The Research Laboratory of Material Cycles and Waste Management was established in March 2002 for conducting comprehensive studies on waste reduction, recycling, appropriate waste treatment, risk control, and so on. It is equipped with several experimental plants, such as recycling plant of organic waste, thermal treatment plant and simulation plant of landfill, and the latest equipment for physical, chemical and biological analyses. The Center is using this Research Laboratory to conduct research on realizing a sound material-cycle society.
|Structure||Steel-Reinforced concrete, three-story building|
|Total floor area||4,200m2|
|Completion date||March 2002|
|Major facilities||[1F] Resource-Recycling Plant, Thermal Treatment Plant, Landfill Simulation Plant, etc.|
|[2F] Chemical Analysis Laboratory for Recourses, Homoiothermal Room for Physicochemical Experiments, GC/MS Room, Biological Analysis Laboratory, etc.|
|[3F] Staff rooms, meeting room, etc.|
The Center's research activities are conducted not only at the Research Laboratory of Material Cycles and Waste Management. To conduct environmental studies, it is imperative to go out into the field to observe actual phenomena taking place there and obtain reliable data. For example, we are conducting research on a final disposal plant at a demonstration site and promoting liquid waste restoration/ improvement technology development by constructing a demonstration plant. We are also engaged in field surveys and on-site, interview surveys from time to time.