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Major Achievements

Below are just some of the papers on research supported by the ERTDF to have been published in international academic journals.

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【B-1005】Development of Highly Sensitive Dye Nanoparticle coated Test Strips (DNTS) for On-site Detection of Harmful Inorganic Contaminants

Fabrication and characterization of a α,β,γ,δ-Tetrakis(1-methylpyridinium-4-yl)porphine/silica nanocomposite thin-layer membrane for detection of ppb-level heavy metal ions
Anal. Chim. Acta, 689, 103-109 (2011)

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【B-1007】Study on Chemical-pollutant Transport by Beach Litter and Establishment of Public Education Regimes to Reduce its Environmental Risk

Using aerial photography and in situ measurements to estimate the quantity of macro-litter on beaches
Marine Pollution Bulletin, 62, 4, 762-769 (2011)

Establishment of numerical beach-litter hindcast/forecast models: An application to Goto Islands, Japan
Marine Pollution Bulletin, 62, 2, 293-302 (2011)

High-resolution ASCAT wind vector data set gridded by applying an optimum interpolation method to the global ocean
Journal of Geophysical Research -Atmosphere, 116, D23107, doi:10.1029/2010JD015484 (2011)

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【B-0901】 Improving Kosa Forecasting Model with Assimilated LIDAR Monitoring Network Data and Assessing Human Health/Environmental Effects of Kosa due to Adsorbed Bioaerosols

Asian dust transported one full circuit around the globe
NATURE GEOSCIENCE, 2, 557-560 (2009), doi: 10.1038/NGEO583.

Trans-pacific dust transport: integrated analysis of NASA/CALIPSO and a http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/9/3137/2009/acp-9-3137-2009.html" aerosol transport model
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 3137-3145 (2009)

Asian dust outflow in the PBL and free atmosphere retrieved by NASA CALIPSO and an assimilated dust transport model
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 1227-1239 (2009)

Asian sand dust aggravates allergic rhinitis in guinea pigs induced by Japanese cedar pollen
Inhal. Toxicol., 21(12), 985-993 (2009)

Data assimilation of CALIPSO aerosol observations
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, 39-49 (2010)

Phylogenetic analysis of atmospheric halotolerant bacterial communities at high altitude in an Asian dust (KOSA) arrival region, Suzu City
Science of the Total Environment (2010)

Dust emission estimated with an assimilated dust transport model using lidar network data and vegetation growth in the Gobi desert in Mongolia
SOLA, 6, 125-128 (2010)

Solubility of iron in the aerosol collected during kosa (Asian dust) events in Japan
SOLA, 7A, 5?8 (2011)

Short-term variation in aerosol components during the same asian dust (Kosa) event observed in Nagasaki, Japan and Beijing, China.
SOLA, 7A, 9-12 (2011)

Comparison of Surface Observations and a Regional Dust Transport Model Assimilated with Lidar Network Data in Asian Dust Event of March 29 to April 2, 2007
SOLA, 7A, 013-016 (2011)

The Impact of Ground-Based Observations on the Inverse Technique of Aeolian Dust Aerosol
SOLA, 7A, 21-24 (2011)

Airborne Asian Sand Dust Enhances Murine Lung Eosinophilia
Inhalation Toxicology, 22(12), 1012-1025 (2010)

Phylogenetic analysis of atmospheric halotolerant bacterial communities at high altitude in an Asian dust (KOSA) arrival region, Suzu City
Science of the Total Environment, 408, 4556-4562 (2010)

Chemical composition of urban airborne matter in Ulaanbaatar
Atmos. Environ., 45, 5710-5715 (2011)

Effects of Asian dust(kosa) deposition event on bacterial and microalgal communities in the Pacific Ocean
Asian J. Atmos. Environ., 5(3), 157-163 (2011).

The effects of snow cover and soil moisture on Asian dust: II. Emission by lidar data assimilation
SOLA, 7A, 40-43 (2011)

Atmospheric bioaerosol, Bacillus sp, at an altitude of 3500m over the Noto peninsula: Direct sampling via aircraft
Asian J. Atmos. Environ., 5(3), 164-171 (2011)

Identification of culturable bioaerosols collected over dryland in Northwest China: Observation using a Tethered Balloon
Asian J. Atmos. Environ., 5(3), 172-180 (2011)

Asian sand dust enhances murine lung inflammation caused by klebsiella pneumoniae
Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. , 258, 237-247 (2011)

Biodegradation of phenol in seawater using bacteria isolated from the intestinal contents of marine creatures
Intern. Biodeterioradation & Biodegradation, 69, 113-118 (2012)

Dust, biomass burning smoke, anthropogenic aerosol detected by polarization-sensitive mie lidar measurements in Mongolia
Atmos. Environ, in press, (2012)

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【B-0903】Studies on Origin, Long-range Atmospheric Transport and Photochemical Transformation of Organic Aerosols in East Asia and North Pacific

Water-soluble organic carbon, dicarboxylic acids, ketoacids, and a-dicarbonyls in the tropical Indian aerosols
Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2009JD012661 (2010)

Size distributions of dicarboxylic acids, ketoacids, -dicarbonyls, sugars, WSOC, OC, EC and inorganic ions in atmospheric particles over Northern Japan: implication for long-range transport of Siberian biomass burning and East Asian polluted aerosols
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, 5839-5858 (2010)

Dicarboxylic acids, metals and isotopic compositions of C and N in atmospheric aerosols from inland China: implications for dust and coal burning emission and secondary aerosol formation
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10 6087-6096 (2010)

Distributions and diurnal changes of low molecular weight organic acids and α-dicarbonyls in suburban aerosols collected at Mangshan, North China
Geochemical Journal, 44, e17-e22 (2010)

Elevated nitrogen isotope ratios of tropical Indian aerosols from Chennai: Implication for the origins of aerosol nitrogen in South and Southeast Asia
Atmospheric Environment, 44, 3597-3604 (2010)

Ubiquity of bisphenol A in the atmosphere
Environmental Pollution, 158, 3138-3143 (2010)

Seasonal variations of diacids, ketoacids, and a-dicarbonyls in aerosols at Gosan, Jeju Island, South Korea: Implications for sources, formation, and degradation during long-range transport
Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, D19307, doi:10.1029/2010JD013973 (2010)

Seasonal variation of the concentrations of nitrogenous species and their nitrogen isotopic ratios in aerosols at Gosan, Jeju Island: Implications for atmospheric processing and source changes of aerosols
Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, D20305, doi:10.1029/2009JD013323 (2010)

Compound-specific stable carbon and hydrogen isotopic compositions of n-alkanes in urban atmospheric aerosols from Tokyo
Geochemical Journal, 44, 419-430 (2010)

Intercomparison of the measurements of oxalic acid in aerosols by gas chromatography and ion chromatography
Atmospheric Environment, 44, 5316-5319 (2010)

New Directions: Need for better understanding of plastic waste burning as inferred from high abundance of terephthalic acid in South Asian aerosols
Atmospheric Environment, 44, 5320-5321 (2010)

Organic and inorganic aerosol compositions in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, during the cold winter of 2007 to 2008: Dicarboxylic acids, ketocarboxylic acids, and a-dicarbonyls
Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, D22203, doi:10.1029/2010JD014339 (2010)

Contributions of modern and dead organic carbon to individual fatty acid homologues in spring aerosols collected from northern Japan
Journal of Geophysical Research., 115, D22310, doi:10.1029/2010JD014515 (2010)

Size distributions and chemical characterization of water-soluble organic aerosols over the western North Pacific in summer
Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, D23210, doi:10.1029/2010JD014439 (2010)

Summer and winter variations of dicarboxylic acids, fatty acids and benzoic acid in PM2.5 in Pearl Delta River Region, China
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 2197?2208 (2011)

Latitudinal distributions of organic nitrogen and organic carbon in marine aerosols over the western North Pacific
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 3037-3049 (2011)

Molecular composition and size distribution of sugars, sugar-alcohols and carboxylic acids in airborne particles during a severe urban haze event caused by wheat straw burning
Atmospheric Environment, 45, 2473-2479 (2011)

Hygroscopic property of water-soluble organic-enriched aerosols in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia during the cold winter of 2007
Atmospheric Environment, 45, 2722-2729 (2011)

Long-range atmospheric transport of terrestrial biomarkers by the Asian winter monsoon: Evidence from fresh snow from Sapporo, northern Japan
Atmospheric Environment, 45, 3553-3560 (2011)

Selected water-soluble organic compounds found in size-resolved aerosols collected from urban, mountain and marine atmospheres over East Asia
Tellus, 63B, 371-381 (2011)

Enhanced concentrations of citric acid in spring aerosols collected at the Gosan background site in East Asia
Atmospheric Environment, 45, 5266-5272 (2011)

Characteristics, seasonality and sources of carbonaceous and ionic components in the tropical aerosols from Indian region
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 8215-8230 (2011)

Diurnal variations of polar organic tracers in summer forest aerosols: A case study of a Quercus and Picea mixed forest in Hokkaido, Japan
Geochemical Journal, 45, 297-308 (2011)

Stable carbon isotopic compositions of total carbon, dicarboxylic acids and glyoxylic acid in the tropical Indian aerosols: Implications for sources and photochemical processing of organic aerosols
Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, D18307, doi:10.1029/2011JD015617 (2011)

Long-range atmospheric transport of terrestrial biomarkers by the Asian winter monsoon: Evidence from fresh snow from Sapporo, northern Japan
Res. Org. Geochem. 27, 81-89 (2011)

Molecular characterization of marine organic aerosols collected during a round-the-world cruise
Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, D13302, doi:10.1029/2011JD015604 (2011)

Springtime carbon emission episodes at the Gosan background site revealed by total carbon, stable carbon isotopic composition, and thermal characteristics of carbonaceous particles
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 10911-10928 (2011)

Seasonal variations of water-soluble organic carbon, dicarboxylic acids, ketoacids, and -dicarbonyls in the central Himalayan aerosols
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussion, 12, 935-982 (2012)

Seasonal variations of stable carbon isotopic composition and biogenic tracer compounds of water-soluble organic aerosols in a deciduous forest
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 1367-1376 (2012)

Evidence for 13-carbon enrichment in oxalic acid via iron catalyzed photolysis in aqueous phase
Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L03802, doi:10.1029/2011GL050398 (2012)

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【B-0907】Novel Environmental Catalysts for Complete Oxidation of Volatile Organic Compounds at Moderate Temperatures

Complete oxidation of acetaldehyde on Pt/CeO2?ZrO2?Bi2O3 catalysts
Materials Research Bulletin, 45, 1278-1282 (2010)

Catalytic combustion of methane over Pt and PdO-supported CeO2?ZrO2?Bi2O3/γ-Al2O3 catalysts
Journal of Material Science, 46, 4046-4052 (2011)

Environmental Catalysts for Complete Oxidation of Volatile Organic Compounds and Methane
Chemistry Letters, 40, 780-785 (2011).

Carbon monoxide oxidation at room temperature on Pt/CeO2?ZrO2?Bi2O3 catalysts
Chemical Communications, 47, 11032-11034 (2011)

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【B-0909】Development of High-frequency Monitoring Method for Distributions of Transparency in Waters Using Remote Sensing

Estimating constituent concentrations in case II waters from MERIS satellite data by semi-analytical model optimizing and look-up tables
Remote Sensing of Environment Volume 115, Issue 5, 15 May 2011, Pages 1247?1259



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【B-0910】Establishment of Monitoring System of Seagrass Beds by GIS Database Integrating Field Census Data

Asynchronous local dynamics contributes to stability of a seagrass bed in Tokyo Bay
Ecography 34: 519-528 (2011)

Importance of considering grain and extent for the analysis on spatial dynamics: perspectives from comparison between theory and empirical example on seagrass bed dynamics in Tokyo Bay
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 21: 177-183 (2011)

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【RF-0905】Study on Trans-boundary Air Pollution and Health Effects Induced by Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds Formed via Atmospheric Reactions on Surface of Asian Dust Particles

Atmospheric Formation of Hydroxynitropyrenes from a Photochemical Reaction of Particle-Associated 1-Nitropyrene
Environ. Sci. Technol., 45(8), 3325-3332 (2011)

Mutagenecities and Endocrine-disrupting Activities of 1-Hydroxy-2- nitropyrene and 1-Hydroxy-5-nitropyrene
J. Health Sci., 57(4), 372-377 (2011)

Atmospheric Chemistry of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Related Compounds
J. Health Sci., 57(6), 504-511 (2011)

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【S2-01】Development of VOC Emission Control Technologies using Advanced Catalyst System

Assisted by Special Energy Fields and Promoted Active Oxygen Species)
(Plasma Chem Plasma Process, 30,33-42 (2010))

Assisted by Special Energy Fields and Promoted Active Oxygen Species
(Ozone Science & Engineering, 33,158-163 (2011))

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【B-0806】Development of Selective Removal Technique of Environmental Pollutants Using Template Molecule Mimics

Problems and Improvements of the Regulated Analyses Method on GC for Nonyl Phenol Isomers
Anal. Methods, 2012, 4, 869-872

Comprehensive study of proteins interacting with Microcystin-LR
Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 402, 1137?1147, 2012

Determination of Bisphenol A with Effective Pretreatment Medium Using Automated Column Switching HPLC with Fluorescence Detection
J. Sep. Sci., 34, 2840?2846, 2011

Retention properties of macroporous spongy monolith and its application for concentration of polyaromatic hydrocarbons
J. Sep. Sci., 34, 2193?2198, 2011

Surface Modification of TiO2 for Selective Photodegradation of Toxic compounds
Catal. Commun., 12, 785?789, 2011

Polymers of 2-Methacryloyloxyethyl Phosphorylcholine Truly Work as Cell Membrane Mimic ?
Colloids Suf. B, 84, 181?186, 2011

Bi-continuous macroporous polymer derived from oligo-ethylene oxide di-vinyl ether by a cationic polymerization
Sci., 288, 1651?1653, 2010

Spontaneous water cleanup using an epoxy-based polymer monolith
Anal. Methods, 2, 570?574, 2010

Novel Polymer Monolithic Column for Hydrophilic Compounds
Chromatographia, 70, 527?532, 2009

Effective Recognition on the Surface of a Polymer Prepared by Molecular Imprinting Using Ionic Complex
Macromolecules, 42 (8), 2911?2915, 2009

Automated pre-treatment technique for the determination of bisphenol A and 17?-estradiol in river water by multi-valve column switching LC/MS
BUNSEKIKAGAKU, 58(4), 295 ? 299, 2009

Selective Adsorption of Water-soluble Ionic Compounds by Interval Immobilization Technique Based on Molecular Imprinting
Anal. Sci., 24, 1633?1636, 2008

Effective determination method for a cyanobacterial neurotoxin, β-N-methylamino-L-alanine
Toxicon, 51, 1264?1268, 2008

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【C-1101】Development and Application of Specific Bioprobes for Rapid Asbestos Detection to Reduce Asbestos Risk at Demolition Sites

Evaluation of Sensitivity of Fluorescence-Based Asbestos Detection by Correlative Microscopy
J Fluoresc., 22, 1, 357-363 (2012)

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【C-1003】Environmental Risk Minimization Method Based on Lifecycle Risk Assessment and Alternative Assessment for Persistent Organic Pollutant, such as HBCD, in Products

Comparative study between life-cycle HBCD and CO2 emissions for the risk trade-off analysis
Organohalogen Compounds, 72, 1691-1694 (2010)

Substance flow analysis of HBCD, considering the switch to its alternatives
Organohalogen Compounds, 73, 2063-2066 (2011)

Sources and distribution of hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs) in Japanese river sediment
Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 14, 901-907 (2012)

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【S2-09】Development of Ecosystem Risk Impact Assessment Method using Microcosm System

Microcosm for Impact Risk Assessment of Sediment Remediation Materials on Aquatic Ecosystem
Journal of Water and Environment Technology, 9, 4, 401-410 (2011)

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【C-0802】Field Survey on the Contamination of Aquatic Environment with Retinoic Acid-Like Compounds and Assessment of their Potential Risks on Human Health and Aquatic Ecosystem

Screening of agonistic activities against four nuclear receptors in wastewater treatment plants in Japan using a yeast two-hybrid assay
Journal of Environmental Sciences, 23, 125-132 (2011)

Detection of retinoic acid receptor agonistic activity and identification of causative compounds in municipal wastewater treatment plants in Japan
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 31, 307-315 (2012)

Field Survey on the Contamination of Aquatic Environment with Retinoic Acid-Like Compounds and Assessment of their Potential Risks on Human Health and Aquatic Ecosystem
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 82, 399-404 (2009)

Evaluation of effectiveness of chemical and physical sewage treatment technologies for removal of retinoic acid receptor agonistic activity detected in sewage effluent
Water Science and Technology, 59, 2447-2453 (2009)

Structure-dependent activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) γ by organotin compounds
Chemico-Biological Interactions, 180, 238-244 (2009)

Placental steroidogenesis in rats is independent of signaling pathways induced by retinoic acids
General and Comparative Endocrinology, 163, 285-291 (2009)

Contamination with retinoic acid receptor agonists in two rivers in the Kinki region of Japan
Water Research, 44, 2409-2418 (2010)

Disruption of Retinoic Acid Receptor Signaling by Environmental Pollutants
Journal of Health Science, 56, 221-230 (2010)

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