Social activities always result in waste generation. Taking universities as an example, their activities lead to the production of various types of waste, ranging from regular garbage to hazardous waste containing harmful chemicals and even infectious waste. Proper handling of such waste requires appropriate disposal methods, whether through safe disposal or recycling as a resource. In both cases, ensuring not only the safety of the process itself but also its environmental impact—referred to as ‘environmental safety’—is crucial. As we work toward promoting a circular economy, the development of key technologies related to waste resource recycling and proper hazardous waste treatment must thoroughly consider environmental safety.
 In our laboratory, we focus on developing treatment technologies for chemically hazardous waste and transformation techniques that convert waste into resources and energy. Recent research includes oxidation and decomposition of hazardous waste using hot compressed water, conversion of lignin from herbaceous biomass into valuable chemicals, toxicity assessment of waste treatment water using bioassays, and the development of nanomaterials using supercritical fluids. If you’re interested, feel free to reach out!

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