Yasuaki Maeda

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Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are shown to be globally distributed, environmentally persistent, and bioaccumulative. Although the toxicities of these compounds were reported, the cleanup procedure from the environment is not developed because of their inertness. In this report the sonochemical degradations of PFOS and(More)
We analyzed the concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in both particulate matter (PM) and the gaseous phase at 10 roadside sites in Hanoi, Vietnam. The average concentrations of 47 PAHs ( summation 47PAHs) were 63 +/- 82 ng m(-3) in PM and 480 +/- 300 ng m(-3) in the gaseous phase. The PAHs mainly originated from motorcycles without(More)
CARMEN EUGENIA STAVARACHE1*, JOHN MORRIS2, YASUAKI MAEDA3, IKUKO OYANE3, MIRCEA VINATORU1 1 ‘C. D. Nenitzescu’ Institute of Organic Chemistry, Spl. Independentzei, 202B, 060023 Bucharest, PO-Box 15-254, Romania 2 Syringa Bioscience (Pty) Ldt, Unit 8, Ferndale Industrial Park, 18 Lyn Road, Ferndale Ext. 4, Randburg, 2195, South Africa 3 College of(More)
The fate of salts in drying aqueous solution was investigated. In the drying of acidic solutions, weak acid ions and chloride ions combine with protons and evaporate, depending on the proton concentration. In the drying of alkaline solutions, weak acid ions evaporate or remain as salts depending on the ratio of the concentrations of excess nonvolatile(More)
A transesterification reaction of waste cooking oils (WCO) with methanol in the presence of a potassium hydroxide catalyst was performed in a continuous ultrasonic reactor of low-frequency 20 kHz with input capacity of 1 kW, in a two-step process. For the first step, the transesterification was carried out with the molar ratio of methanol to WCO of 2.5:1,(More)
The sonochemical decolorization and decomposition of azo dyes, such as C. I. Reactive Red 22 and methyl orange, were performed from the viewpoints of wastewater treatment and to determine the reaction kinetics. A low concentration of the azo dye solution was irradiated with a 200 kHz and 1.25 W/cm2 ultrasound in a homogeneous aqueous solution. The azo dye(More)
Acoustic cavitation generates transient microbubbles with extremely high temperatures and high pressures, which can provide unique reaction routes. The maximum bubble temperature attained is widely known to be dependent on the polytropic index and thermal conductivity of the dissolved gas. Here, we show for the first time experimental evidence that the(More)
The influence of reaction vessel diameter on the sonochemical yield was investigated by using reaction vessels with five different diameters. It was revealed that the formation of H(2)O(2) and chloride ion, from the sonolysis of pure water and 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene aqueous solution, was affected by the reaction vessel diameter. That is, these yields(More)
Various aromatic compounds, i.e., nitrobenzene, aniline, phenol, benzoic acid, salicylic acid, 2-chlorophenol, 4-chlorophenol, styrene, chlorobenzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and n-propylbenzene were decomposed under identical ultrasonic irradiation conditions. The relationships between the initial rates of degradation of these aromatic compounds and their(More)
The sonolytic degradation of alkylphenols (APs), such as butylphenol, pentylphenol, octylphenol, and nonylphenol (NP), in water was investigated at a sound frequency of 200 kHz with an acoustic intensity of 6 W cm(-2) under argon, oxygen, and air atmospheres. The sonolytic degradation rate of the APs under the conditions of the present study depended upon(More)