Welcome to the website of the Water Treatment Lab of Nagasaki University.
The Water Treatment Lab focuses on the development of membrane-based water treatment technologies and analytical techniques to produce high-quality and reliable recycled water for Non-Potable and Potable Water Reuse.

Update & News

17th February 2018 (New)
- Our new article "Online monitoring of N‐nitrosodimethylamine rejection as a performance indicator of trace organic chemical removal by reverse osmosis" in Chemosphere is available online.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045653518303072
https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Wba3AOM9lRzW (free download until 12th April)

8th February 2018 (Information)
- Taka will be presenting our research outcome titled "Modification of reverse osmosis membranes for improved removal of N-nitrosodimethylamine" at the 2018 Water Research Foundation Conference in Atlanta, USA on 7th May 2018.

3rd February 2018 (Information)
- Taka's interview in Emerging Investigators Series of Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology blog.
http://blogs.rsc.org/ew/2018/02/02/emerging-investigators-series-takahiro-fujioka

2nd February 2018 (Information)
- International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Special Issue "Membrane Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment" is now open for submission.



15th January 2018
- Our new article "A steric pore-flow model to predict the transport of small and uncharged solutes through a reverse osmosis membrane" in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology has been accepted and is available online.

12th December 2017
- Our new article "High rejection reverse osmosis membrane for removal of N-nitrosamines and their precursors" in Water Research is available online.

September - October 2017
Taka stayed in the University of Arizona as a short-term scholar for 2 months in 2017 and 4 months in 2018.

14th September 2017
- Our new article "Near real-time N-nitrosodimethylamine monitoring in potable water reuse via online high-performance liquid chromatography-photochemical reaction-chemiluminescence" in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology is available on line.

1st August 2017
- Our new article "Membrane fouling, chemical cleaning and separation performance assessment of a chlorine-resistant nanofiltration membrane for water recycling applications" in Separation and Purification Technology is available on line.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1383586617313345

19th April 2017
- Our new article "Role of membrane fouling substances on the rejection of N-nitrosamines by reverse osmosis" in Water Research is available on line.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0043135417302518

14th March 2017
- Our new article "Degradation of N-Nitrosodimethylamine by UV-Based Advanced Oxidation Processes for Potable Reuse: a Short Review" in Current Pollution Reports is available on line.
http://rdcu.be/p2sAhttp://rdcu.be/p2sA
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40726-017-0052-x


13th March 2017
- Taka gave an invited presentation titled "Transport of trace organic chemicals through RO membranes for potable water reuse / 下水飲用再利用における微量物質の膜透過" at the Maku Salon organised by Kobe University. http://maftech-kobe.or.jp/home/salon/

20th December 2016
- Taka visited in Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam for future collaboration with A/Prof. Bui Xuan Thanh. www.buixuanthanh.com

5th December 2016
- Taka gave an invited presentation titled "Prediction of transport of trace organic chemicals through RO membranes  / 下水再生における微量物質の膜透過予測" in Kitakyushu. http://committees.jsce.or.jp/eec/

27th October 2016
- Taka gave an invited presentation at the 33th New Membrane Technology Symposium 2016 in Tokyo. https://school.jma.or.jp/membrane/index.html

20th September 2016
- Taka gave an invited presentation titled "Role of membrane technologies in potable water reuse and their R&D topics / 下水飲用再利用における膜処理の役割と今後の開発課題" at the Maku Salon organised by Kobe University. http://maftech-kobe.or.jp/home/salon/