粘土系土壌粒子の化学コーティングは水の蒸発を遅らせる。世界初。Chemical-coating of clay-based soil particles slows water evaporation. World’s first.

Plastic sheeting is commonly used to conserve water in crop production, but its waste has become a challenge. We report that a silane coupling agents-based coating can be applied to natural clayey soil samples to suppress water evaporation. 一般的に作物の生産で水を節約するために、プラスチックのシートが使われているが、その廃棄物が課題となった。本研究では、水の蒸発を抑制するために、天然の粘土質土壌にシランカップリング剤系コーティングが適用できることを報告している。

TUAT “moonshot” project PI, Dr. T. Suzuki on NHK-TV (Feb.6)“昆虫食”が世界を救う”Insect Food” will save the world.

多様な方法で「貧栄養のエサ」から「良質のたんぱく質を作り出す」昆虫の驚きの能力や、飼育による環境負荷が小さい「地球にやさしい食糧源」としての可能性も見えてきた。various ways, and their potential as an “earth-friendly food source” with a small environmental impact from their farming, have also come to be recognized.

【植物とエアロゾル】作物・小松菜に水溶性微粒子を長期的に散布した After long-term spraying of water-soluble fine particles on a crop (komatsuna)…

Short Introductions of other papers: /paper/ Komatsuna plants were grown and exposed to ammonium sulfate (((NH4)2SO4), AS) submicron particles for 16 days (22.5 µg m−3 per day) in phytotrons. The amount of particles deposited on the leaf  decreased over time, because AS particles deposited on the leaf deliquesced, allowing ions such as SO42− in the…

【環境技術、材料合成】ココナツ殻由来素材の表面に微粒子を集積 Fine particles on bio-composite surface.

Other “intro” of papers from our lab >> /tag/paper/   HIGHLIGHTS:* Physical treatment on the biocomposite increases the surface roughness.* Single bond COOH network on the treated biocomposite promotes the particle deposition.* The network reduces the particles repulsion during the deposition process. # Bio-composite(バイオコンポジット)is a composite material formed by a matrix (resin) and a reinforcement of…

【環境技術】薄板の裏側まで微粒子が沈着?Are the particles deposited to the back of a sheet?

Simultaneous deposition of submicron aerosols onto both surfaces of a plate substrate by electrostatic forces We demonstrate one-step deposition of submicrometer-sized particles suspended in the gas-phase onto a plate type substrate using an electrostatic-assisted spray system. The particles were deposited on plate-type metallic surfaces, on both front and rear sides of the substrate. This “both-side”…