TORAY MEMBRANE TECHNICAL PAPERS

1. Publications

(1) Membrane

Category Year Author Title Source
RO 2018 Tomonori Kawakami, Masaru Nakada, Harutoki Shimura, Kazuyuki Okada, Masahiro Kimura Hydration structure of reverse osmosis membranes studied via neutron scattering and atomistic molecular simulation Polymer Journal 50, p.327-336 (2018)
RO 2017 Masaru Kurihara, Takao Sasaki The most advanced membrane analysis and save-energy type membrane-low-pressure seawater reverse osmosis membrane developed by "Mega-ton Water System" project Comprehensive Membrane Science and Engineering II, Vol.4
RO 2017 Masaru Kurihara, Takao Sasaki The pursuit of ultimate membrane technology including low puressure seawater reverse osmosis membrane developed by "Mega-ton Water System" project Journal Membrane Science and Research 3, p.157-173 (2017)
RO 2016 S.R.Suwarno, Shigehisa Hanada, T.H.Chong, Shoichiro Goto, Masahiro Henmi, A.G.Fane The effect of different surface conditioning layers on bacterial adhesion on reverse osmosis membranes Desalination 387, p.1-13 (2016)
UF 2016 Nobuhito Yasui, Mamoru Suwa, Kensuke Sakurai, Yutaka Suzuki, Jun Tsumori, Kentaro Kobayashi, Hiroo Takabatake, Sun Tae Lee, Naoyuki Yamashita, Hiroaki Tanaka Removal characteristics and fluctuation of Norovirus in a pilot-plant by an ultrafiltration membrane for the reclamation of treated sewage Environmental Technology, 37(21), p.2793-2801 (2016)
RO 2015 Masaru Kurihara, Takao Sasaki, Koji Nakatuji, Masahiro Kimura, Masahiro Henmi Low pressure SWRO membrane for desalination in the Mega-Ton Water System Desalination 368, p.135-139 (2015)
MBR 2014 Hiroki Minehara, Kouichi Dan, Yohito Ito, Hiroo Takabatake, Masahiro Henmi Quantitative evaluation of fouling resistence of PVDF/PMMA-g-PEO polymer blend membranes for membrane bioreactor Journal of Membrane Science 466, p.211-219 (2014)
RO 2013 Takao Sasaki, Jun Okabe, Masahiro Henmi, Hiromasa Hayashi, Yutaka Iida Cesium (Cs) and strontium (Sr) removal as model materials in radioactive water by advanced reverse osmosis membrane Desalination and Water Treatment, 51, p.1672-1677 (2013)
RO/MBR 2013 Bing Wu, Tamotsu Kitade, Tzyy Haur Chong, Tadahiro Uemura, Anthony G. Fane Impact of membrane bioreactor operating conditions on fouling behavior of reverse osmosis membranes in MBR-RO processes Desalination, 311, p.37-45 (2013)
RO/MBR 2013 Tamotsu Kitade,  Bing Wu, Tzyy Haur Chong, Anthony G. Fane, Tadahiro Uemura Fouling reduction in MBR-RO processes: the effect of MBR F/M ratio Desalination and Water Treatment, 51, p.4829-4838 (2013)
MBR 2012 Bing Wu, Tamotsu Kitade, Tzyy Haur Chong, Tadahiro Uemura, Anthony G. Fane Role of initially formed cake layers on limiting membrane fouling in membrane bioreactors Bioresource Technology, 118, p.589-593 (2012)
RO 2011 Tadahiro Uemura, Kenji Kotera, Masahiro Henmi, Hiroki Tomioka Membrane technology in seawater desalination: History, recent developments and future prospects Desalination and Water Treatment, 33, p.283-288 (2011)
RO 2010 Masahiro Henmi, Yoshinari Fusaoka, Hiroki Tomioka, Masaru Kurihara High Performance RO Membranes for Desalination and Wastewater Reclamation and Their Operation Results Water Science & Technology 62(9), p.2134-2140 (2010)
RO 2008 Tadahiro Uemura and Masahiro Henmi Thin-film composite membranes for reverse osmosis ADVANCED MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS, 2008, WILEY
UF 2008 Takao Sasaki, Noriko Hanaizumi, Shin-ichi Minegishi, Masahiro Henmi and Yoshihisa Shimizu Characterization of PVDF hollow-fiber membrane foulants on drinking water treatment Water Science & Technology Water Supply, 8(5), p.557-563 (2008)
RO 2004 Masahide Taniguchi, Yoshinari Fusaoka, Truyoshi Nishikawa, Masaru Kurihara Boron removal in RO seawater desalination Desalination, 167, p.419-426 (2004)
RO 2001 Masahide Taniguchi, Masaru Kurihara, Shoji Kimura Boron reduction performance of reverse osmosis seawater process Journal of Membrane Science, 183, p.2459-267 (2001)

(2) Membrane System

Year Author Title Source
2018 Masaru Kurihara, Hiromu Takeuchi Earth-friendly Seawater Desalination System Required in the 21st Century Chemical Engineering and Technology
Special Issue: Membrane Separation
, 41, No.2, p.401-412 (2018)
2018 Masaru Kurihara, Hiromu Takeuchi SWRO-PRO System in “Mega-ton Water System“ for Energy Reduction and Low Environment Impact Water 2018, 10, 48; doi:10.3390/w10010048
2018 栗原 優、竹内 弘 膜技術を基盤にした新しい水処理と海水淡水化の省エネルギー化
Energy Saving of New Water Treatment and Seawater Desalination based on Membrane Technology
エネルギー・資源 Vol.39 No.4 (2018)
2018 Masaru Kurihara, Hiromu Takeuchi, Yohito Ito A Reliable Seawater Desalination System Based on Membrane Technology and Biotechnology Considering Reduction of the Environmental Impacts Environments 2018, 5, 127; doi:10.3390/environments5120127
2018 Akihiko Tanioka, Masaru Kurihara, Hideyuki Sakai Megaton Water System: High Salinity Pressure Retarded Osmosis Membrane Based Salinity Gradient Process for Water treatment and Power Generation 1st edition, p.319-334 (2018)
2018 Masaru Kurihara, Hiromu Takeuchi The Next Generation Energy Efficient Membrane Desalination System with Advanced Key Technologies: "Mega-ton Water System" Current Trends and Future Development on (Bio-) Membranes - Membrane  Desalination System : The Next Generation" 2019, p.387-406 (2018)
2016 Masaru Kurihara, Hideyuki Sakai, Akihiko Tanioka, Hiroki Tomioka Role of Pressure-Retarded Osmosis (PRO) in the Mega-ton Water Project Desalination and Water Treatment, 57, p.26518-26528 (2016)
2013 Masaru Kurihara, Masayuki Hanakawa Mega-Ton Water System: Japanese national research and development project on seawater desalination and wastewater reclamation Desalination, 308, p.131-137 (2013)
2001 Masaru Kurihara, Hiroyuki Yamamura, Takayuki Nakanishi, Synichirou Jinno Operation and reliability of very high-recovery seawater desalination technologies by brine conversion two-stage RO desalination system Desalination, 138, p.191-199 (2001)
2001 Masahide Taniguchi, Masaru Kurihara, Shoji Kimura Behaviour of a reverse osmosis plant adopting a brine conversion two-stage process and its computer simulation Journal of Membrane Science, 183, p.249-257 (2001)
1999 Masaru Kurihara, Hiroyuki Yamamura, Takayuki Nakanishi High recovery / high pressure membranes for brine conversion SWRO process development and its performance data Desalination, 125, p.9-15 (1999)

(3) Others

Year Author Title Source
2019 Kentaro Misaki, Yuhei Morita, Kentaro Kobayashi, Yuichi Sugawara, Yoshihisa Shimizu, Taketoshi Kusakabe Evaluation of algal photosynthesis inhibition activity for dissolved organic matter with the consideration of inorganic and coloring constituents Chemosphere, 224, p.333-342 (2019)

2. Oral presentations

(1) Membrane

Category Year Author Title Source
RO 2018 Masahiro Kimura High-Performance Reverse Osmosis Membrane Nanofiber 2018
RO 2018 Yoshiki Nishiguchi, Hiroki Minehara, Harutoki Shimura, Takafumi Ogawa, Takao Sasaki, Masahiro Kimura Development of Advanced Reverse Osmosis Membrane International Polymer Conference (IPC) 2018
RO 2018 Tamotsu Kitade, Masahiro Kimura, Takao Sasaki, Masahide Taniguchi, Hiroo Takabatake Efficient lithium separation based on advanced NF membranes Aladyr International Congress
MBR 2018 Kyaing Kyaing Latt, Bibianna Yeo, Yuji Tanaka, Shigehisa Hanada, Masahiro Henmi Reduction of energy consumption in MBR operation The 11th conference of the Aseanian Membrane Society
RO 2017 Kazuki Sato, Harutoki Shimura, Takafumi Ogawa, Masahiro Kimura Analytical study for the development of high-performance RO membrane 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition
RO 2017 Harutoki Shimura, Takafumi Ogawa, Takao Sasaki, and Masahiro Kimura Development of high-performance reverse osmosis membranes for energy-efficient desalination 3rd International Conference on Desalination using Membrane Technology (MEMDES)
RO 2017 Masahiro Kimura, Harutoki Shimura, Takafumi Ogawa, Takao Sasaki,
Masaru Kurihara
Development of high-performance reverse osmosis membranes for energy-efficient desalination IDA World Congress 2017 Sao Paulo
RO 2017 Hiroyuki Yamada , Takafumi Ogawa , Masahiro Kimura Advanced RO element obtained by new membrane and channel material Separations Technology IX: New Frontiers in Media, Techniques, and Technologies(Engineering Conferences International)
UF 2017 Shengsan Huang, Yufang Yang, Kazuki Hagawa, Hirofumi Morikawa, Shinichi Minegishi High Performance UF Membrane for Advanced Coal Gasification Wastewater Treatment 8th IWA-MTC Conference
MBR 2017 Bibianna Yeo, Kyaing Kyaing Latt, Yuji Tanaka, Shigehisa Hanada, Masahiro Henmi Operation of low energy consumption MBR at high flux 7th IWA-ASPIRE Conference 2017
RO 2016 Kazuki Sato, Makoto Nishida, Koji Nakatsuji, Takao Sasaki, Masahiro Kimura Development of high-performance and durable RO membranes based on structural analyses 2016 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
MBR 2016 Yoshiki Okamoto, Satoshi Kato, Tamotsu Kitade, Masahiro Kimura Analysis of air scouring effect in flat sheet type MBR 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting
RO 2015 Masahiro Kimura, Takafumi Ogawa, Koji Nakatsuji, Takao Sasaki New Approach for Scientific Research on RO Membrane Pacifichem 2015
RO 2015 S.R.Suwarno, Shigehisa Hanada, T.H.Chong, Shoichiro Goto, Masahiro Henmi, A.G.Fane The impact of conditioning layers on reverse osmosis membranes toward bacterial attachment Euro Med 2015 Desalination for Clean Water and Energy
RO 2015 Parida Venketeswari, Shigehisa Hanada, Shoichiro Goto, Masahiro Henmi Visualization of biofouling process in reverse osmosis membranes using optical coherence tomography 2nd International Conference on Desalination using Membrane Technology
UF 2015 Shengsan Huang, Lumei Tian, Yufang Yang, Hiroo Takabatake, Yuichi Sugawara, Zhenjia Zhang Pilot-scale study on real role of UF in Controlling RO Membrane Fouling for Wastewater Reclaimation IDA World Congress 2015
RO/UF 2014 Shengsan Huang, Lumei Tian, Yufang Yang, Kentaro Kobayashi, Hiroo Takabatake, Zhenjia Zhang Evaluation of RO membrane fouling behaviour by UF and Conventional Filtration as Pretreatments for Wastewater Reclamation 7th IWA International Young Water Professional Conference, Taiwan
MBR 2014 Hironobu Suzuki, Shigehisa Hanada, Tamotsu Kitade, Shinichiro Goto, Masahiro Henmi Low Energy Consumption MBR+RO process for Water Reclamation in Singapore Singapore International Water Week 2014 (SIWW2014)
UF 2013 Masayuki Hanakawa, Kentaro Kobayashi, Masahiro Henmi, Hiroaki Tanaka Fouling Resistant PVDF Hollow Fiber Membrane for Drinking Water Production and Municipal Wastewater Reclamation 7th IWA specialized conference on membrane technology (2013)
RO/MBR 2012 Tamotsu Kitade, Bing Wu, Tzyy Haur Chong, Anthony G. Fane, Tadahiro Uemura Fouling reduction in MBR-RO processes: the effect of MBR F/M ratio Membranes in Drinking and Industrial Water Production
RO/MBR 2012 Shengsan Huang, Yufang Yang, Shigehisa Hanada, Hiroo Takabatake A Hybrid Process Conbining PAC and Membrane Filtration System for Reclaiming Dyeing and Printing Wastewater Water and Environment Technology Conference 2012 (WET2012)
RO 2010 Masahiro Kimura, Takao Sasaki, Hiroki Tomioka, Masahiro Henmi, Yoshinari Fusaoka Sea Water RO (SWRO) Membrane with Energy Saving and High Boron Removal The AMS6/IMSTEC10 Conference, Preprints (2010)
UF 2009 Shin-ichi Minegishi, Tadahiro Uemura, Tamotsu Kitade, Yang Yufang, Jinghuan Ma, Masahiro Henmi PVDF Hollow Fiber UF Membrane for Seawater RO Pretreatment and Wastewater Reclamation IDA2009 DB09-182
UF 2007 Shin-ichi Minegishi, Yuji Tanaka, Kei-ichi Ikeda, Yoshinari Fusaoka Advanced Fouling Resistant PVDF Hollow-Fiber Membrane Modules for Water IDA World Congress-Maspalomas, Gran Canaria –Spain October 21-26, 2007 REF: IDAWC/MP07-134
UF 2007 Shin-ichi Minegishi, Yuji Tanaka, Masahiro Henmi, Tadahiro Uemura Advanced fouling resistant PVDF hollow fiber membrane modules for drinking water treatment 4th Leading-Edge Conference & Exhibition on Water & Wastewater Technologies Proceeding 2007
UF 2004 Shin-ichi Minegishi, Masahiro Henmi, Nobuyuki Matsuka Poly (vinylidene fluoride) microfiltration hollow fiber membrane for drinking water treatment and its applications IWA Specialized Conference on Water Environment-Membrane Technology 2004
UF 2003 Masahiro Henmi, Nobuyuki Matsuka, Masaru Kurihara Newly designed PVDF hollow fiber and flat sheet membrane for drinking water production and wastewater reuse Global Conference on Leading Edge Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies, Netherlands. 2003

(2) Membrane System

Year Author Title Source
2018 Masahiro Kimura, Shigehisa Hanada, Jun Okabe, Yoshiki Okamoto, Akshay Garg Approach to the high recovery BWRO MELPRO2018 (Conference on Membrane and Electromentrane Processes)
2013 Yohito Ito, Shigehisa Hanada, Tamotsu Kitade, Yuji Tanaka, Masaru Kurihara, Yui Takahashi, Hiroshi X Chiura, Minoru Ijichi, Kazuhiro Kogure Clarification of quantitative and scientific impact of chemical addition for the establishment of Mega-ton per day sized SWRO desalination plant AWA-APDA Membranes and Desalination Conference 2013
2013 Kentaro Kobayashi, Hiroaki Tanaka, Hiroo Takabatake, Y. Tanaka, S.T. Lee, N. Yamashita, H. Tanaka Advanced Water Reclamation System Based on UF membrane for Agricultural Use AWA-APDA Membranes and Desalination Conference 2013
2013 Yohito Ito, Shigehisa Hanada, Tamotsu Kitade, Yuji Tanaka, Masaru Kurihara Clarification of Impact of Biofouling triggered by Chemical Addition IDA World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse 2013 Tianjin
2012 Jihoon Cheon, Yasunori Sekine, Hiroo Takabatake, Kazuhiko Noto, Tadahiro Uemura Demonstration of More Than 30% of Energy Saving by the Seawater Desalination System Conbined with Wastewater Treatment System Singapore International Water Week 2012 (SIWW2012)
2011 Kentaro Kobayashi, Hironobu Suzuki, Hiroo Takabatake, Yuji Tanaka, Y. Nishida, S.T. Lee, N. Yamashita, H. Tanaka Virus Removal for Energy-Saving Sewage Reclamation System with UF Membrane The 4th IWA-ASPIRE Conference & Exhibition
2011 Masahiro Henmi, Masahiro Kimura, Masahide Taniguchi, Takao Sasaki and Tadahiro Uemura High performance RO elements and integrated membrane system for desalination & water reuses IDA World Congress 2011
2008 Tamotsu Kitade, Masahide Taniguchi, Shinichi Minegishi, Tadahiro Uemura UF+RO Integrated Membrane System for Waste Water Reuse 2008 Asia-Pacific Congerence on Desalination & Water Reuse