Yuji Imamura

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The disposal of chromated copper arsenate (CCA)-treated wood is becoming a serious problem in many countries due to increasing levels of contamination by the hazardous elements, chromium, copper and arsenic. The present experiment was conducted as a preliminary step toward one-step solvent extraction of CCA-treated wood. Because chromium, copper and arsenic(More)
Surface treatment of wood was carried out using acryl-silicon type resin including didecyl dimethyl ammonium tetrafluoroborate (DBF), boron-containing quaternary ammonia compound. Surface-treated wood specimens were exposed laboratory decay resistance tests after completing a 10-cyle severe weathering process. In laboratory decay resistance tests, one(More)
We investigated the resistance of wood charcoal against ozone and estimated the half-life of the charcoal in air. The weight of wood charcoal prepared by the carbonization of Fagus crenata sawdust at 400°C (C-400) was not affected with up to 8.5% ozone while the charcoal prepared at 1000°C (C-1000) burned with 4.9% ozone. Pores with a diameter of(More)
To enhance dimensional stability and biological properties, low molecular weight phenolic resins of a conventional alkaline type and neutralized type were impregnated into Japanese cedar wood (Cryptomeria japonica D. Don) and heat-cured. The treatment with the neutralized type resin retained the original wood color, whereas the alkaline treatment changed(More)
Wood-mineral composites were made by introducing inorganic substances into wood using the water glass (sodium silicate)-boron compound system (double treatment). Composites were also prepared with boron compounds alone (single treatment), and biological resistances of the two types of composites were evaluated and compared. After the leaching procedure, the(More)
The potential of termite (Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki) and fungal attacks [Fomitopsis palustris (Berkeley et Curtis) Murrill (FFPRI 0507) and Trametes versicolor (L. ex Fr.) Quel (FFPRI 1030)] against moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens Mazel) were evaluated with regard to the seasonal and height-dependent changes of the free glucose and starch(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the long-term (greater than 2 years) results of seton drainage on anal fistulae in patients with Crohn's disease. Methods: Between September 1990 and September 1999, 32 patients with Crohn's disease underwent seton drainage for complex anal fistulae. The median follow-up time in these patients was 62 months (range, 25–133(More)
Recently, the alteration of peripheral T cells has become a focus of attention in research on Crohn's disease (CD). To examine the characteristics of peripheral T cells in CD patients, we analyzed the expression of a memory T cell marker (CD45RO(Bright)CD3+) and the cytokine production by peripheral helper and cytotoxic T cells in patients with CD. With the(More)
A rare case of anomalous arrangement of the pancreaticobiliary ductal system without dilatation of the biliary tract (AAPBDS without DBT) associated with mucosal dysplasia of the biliary duct is described herein. A 53 year old male with a long history of diarrhea and right upper abdominal pain was diagnosed as having AAPBDS without DBT by endoscopic(More)
The bordered pit membranes of conifer tracheids, which are embedded in amorphous substances throughout the differentiating zone, are perforated in the margo region in the process of maturing. The pit membranes of differentiating tracheids were treated with hemicellulase and pectinase, and the morphological changes caused by the enzymes were examined.(More)