Toshiyuki Oyama

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Hairy root cultures of Solanum aculeatissimum were established by trans-formation using Agrobacterium rhizogenes strain 15834. Root growth and production of steroidal saponin were investigated under various culture conditions. Transformed roots grew better in Gamborg's B5 medium containing 3 % sucrose under continuous light than in the dark. Also, the roots(More)
This article examines the oxidative disposal of Prozac(®) (also known as Fluoxetine, FXT) through several oxidative processes with and without UV irradiation: for example, TiO(2) alone, O(3) alone, and the hybrid methods comprised of O(3) + H(2)O(2) (PEROXONE process), TiO(2) + O(3) and TiO(2) + O(3) + H(2)O(2) at the laboratory scale. Results show a strong(More)
Persistent fluorinated substances, such as the fluorine-bearing pharmaceutical drugs Fluoxetine (FLX; Prozac) and Fluvoxamine maleate (FOM) together with several other substrates (fluorobenzoic acid and fluoroaliphatic model compounds), were photochemically defluorinated and degraded under UVC illumination in relatively good yields in the presence of a wide(More)
A tubular-type solar photoreactor system powered by commercial solar panels and consisting of six 20-tube modules (Pyrex glass) to mimic a pilot plant scale configuration was designed and constructed to examine the remediation of simulated wastewaters contaminated with various classes of organic pollutants such as endocrine disruptors (e.g. bisphenol A),(More)
 Callus was induced from the epicotyl of S. aculeatissimum, and the relation between culture conditions and the production of steroidal saponins in the callus was studied. The results indicated that the callus produced the steroidal saponins aculeatiside A and B. The highest production of steroidal saponins occurred at the middle of the log phase. Optimal(More)
Agrochemicals such as the insecticide Fipronil that bear fluoro groups are generally fat-soluble and nearly insoluble in water, so that their photodegradation in a heterogeneous aqueous gallium oxide dispersion presents some challenges. This article examined the photodegradation of this insecticide by solubilizing it through the addition of organic solvents(More)
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