Policy Statement Our life consumes much energy and many resources, which results in various environmental issues. To realize cleaner environment, technologies controlling environmental pollutants and preventing their diffusion into the environment, technologies purifying environmental pollutants, and technologies for environmental assessment as well as evaluation of energy utilization and environmental technologies shall be developed.

Measurements of Pollutants
Development of technologies to measure trace chemicals rapidly and precisely shall be performed. The measurement systems will be used to control emission sources and to diagnose the environment.

Evaluation and Prediction of Environmental Impacts
Models capable of assessing the distribution, accumulation and circulation mechanisms of NOx, SPM, hazardous chemicals, CO2 and others in the environment shall be developed.

Cleaning of the Environment
Energy- and resources-saving technologies that can suppress the emission of pollutants into the environment, as well as purify and/or remediate contaminated environments (air, water, soils, ocean) shall be developed.
The Institute The Institute for Environmental Management Technology (EM-TECH) is committed to comprehensive advancement of technological development and evaluation procedures required for environmental management from the emission source through to global scale scenarios (1. measurement of pollutants, 2. evaluation and estimation of the environmental impact of substances, and 3. environmental cleaning).

The primary objective of our efforts is "Creation of a comfortable and safe environment". We focus in particular on the environmental problems of this age, including urban environmental issues, chemical substance issues, and global warming. Furthermore, the organic links between our 11 research groups allow us to readily respond to the research and development of high priority as listed in the following.
Development of energy- and resources-saving mitigation technologies as well as measurement technologies for safe handling and containment of chemical compounds, of pollutants (including greenhouse gases), and remediation of polluted environments.
Development of environmental impact evaluation technologies and procedures, and evaluation procedures for energy- and environmental-related technologies encompassing local-area through to global-scale scenarios.
Development and popularization of technologies and procedures contributing to the establishment of a framework for required environmental management standards.
Message from the Director Our well-being life depends on the manufacture and use of various items, which necessitates the consumption of large quantities of energy and resources. As a result, various environmental issues emerge on both local and global scales and all points in between. The amount of "substances that affect the environment" (pollutants) generated by man must not exceed the capacity of the environment to handle this amount in order that a comfortable and safe environment be preserved while simultaneously maintaining industrial and economic activity. In other words we must "realize both sustainable development and environmental preservation".

The promotion of efficient energy- utilization, reduction in use of resources, and resource restoration is of course important for the purpose of reducing emissions of pollutants. Nevertheless, it is impossible to achieve zero emissions of such pollutants. Rather, environmental management requires a comprehensive research and development approach that encompasses ascertaining emission sources and amounts of pollutants, determining their behavior in the environment, evaluating their environmental impact, and adopting appropriate countermeasures.

The R&D objectives of our organization are shown in the figure. They may be summarized as follows: Development of user friendly, cost effective measuring instruments and techniques; Collection of environmental data and development of techniques and models to evaluate these data that generate easily understandable results; Development of mitigation technologies that utilize as little energy and resources as possible.

The institute employs 65 full-time researchers and approximately 47 part-time researchers engaged in research that contributes to creation of a pleasant and safe environment and development of the environmental industry, as well as environmental regulation. Various research fields concern with environmental management research, and I believe that many tasks cannot be accomplished through the work of a single organization.
I sincerely hope that visitors who access this website will provide us with feedback and ideas for research, as well as open up the possibility of cooperative research.

Staff Director, Research Institute Mikiya Tanaka
Deputy Director, Research Institute Hiroaki Kondo
Atsushi Ogata
Principal Research Manager Masaki Torimura
Research Manager Masayoshi Takahashi
. Koji Takeuchi
Administrative Employees Masayoshi Inoue
Naoko Nishimura
Tomomi Kawai
Full list of staff members is here

E-mail: emtech

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