149-156.

(18) T. Urase, K. Miyashita (2003): Factors affecting concentration of bisphenol A in leachates from solid waste disposal sites and its fate in treatment processes, to be published in J. of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 5, 1, 77-82.

(19) K. O. Agenson, J. I. Oh, T. Kikuta, T. Urase (2003): Retention of a wide variety of organic pollutants by different nanofiltration/reverse osmosis membranes: controlling parameters of process, J. of Membrane Science, 225, 91-103.

(20) K. O. Agenson, J. I. Oh, T. Kikuta, T. Urase (2003): Rejection mechanisms of plastic additives and natural hormones in drinking water treated by nanofiltration, Water Science and Technology - Water Supply, 3, 5, 311-319. Abstract here

(21) T. Urase and T. Kikuta (2004): Reaction kinetics of degradation of natural hormones in activated sludge process, Water and Environmental Management Series, IWA ISBN 1 84339 503 7, 27-34. Abstract here

(22) T. Urase, T. Kikuta (2005): Separate estimation of adsorption and degradation of pharmaceutical substances and estrogens in the activated sludge process, Water Research, 39, 1289-1300.(Abstract here)

(23) T. Urase, C. Kagawa, T. Kikuta(2005): Factors affecting removal of pharmaceutical substances and estrogens in membrane separation bioreactor, Desalination, 178, 107-113.(Abstract here)

(24) T. Urase, K. Nadaoka, H. Yagi, T. Iwasa, Y. Suzuki, F. Siringan, T. P. Garcia, T. T. Thao (2006): Effect of urban emissions on the horizontal distribution of metal concentration in sediments in the vicinity of Asian large cities, J. of Water and Environment Technology, 4, 1, 61-71. (Full paper available at J-STAGE)

(25) T. Urase, K. Sato (2007): The effect of deterioration of nanofiltration membrane on retention of pharmaceuticals, Desalination, 202, 385-391.(Abstract here)

(26) K. O. Agenson, T. Urase (2007): Change in membrane performance due to organic fouling in nanofiltration (NF)/reverse osmosis (RO) applications, Separation and Purification Technology 55 (2), 147-156.

(27) Taro Urase, Hiroyuki Okumura, Samerjai Panyosaranya, and Akihiro Inamura (2008): Emission of volatile organic compounds from solid waste disposal sites and importance of heat management, Waste Management Research, 26, 534-538.(Abstract here)

(28) Thridpong Srisukphum, Chart Chiemchaisri, Taro Urase, Kazuo Yamamoto (2009): Experimentation and modeling of foulant interaction and reverse osmosis membrane fouling during textile wastewater reclamation, Separation and Purification Technology, 68, 37-49.

(29) Longli Bo, Taro Urase and Xiaochang Wang (2009): Biodegradation of trace pharmaceutical substances in wastewater by a membrane bioreactor, Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering in China, 3(2), 236-240.

(30) Ngoc Han Tran, Taro Urase, Osamu Kusakabe (2009): The characteristics of enriched nitrifier culture in the degradation of selected pharmaceutically active compounds, J. of Hazardous Materials, 171, 1051-1057.(Abstract here)

(31) T. Srisukphun, C. Chiemchaisri, T. Urase, K. Yamamoto (2010): Foulant interaction and RO productivity in textile wastewater reclamation plant, Desalination 250, 845-849.

(32) Ngoc Han Tran, Taro Urase, Osamu Kusakabe (2010): The biodegradation characteristics of selected pharmaceutical substances by whole fungal culture Trametes versicolor and its laccase, Journal of Water and Environment Technology, 8, 2, 125-140.(Abstract here, Full paper available at J-STAGE)

(33) Ngoc Han Tran, Jiangyong Hu, Taro Urase (2013) Removal of the insect repellent N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET) by laccase-mediated systems. Bioresource Technology. 147, 667-671.

(34) Ngoc Han Tran, Taro Urase, Huu Hao Ngo, Jiangyong Hu, Say Leong Ong (2013) Insight into metabolic and cometabolic activities of autotrophic and heterotrophic microorganisms in the biodegradation of emerging trace organic contaminants. Bioresource Technology. 146, 721-731. Review Article

(35) T. Urase and Y. Sasaki (2013): Occurrence of earthy and musty odor compounds (geosmin, 2-methylisoborneol and 2,4,6-trichloroanisole) in biologically treated wastewater, Water Science and Technology, 68, 9, 1969-1975.(Abstract here)

(36) Ahmad SHAHATA, Takumi OMATA, Taro URASE (2013): Removal of color from molasses wastewater using membrane bioreactor with acidic condition, Journal of Water and Environment Technology, Vol. 11, No.6, 539-546.(Full paper available at J-STAGE)

(37) Heekyong Oh, Taro Urase, Dai Simazaki, Hyunook Kim (2013): Effect of natural organic matter on adsorption of ionic and nonionic pharmaceuticals to granular activated carbon, Environment Protection Engineering, Vol. 39, No. 4, 15-28. DOI: 10.5277/epe130402

(38) Ngoc Han Tran, Taro Urase, Thi Thao Ta (2014) A preliminary study on the occurrence of pharmaceutically active compounds in hospital wastewater and surface water in Hanoi, Vietnam, Clean Soil, Air, Water, Vol 42, 3, 267-275. DOI: 10.1002/clen.201300021

(39) N.H. Tran, V.T. Nguyen, T. Urase, H.H. Ngo (2014) Role of nitrification in the biodegradation of selected artificial sweetening agents in biological wastewater treatment process, Bioresource Technology. Vol 161, 40-46

(40) Ngoc Han Tran, Huu Hao Ngo, Taro Urase, Karina Yew-Hoong Gin (2015) A critical review on characterization strategies of organic matter for wastewater and water treatment processes, Bioresource Technology, Volume 193, Pages 523-533, DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2015.06.091

(41) Ahmad Shahata, Taro Urase (2016) Treatment of Saline Wastewater by Thermophilic Membrane Bioreactor, J. of Water and Environment Technology, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 76-81. DOI: 10.2965/jwet.15-044 (Full paper available at J-STAGE)

(42) Taro Urase, Takaya Sato (2016) Quantitative monitoring of resistance in Escherichia coli to clinically important antimicrobials in an urban watershed, J. of Water and Environment Technology, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp.341-349. DOI: 10.2965/jwet.16-002 (Full paper available at J-STAGE)(Abstract here)

Other publications in Japanese

Proceedings (excl. the papers published as journal papers)

(1) Chart Chiemchaisri, Taro Urase, Kazuo Yamamoto (1992): Bacterial flora in intermittent aerating membrane bioreactor, JSCE Environmental forum in Sendai.

(2) Chart Chiemchaisri, Wong Yen Kiat, Taro Urase, Kazuo Yamamoto (1992): Effect of DO on nitrogen removal in membrane separation bioreactor, JSWE annual meeting, 144-145, Tokyo.

(3) T. Urase, K. Yamamoto, S. Ohgaki (1993): Rejection mechanism of coliphage Q-beta in membrane separation process, World Filtration Congress, 6, 715-718, Nagoya.

(4) C. Ratanatamskul, T. Urase, K. Yamamoto, S. Ohgaki, N. Kamiko (1994): Rejection of anions by LPRO membranes under very low pressures as tertiary treatment for wastewater reclamation, JSCE annual meeting, 49, II-B, 1054-1055.

(5) C. Ratanatamskul, K. Yamamoto, T. Urase(1995): Rejection of anionic pollutants by nanofiltration under very low pressure operation as tertiary tratment for wastewater reclamation, Thailand - Japan Joint conference & Exhibition Solid - Fluid separation technology, 42 - 47, Bankok.

(6) Salequzzaman, T. Urase, T. Matsuo, N. Suzuki(1996): Assesment of heavy metal contamination of landfill leachates, JSCE annual meeting, 51, VII, 550-551.

(7) G. Herath, K. Yamamoto, T. Urase (1997): Rejection characteristics of microbial particles in membrane filtration with different solution environmeant, JSWE annual meeting, 31, 153.

(8) M. Thanuttamavong, T. Urase, K. Yamamoto(1999): A study on nanofiltration pilot plant of surface water for drinking water production, Proc. of IAWQ International Specialized Conference on Membrane Technology in Environmental Management, Tokyo, 448-451.

(9) M. Thanuttamavong, T. Urase, K. Yamamoto(1999): Difference in rejection behavior between trihalomethane precursors and inorganic salts by ultra low pressure nanofiltration, JSCE Environmental Forum, 36, 61-63.

(10) Jeong-ik Oh, Taro Urase, Kazuo Yamamoto(1999) : A study on arsenic rejection in groundwater with ultra low-pressure nanofiltration membrane process, Korean Society on Env. Eng.

(11) M. Thanuttamavong, Jeong-ik Oh, T. Urase and K. Yamamoto(2000): A Comparative study of six membranes in a nanofiltration pilot plant treating surface water for drinking water production, Membranes in Drinking and Industrial Water Production, Paris, France, 3-6 October 2000, Volume 1, 269-282.

(12) T.Urase (2001): High pressure reverse osmosis and low pressure nanofiltration in environmental management in Japan, An invited paper at 4th WISA-MTD symposium, Stellen bosch, South Africa, 6-9.

(13) T. Urase, K. Miyashita, K. O. Agenson (2001): Selectivity of pollutants in reverse osmosis of landfill leachates, Proc. of Membrane Technology for wastewater reclamation and reuse, 267-277, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

(14) K. O. Agenson, T. Urase (2001): Rejection of pollutants frequently found in landfill leachates by nanofiltration in low pressure range, JSCE Environmental Forum, 38, 145-147.

(15) J. I. Oh, T. Urase, K. Yamamoto (2002): Effect of Molar Volume on Rejection of Different Arsenic Species in Groundwater by Low-Pressure Nanofiltration, Proc. of International conference on Membranes in drinking and industrial water production, Mulheim, Germany. Abstract here

(16) Y. Suzuki, T. Urase, K. Nadaoka, H. Tamura, F. Siringan (2003): The distribution of metal concentration in sediments in Manila Bay, in Pasig River and in Laguna Lake, Philippines and lead as an indicator of the pollution by urban run-off, Proc. of the fourth regional symposium on infrastructure development in civil engineering (RSID 4), Bankok, Thailand, 151. (Full document in CD-ROM)

(17) K. O. Agenson, J. I. Oh, T. Kikuta, T. Urase (2003): Recent development and performance of nanofiltration membranes in water and wastewater treatment, Proc. of the fourth regional symposium on infrastructure development in civil engineering (RSID 4), Bankok, Thailand, 155. (Full document in CD-ROM)

(18) T. Urase, K. Nadaoka, O. Kusakabe, F. Siringan, K. Miyashita, Y. Suzuki (2003): Comparative study on contaminants in leachates from solid waste disposal sites and in road deposits in Japan and in the Philippines, Symposium on environmental issues related to infrastructure development, Makati, Philippines, 95-102.

(19) T. Kikuta, T. Urase (2003): Removal of endocrine disruptors in membrane separation activated sludge, Proc. of 5th international membrane science and engineering conference (IMSTEC-'03), Paper No. 27 (Abstract here, Outstanding contribution award).

(20) K. O. Agenson, J. I. Oh, T. Urase (2003): Influence of molecular structure on the rejection of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds by nanofiltration, Proc. of 5th international membrane science and engineering conference (IMSTEC-'03), Paper No. 25 (Abstract here).

(21) T. P. Garcia, T. Urase, Y. Suzuki (2004): Comparison of heavy metal pattern between water and sediments in Pasig river system, Philippines, Proc. of 3rd International conference on Engineering Education, (Full document in CD-ROM), Manila, Philippines.

(22) T. Urase, K. Sato (2005): Effect of pH on retention of pharmaceutical substances in nanofiltration, Proc. of International workshop on water management systems for creating healthy water environment JSCE, 61-65.

(23) T. Iwasa, Ta Thi Thao, T. Urase(2005): Heavy metal contents in roadside deposit and their comparison with soil matter collected at street water inlets, Proc. of JSCE annual meeting, 60, VII-145.

(24) S. Panyosaranya, T. Urase (2005): Emission of volatile organic compounds at landfill temperature, Proc. of Environmental forum JSCE, 42, 102-104.

(25) K. O. Agenson, T. Urase (2005): Performance of Nanofiltration / Reverse Osmosis Membranes for Removal of Plastic Additives and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Water Treatment and Recycling, Integrated Concepts in Water Recycling -S.J. Khan, A.I. Schaefer, M.H. Muston (Eds) Pages 7-18

(26) H. K. Oh, C. Kagawa, T. Urase, I. Kasuga, D. Shimazaki, S. Kunikane (2006): Removal of ionic and non-ionic pharmaceuticals using GAC, 2006 conference of Korean Society of Environmental Engineers, (Full document in CD-ROM), Gyeonggi, Korea

(27) H.K. Oh, C. Kagawa, T. Urase, I. Kasuga, D. Simazaki and S. Kunikane (2006): Removal of pharmaceuticals through continuous operation of column filled with fresh and aged granular activated carbon, the 7th international symposium on water supply technology, Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 22-24, 2006. (Abstract here)

(28) H. K. Oh, M. J. Yu and T. Urase (2007): Prediction of organic removal in enhanced carbon-ultrafiltration membrane, Proc. of IWA international conference on membranes for water and wastewater treatment, Harrogate, UK. (Full Document in CD ROM, 11C).

(29) T. Srisukphun, C. Chiemchaisri, T. Urase and K. Yamamoto (2007): Fouling Mechanism of Reverse Osmosis Membrane in Textile Wastewater Reuse Plant, Proc. of IWA international conference on membranes for water and wastewater treatment, Harrogate, UK. (Full Document in CD ROM, 18a).

(30) Taro Urase, Kenjiro Kanemaki, Liqiu Zhang, Heekyong Oh (2007): Effect of addition of powdered activated carbon on removal of a persistent pharmaceutical compound in a membrane bioreactor, Proc. of IWA international conference on membranes for water and wastewater treatment, Harrogate, UK. (Full Document in CD ROM, PS3.1).

(31) Long-Li Bo, Taro Urase, Xiao-chang Wang (2008): Biodegradation of trace pharmaceutical substances in wastewater by a membrane bioreactor. Proceedings of the international conference on advances in chemical technologies for water and wastewater treatment (CCS-XIAN2008), Xifan, May 2008, p541-546. (ISBN: 978-7-5369-4498-5)

(32) R. Naito, T. Urase, Y. Nakamura (2009): Estimation of leachability from the content of dioxins in sediment, Proc. of 5th international conference on remediation of contaminated sediments, Jacksonville, Florida.

(33) Ngoc Han Tran, Taro Urase, Osamu Kusakabe (2009): Role of nitrification in the degradation of selected pharmaceutically active compounds by enriched nitrifier culture. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Occurrence, Fate, Effects, and Analysis of Emerging Contaminants in the Environment, 4-7 August 2009, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA.

(34) R. Naito, Y. Nakamura, T. Urase, H. Okumura, H. Tanaka (2010): Environmental fate of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in sediments of Nagoya port, 20th annual international conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy, March 15-18 2010, San Diego, California.
Best Student Poster Presentation.

(35) T. Urase, Y. Sasaki, H. Ichihara (2011): Factors affecting threshold odor numbers of biologically treated wastewater and possible countermeasures for the reduction, 4th IWA-ASPIRE conference and exhibition, Full paper in USB.

(36) Ahmad Shahata, Takumi Omata, Taro Urase (2013): Removal of color from molasses wastewater using membrane bioreactor with extremely acidic condition, Water and environment conference 2013, pp8.

(37) Ahmad Shahata, Taro Urase (2015): Treatment of saline wastewater by thermophilic membrane bioreactor, Water and environment conference 2015, pp10.

Other presentations in Japanese