Asian Science and Technology Seminar (ASTS) in Thailand

Date: 10th,11th, March, 2008
Place: Swissotel Nai Lert Park, Bangkok, Thailand
Sponsored/Organized by:
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
(under the Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT))
Cooperation with:
Science Council of Asia (SCA),
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA),
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT),
Southeast Asian Center for Water Environment Technology(SACWET)


* Each Speakers have 20min Oral presentation & 5min Q&A time

March 10

(8:00-9:20 SCA meeting, invitation only)
9:30-9:40 Opening remarks
·Mr. TAKAHASHI Fumiaki (Executive Director of JST, Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia)
·Mr. Prayoon Shiowattana (Vice President, NSTDA)
·Prof. Chongrak Polprasert (AIT, Thailand)

9:40-10:00 Quick review of past ASTS (environment & energy) activities
·Dr. INOUE Kotaro (JST, Japan)/ Ms. AZUMA Mikiko (JST, Japan)

10:00-12:05 SESSION 1 Hazardous material risk control
Chair: Prof. NAKAJIMA Jun, Ritsumeikan Univ., Japan
·S1-1 10:00- 10:25 Microbial transformation of arsenic
(Dr. FUKUSHI Kensuke (Univ. Tokyo, Japan))
·S1-2 10:25- 10:50 Arsenic in Vegetables and its Implications on Human Arsenic Exposure
(Prof. M Ashraf Ali (Bangladesh Univ. of Engineering and Technology))
·S1-3 10:50- 11:15 Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater in Cambodia
(Dr. Sethy Sour (Royal Univ. of Phnom Penh, Cambodia))
·S1-4 11:15- 11:40 Strategies for Arsenic Pollution Control in China and Innovative Technologies Based on In Situ Coating and Embedded Regeneration Processes
(Dr. Jiuhui Qu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China))
·S1-5 11:40- 12:05 Drinking Water Production System for Arsenic Removal: Case Study in Moo 2, Ronpiboon Sub-district, Ronpiboon District, Nakhon Sri Thamarat
(Dr. Porntip Sridang (AIT, Thailand))

12:05-13:00 LUNCH

13:00-13:50 SESSION 1(Continued) Hazardous material risk control
·S1-6 13:00- 13:25 Global contamination of Perfluorinated Compounds
- Recognition of their problems, countermeasures and future
(Prof. FUJII Shigeo (Kyoto University, Japan))
·S1-7 13:25- 13:50 The Environmental and Health Concerns Associated with Fluoride in Drinking Water
(Prof. Genandrialine L. Peralta (Univ. of the Philippines, Diliman))

13:50-14:20 DISCUSSION
14:20-14:50 COFFEE BREAK

14:50-16:55 SESSION 2 Bioengineering and molecular techniques for water/ wastewater
Chair: Prof. Chongrak Polprasert, AIT, Thailand
·S2-1 14:50- 15:15 India-Japan International Collaboration for an Innovative Sewage Treatment Technology with Cost-effective and Minimum-energy Requirement
(Prof. HARADA Hideki (Tohoku Univ., Japan))
·S2-2 15:15- 15:40 Problem of low-cost ammonium removal in drinking and waste waters in Vietnam
(Dr. Cao The Ha (Hanoi Univ. of Science (HUS), Vietnam))
·S2-3 15:40- 16:05 Sustainable Sanitation System based on the concept: "don't collect" and "don't mix" wastewater
(Prof. FUNAMIZU Naoyuki (Hokkaido Univ., Japan))
·S2-4 16:05- 16:30 The Application of Biological Processes in Several Industrial Wastewater in Indonesia
(Prof. Tjandra Setiadi (Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia))
·S2-5 16:30- 16:55 HOPE technique for Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses in Environmental Microbiological Studies
(Dr. LIU, WEN-TSO (National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore))

16:55-17:30 DISCUSSION

18:00- Reception
(Prof. Vilas Wuwongse, Vice President of AIT Mr. TAKAHASHI Fumiaki, JST)

March 11

(8:00-9:20 SCA Open session / Keynote speech)
Prof. OHGAKI Shinichiro (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
9:30-11:10 SESSION 3 Advanced technologies for water and wastewater treatment
Chair: Prof. YAMAMOTO Kazuo, Univ. Tokyo, Japan
·S3-1 9:30- 9:55 100 Years of Biological Wastewater Treatment: A Perspective
(Prof. Chuan-hong XING(Zhengzhou Univ., China))
·S3-2 9:55- 10:20 Development of integrated filtration system for water treatment and wastewater reclamation in developing countries
(Dr. Chart Chiemchaisri (Kassesart Univ., Thailand))
·S3-3 10:20- 10:45 Membrane technology for water and wastewater Treatment in Thailand
(Dr. Chavalit Ratanatamskul (Chulalongkorn Univ., Thailand))
·S3-4 10:45- 11:10 New Advancement of Seawater Desalination Reverse Osmosis Membranes (SWRO)
(Dr. KURIHARA Masaru(Adviser, Toray Industries, Inc., Japan))

11:10-11:40 DISCUSSION
11:40-12:50 LUNCH

12:50-14:05 SESSION 4 Rainwater and groundwater resources management
Chair: Prof. FURUMAI Hiroaki, Univ. Tokyo, Japan
·S4-1 12:50- 13:15 Climate change impact and adaptation study for coastal aquifers in selected Asian cities
(Dr. Babel, Mukand Singh (AIT, Thailand))
·S4-2 13:15- 13:40 Groundwater Management Issues in Sri Lanka
(Dr. Gemunu Herath (Univ. Peradeniya, Sri Lanka))
·S4-3 13:40- 14:05 Sustainable Water Supply in Dhaka City: Present & Future
(Prof. MD. MAFIZUR RAHMAN (Bangladesh Univ. of Engineering and Technology (BUET))

14:05-14:30 COFFEE BREAK

14:30-15:45 SESSION 4(Continued) Rainwater and groundwater resources management
·S4-4 14:30- 14:55 Design and operational data for several rainwater harvesting and management systems in Korea
(Prof. Han, Mooyoung (Seoul National Univ., Korea))
·S4-5 14:55- 15:20 Management Process for Realization of River Basin Control towards the Creation of the Urbanized Hydrological System to be Well-Balanced
(Dr. IMBE Masahiro(Association for Rainwater Storage and Infiltration Technology(ARSIT), Japan))

15:45-16:15 DISCUSSION / DISCUSSION(OVER-ALL)

16:15- CLOSING REMARKS
Prof. OHGAKI Shinichiro(Univ. Tokyo, Japan)