Monday, December 14, 2009

Kyoto University Japan

Photo captured infront of the Environmental Prevention Centre, Kyoto University, Japan
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Farewell dinner by Prof. Sakai at Israeli's Restaurant

Prof Sakai dan Mr Yano of Kyoto University

This is Israeli vegetarian dish that was served during the dinner. The taste was so good and delicious, starting with a bowl of salad. On the right of the chopstick is "cokodok look alike".

Presenting a present on behalf of UKM to Prof Sakai after thi dinner
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Nice advert on the waste bin in Japan

It only takes fingers to throw it away, but it takes the whole body to clean it up !!. This advert was seen on the waste bin at Izumiya Shopping mall in Kyoto City, Japan
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Kyoto City Government Landfill site (Mountainous Landfill – 300 m height)

The East Mountainous Landfill Site is a storage structure (landfill dam) constructed in a valley in the upper reach of the Yamashina Otowa River for disposing incineration residues and incombustibles in the mountainous region. The disposal site is carefully operated to achieve great protection for the living environment and human. The area of the landfill is 156 ha, including landfill area about 24 ha. The landfill volume is about 4,500,000 m3. The operation started in FY2000 after 17 years of research and construction, starting in 1982. The project cost is approximately 52,300 million yen, and some of the cost was supported by the Japanese Government (i.e. the Federal Government). This landfill is equipped with landfill Dam, flood control and water utilisation dam, access road (4.5 km with bridges and 3 tunnels), leachate storage tank, leachate pre-treatment facility, leachate treatment facility, Otawa river erosion control dam & high temperature incinerator plant (1200oC furnace) – operating in 2010

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Kobe Offshore Landfill in Osaka Bay, Japan

Helicopter view of the Kobe offshore landfill

Floating leachate treatment facility at the landfill

Very tight security of the landfill, gated and guarded 24-7
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Shinkansen from Fukuoka to Kyoto

Travel using Shinkansen from Kyoto-Fukuoka-Kyoto. The distance between Kyoto-Fukuoka is 400km, and with Shinkansen it will take about 2 hours and 15 minutes (with a speed almost 200 km/hour)

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Smelting plant to recover metals from waste in Fukuoka Japan

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Leachate treatment facility at Nakata Landfill

Leachate from Nakata Landfill is aerated in this pond

Please read!

The difference between raw leachate and treated water

Even Koi fish can live in a treated water !!
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Prof Matsufuji Laboratory - Lysimeter

Extra lange Landfill Simulator H06 was set-up in 2006, and has been operating for 3 years now. The simulator was built with a total cost of 100 million Yen (Including the building). The budget was provided by Ministry of Japan (50%) and Fukuoka University (50%).

A student is collecting leachate from this landfill

Infrared scanner to measure the temperature of the lysimeter

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Welcome dinner from Prof Matsufuji of Fukuoka University

Picture after the dinner. Back row is Associate Professor Dr. Ayako Tanaka, Professor Matsufuji and Dr Asari. Front row is Mr Ali and myself

Receiving a momento from Prof. Matsufuji from Fukuoka University

Japanese restaurant, famous for japanese taufo
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Lunch with Dr. Osamu Hirata of Fukuoka University

Waiting for food with Dr Hirata of Fukuoka University

This is my lunch that day. Tempanyaki fish, raw fish, miso soup, raw oyster, rice and japanese tea.
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Visiting Nakata Landfill in Fukuoka, Japan

Nakata sanitary landfill in Japan

Methane gas collection pipes

The quality of leachatebefore treatment (raw leachate). This leachate is pumped 2.5 km to the leachate treatment plant.

Groundwater Monitoring well
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Land-use after landfill closure at Fukuoka , Japan

This landfill was converted to comunity park where people can rent the space (they call it box) to cultivate vegetables. Photo shows the main entrance of this community park.

Each plot/box consists of small house and a plot to grow fruits and vegetables on this former landfill.

Signboard in Japanese indicating a layout view of the small plots on this former landfill

Part of the former landfill was used as a recreational park equipped with a gym and playing field.

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