Symposium on ongoing research and/or future research between Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University and Kyoto University
Date: March 10, 2011
Venue: Room 208 of Building CI, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, China
- Global COE Program “Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities”
- Environmental Management Leader (EML) Program
Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University
Number of attendants: 19
The symposium on present research and/or future research between Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University and Kyoto University was held at Room 208 of Building C, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University (GSST), China on March 10th, 2011. Delegates from Kyoto University and GSST participated to the symposium. The objectives of this symposium were 1) to know the research interests of both countries, 2) to make a good friendship between China and Japan, 3) to understand current situation of Chinese facilities relevant to environment.
The symposium was carried out on Thursday 10th of March. Prof. Yuntao GUAN of Tsinghua University delivered the opening address. He summarized the achievements of the Kyoto-Tsinghua CRECET has obtained during the last five years. Next, a total of 12 participants including 11 master and doctoral students and 1 post-doc. gave presentations on their ongoing researches and future interests. The symposium has mainly addressed topics related to membrane treatment, POPs, wastewater treatment models, catalysts, PPCPs and so on. Keen discussion was carried out in this symposium. Finally, Prof. Hiroaki TANAKA gave the closing remarks. He suggested how to improve to an intelligible presentation to the audience and how to enhance friendship of both countries. This symposium was broadcasted to Katsura campus of Kyoto University through the remote conference system.
In the second half of the day, all the participants visited Xiaping landfill site where the solid waste of central Shenzhen is received and dumped. In this landfill site, the participants showed their interests to the methane gas recovery from solid waste. Then, Binhe wastewater treatment plant was visited. This plant has advanced treatment system such as A2O, sand filtration and ozonation.
The plant has been just reformed in order to improve effluent water quality. The plant seems to be a Japanese one. It also indicated the development of the environmental facilities in China which is extremely fast.
Finally, a river which locates in downtown of Shenzhen city was visited. Floating sludge which was emitting methane gas was observed on the surface of the river due to the serious water pollution. Since this situation was never notice in Japanese river now, it is expected that this experience will be helpful for their future improvement. This symposium and site visit provided an opportunity to understand the current environmental condition of southern China and building better relations of both countries.