Toshiaki Kimura

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This paper discusses a scheme that allows all parties involved in the maintenance of a chemical plant: the plant owner (customer), the engineering company, the equipment vendors, and the maintenance firms, to form a service virtual enterprise (SVE) whenever a maintenance service is necessary, in an attempt to provide required services more timely. This(More)
This research paper presents and discusses a manufacturing support system which supports not only maintenance services but also consulting services for manufacturing systems consisting of multi-vendor machine tools. In order to do this the system enables inter-enterprise collaboration between engineering companies and machine tool vendors. The manufacturing(More)
Lean production systems require an information-interoperable environment that can process diverse factory information for all workers to do KAIZEN activities. Moreover, the information-interoperable environment should be connected to an inter-enterprise collaboration environment. For those reasons, an Information-Interoperable Environment (IIE) that can(More)
The photocatalytic degradation of a nonionic surfactant, Sanonic SS-90 (polyoxyethylene alkyl ether) which is one of polyoxyethylene nonionic surfactants, in water has been investigated using immobilized titanium dioxide (TiO2) photocatalyst. An external UV irradiation type airlift reactor was used as a photoreactor. The effects of initial nonionic(More)
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