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New method for evaluating illegal and informal mercury trading
Yingchao Cheng et al. (2022) Examining the inconsistency of mercury flow in post-Minamata Convention global trade concerning artisanal and small-scale gold mining activity. Resources,
Conservation and Recycling
, 185, 106461.
Takuma Watari, Zhi Cao, Sho Hata, and Keisuke Nansai (2022) Efficient use of cement and concrete to reduce reliance on supply-side technologies for net-zero emissions,
, 13, 4158.
Carbon neutral; Heavy industry; Construction material
Cheng, Y., Nakajima, K., Nansai, K., Seccatore, J., Veiga, M.M. and Takaoka, M., 2022. Examining the inconsistency of mercury flow in post-Minamata Convention global trade concerning artisanal and small-scale gold mining activity.
Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 185
Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM)
Science Animation; What is the best way to reduce air-pollution-related infant deaths in developing countries?
Nansai et al. (2021), Consumption in the G20 nations causes particulate air pollution resulting in two million premature deaths annually,
, 12, 6286.
Takuro Kobayashi and Hidetoshi Kuramochi (2022) Optimized production conditions and activation of biochar for effective promotion of long-chain fatty acid degradation in anaerobic digestion,
Biochar, Direct Electron Transfer, Anaerobic Palmitate Degradation
Taku Kadoya, Yayoi Takeuchi, Yushin Shinoda, Keisuke Nansai (2022), Shifting agriculture is the dominant driver of forest disturbance in threatened forest species' ranges,
Communications Earth & Environment
, 3, 108.
Agriculture, Biodiversity, Forest disturbance driver, Forestry, Land use
Sho Hata, Keisuke Nansai, Kenichi Nakajima (2022), Fixed-capital formation for services in Japan incurs substantial carbon-intensive material consumption,
Resources, Conservation and Recycling
, 182, 106334.
Input-output analysis, Fixed-capital endogenization, Matrix augmentation method, Block matrix decomposition, Capital-embodied material footprint
Go Suzuki, Natsuyo Uchida, Le Huu Tuyen, Kosuke Tanaka, Hidenori Matsukami, Tatsuya Kunisue, Shin Takahashi, Pham Hung Viet, Hidetoshi Kuramochi, Masahiro Osako (2022) Mechanical recycling of plastic waste as a point source of microplastic pollution.
, 303, 119114.
Microplastics, Mechanical recycling, Point source, Occurrence, Discharge
Natsuko Kajiwara, Hidenori Matsukami, Govindan Malarvannan, Paromita Chakraborty, Adrian Covaci, Hidetaka Takigami (2022), Recycling plastics containing decabromodiphenyl ether into new consumer products including children’s toys purchased in Japan and seventeen other countries.
Brominated flame retardants (BFRs); Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs); e-waste; Circular economy; Black plastic
Takuma Watari, Stephen Northey, Damien Giurco, Sho Hata, Ryosuke Yokoi, Keisuke Nansai, and Kenichi Nakajima (2022), Global copper cycles and greenhouse gas emissions in a 1.5 °C world,
Resource Conservation and Recycling
, 179, 106118.
Material flow analysis; Climate change; Material stock; Renewable energy; Electric vehicle
Ryu Koide, Shinsuke Murakami, Keisuke Nansai (2022) Prioritising low-risk and high-potential circular economy strategies for decarbonisation: A meta-analysis on consumer-oriented product-service systems.
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
, 155, 111858.
Product service systems; Circular economy; Greenhouse gas emissions; Life cycle assessment; Consumer product; Systematic review; Meta-analysis
Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei)
Kankyo Business Online