Ryunosuke Kikuchi


  • He has been a full professor of Ryukoku University since 2010. He was an associate professor at Coimbra College of Agriculture in Portugal where he gave the following lectures from 1999 to 2010: Physic-chemical Treatments, Treatments of Effluent I, Industrial Waste Management, Cost Engineering of Processes, Atmospheric Pollution, Energy and Environment, Solid Waste Treatments, Technical Design, Electro-mechanic Equipments, Gas Effluents and Process Treatments, Environmental Pollution, Energy Valorization of Waste, Ecotoxicology and Organic Chemistry (Laboratory Experiments). The 2008 National Prize of Environmental Innovation was awarded for his work “One-process gasification/smelting unit for production of energy from mixed waste” in Lisbon. He was a researcher at Limnology and Environmental Protection Department of Helsinki University in Finland from 1997 to 1999.
    He performed the duties of assistant coordinator at the Environment Ministry in Bulgaria from 1995 to 1997.
    Various research works have made progresses during his activity in countries such as Portugal, Japan, South Africa, Angola, Czech, Finland, East-Timor, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, etc.
    He has bee a member of CERNAS since 2001.
  • Name: Ryunosuke Kikuchi
    ORCID Number: orcid.org/0000-0002-4819-8605
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    Institucional Adress: Faculty of Sci. & Tech., Ryukoku University, 1-5 Yokotani, Seta, Otsu, 520-2194 Japan
    Email: kikuchi@rins.ryukoku.ac.jp
    Institutional Telephone: (+81) 77 544 7129
  • R. Kikuchi
    A Sustainable Approach to the Harmonization of Electric Power Availability with the Mining Industry in Africa: a Case Study of Mozambique. (2015)
    Energy and Environmental Research , vol.5 (2), pp.15-21
    http://doi.org/DOI:10.5539/eer.v5n2p16

    R. Kikuchi, T. Yamamoto & M. Nakamoto
    41. Kikuchi, R., Yamamoto, T. and Nakamoto, M. 2014. Preliminary Information of Laboratorial Tantalum Recovery and Considerations for a Potential Solution for Conflict Mineral and Wildlife Conservation (2014)
    Environment and Natural Resources Research, vol.4 (1), pp.31-38
    http://doi.org/DOI:10.5539/enrr.v4n1p31

    R. Kikuchi, T. Yamamoto & M. Nakamoto
    Pre-Feasibility Study for Coupling Electronic Waste Recycling With Desert Greening in Africa (2013)
    Journal of Sustainable Development, vol.6 (10) , pp.69-77
    http://doi.org/DOI:10.5539/jsd.v6n10p69

    R. Kikuchi & T. Gobacheva
    Dominant factors of the nature regulating CO2 release from boreal forest land (2012)
    International Journal of Geosciences , vol.3, pp.333-339
    http://doi.org/DOI:10.4236/ijg.2012.32036

    R. Kikuchi
    African adaptation to climate change from the viewpoint of Green Revolution II (2012)
    Journal of Sustainable Development, vol.5 (5), pp.42-49
    http://doi.org/DOI:10.5539/jsd.v5n5p42

    R. Kikuchi
    Captive bears in human-animal welfare conflict – a case study of bile extraction on Asia’s bear farms (2012)
    Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, vol.25, pp.55-77
    http://doi.org/DOI: 10.1007/s10806-010-9290-2

    R. Kikuchi
    Environmental and socio-economic factors in carbon offsets: an approach to sustainable management and planning in climate change strategy (2011)
    Journal of Environmental Planning & Management, vol.54 (3), pp.355–367
    http://doi.org/DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2010.506084

    R. Kikuchi
    External forces acting on the Earth’s climate: an approach to understanding the complexity of climate change (2010)
    Energy and Environment, vol.21(8) , pp.953–968
    http://doi.org/DOI: 10.1260/0958-305X.21.8.953

    R. Kikuchi & M. Vanneste
    A theoretical exercise in the modeling of ground-level ozone resulting from the K-T asteroid impact: its possible link with the extinction selectivity of terrestrial vertebrates (2010)
    Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol.288, 14–23, pp.14–23
    http://doi.org/DOI:10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.01.027

    R. Kikuchi
    Risk formulation for sonic effects of offshore wind farms on fish in the EU region (2010)
    Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol.60, pp.172-177
    http://doi.org/DOI:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2009.09.023

    R. Kikuchi & R. Gerardo
    More than a decade of conflict between hazardous waste management and public resistance: a case study of NIMBY syndrome in Souselas (Portugal) (2009)
    Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol.179, pp.1681-1685
    http://doi.org/DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2009.07.062

    R. Kikuchi & T. Gorbacheva
    A field survey – Staroe lake suffering from atmospheric deposition in the region north of the Arctic Circle. (2009)
    Environmental Science and Pollution Research , vol.16 (4), pp.431-438
    http://doi.org/DOI: 10.1007/s11356-009-0108-6

    R.. Kikuchi & Y. Pelovski
    Low-dose irradiation by electron beam for the treatment of high-SOx flue gas on a semi-pilot scale – consideration of by-product quality and approach to clean technology (2009)
    Process Safety and Environmental Protection, vol.87, pp.135-143
    http://doi.org/DOI:10.1016/j.psep.2008.10.003

    R. Kikuchi, R. Gerardo & S. Santos
    Energy lifecycle assessment and environmental impacts of ethanol biofuel (2008)
    International Journal of Energy Research, vol.33 (2) , pp.186-193
    http://doi.org/DOI: 10.1002/er.1435

    R. Kikuchi & P. B. Amaral
    Conceptual schematic for capture of biomethane released from hydroelectric power facilities (2008)
    Bioresource Technology , vol.99, pp.5967-5971.
    http://doi.org/DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2007.10.030

    R. Kikuchi
    Aspectos da gestão de resíduos sólidos urbanos na cidade do Lubango – Angola (2008)
    Tecnologias do Ambiente, vol.83, pp.24-27
    DOI: NA

    R. Kikuchi, J. Kukacka & R. Raschman
    Grouping of mixed waste plastics according to chlorine content. (2008)
    Separation and Purification Technology , vol.61 (1), pp.75-81
    http://doi.org/DOI:10.1016/j.seppur.2007.10.001

    R. Kikuchi
    Adverse impacts of wind power generation on collision behavior of birds and anti-predator behavior of squirrels (2008)
    Journal for Nature Conservation, vol.16 (1) , pp.44-55
    http://doi.org/DOI:10.1016/j.jnc.2007.11.001

    R. Kikuchi & R. Gerardo
    Solução alternativa na recolha dos óleos alimentares através de ecopontos – solidificação dos óleos usados com sésamo (2007)
    Tecnologias do Ambiente, vol.76, pp.24-28
    DOI: NA

    R. K0ikuchi, A.B. Mukherjee & S.M. Santos
    Test results of laboratorial waste co-incineration and considerations for industrial cement production (2006)
    Journal of the Energy Institute , vol.79 (3, pp.145-151
    http://doi.org/DOI:10.1179/174602206X117751

  • R. Kikuchi & R. Gerardo
    Residual environmental impacts in post- mining site: a field survey on the Iberian Peninsula (2015)
    Chapter title: Advances in Environmental Research (pp. 49-61) , A. Daniel (ed.).
    Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge (New York)
    ISBN:ISBN 978-1-63482-885-7

    R. Kikuchi
    Underwater noise pollution: sonic threat of offshore windfarms to marine wildlife. (2014)
    Chapter title: Noise Pollution: Sources, Effects on Workplace Productivity and Health Implication (pp. 141-155), J. Schlapa (ed.).
    Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge (New York)
    ISBN:ISBN 978-1-63321-111-7

    R. Kikuchi
    Correlation between atmospheric CO2 and global climate from the viewpoints of carbon cycle and timescale (2014)
    Chapter title: Advances in Environmental Research (vol. 31, pp. 103-118), J. A. Daniels (ed.).
    Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge (New York)
    ISBN:ISBN 978-1-62948-746-5

    R. Kikuchi
    Taxonomical consideration of paleo-vertebrates: classification of dinosaurs from the anatomical viewpoint (2013)
    Chapter title: Advances in Zoology Research (pp. 205-220), O.P. Jenkins (ed.)
    Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge (New York)
    ISBN:ISBN 978-1-62417-802-3

    R. Kikuchi
    Management of biomethane released from hydroelectric dams: a debate on intense greenhouse gas. (2013)
    Chapter title: Dams – Structure, Performance and Safety Management (pp. 211-228), S. Khlifi (ed.).
    Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge (New York)
    ISBN:ISBN 978-1-62417-702-6

    R. Kikuchi & R. Gerardo
    Environmental policy in Portugal: a case study of public participation in decision making on a waste management project (2012)
    Chapter title: Portugal – Economic, Political and Social Issues (pp. 85-95), A. J. B. Gonçalves & A. A. B. Vieira (eds.).
    Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge (New York)
    ISBN:ISBN 978-1-62257-474-2

    R. Kikuchi
    A sustainable approach to traditional medicine for a future beyond the conflict with nature conservation (2012)
    Chapter title: Traditional Medicine – new research (pp. 211-224), Y. Motoo (ed.).
    Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge (New York)
    ISBN:ISBN 978-1-62257-448-3

    R. Kikuchi
    Comparison between reptiles and dinosaurs to clarify their differences and similarities (2011)
    Chapter title: Reptiles – biology, behavior and conservation (pp. 127-140), K.J. Baker (ed.).
    Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge (New York)
    ISBN:ISBN 978-1-61122-856-4

    R. Kikuchi, T. Gorbacheva & L. Ivanova
    Ecological restoration in boreal forest management: application of rolled lawn in an area currently suffering from pollution (2011)
    Chapter title: Advances in Environmental Research (volume 5, pp. 301-313), J.A. Daniels (ed.).
    Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge (New York)
    ISBN:ISBN 978-1-61668-744-1

    R. Kikuchi
    13 milhões de mortes por ano devido aos riscos ambientais (2010)
    Chapter title: Gestão dos resíduos sólidos no mundo e em África (pp. 4-5), R. Kikuchi and R. Gerardo (eds.).
    CERNAS, Coimbra
    ISBN:ISBN 978-989-96536-0-3

    R. Kikuchi
    The role of agroforestry development in transition from neoclassic economy to bio-based economy. (2010)
    Chapter title: Agricultural Economics: New Research (pp. 243-254), T.H. Lee (ed.).
    Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge (New York)
    ISBN:ISBN 978-1-61668-445-7

    R. Kikuchi, T. Yamamoto & J. Kukačka
    Environmental application of smelting – combination of smelting technique with gasification for waste solid management (2009)
    Chapter title: Chemical Mineralogy, Smelting and Metallization (pp. 161-184), E.D. McLaughlin & L.A. Breaux (eds.).
    Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge (New York)
    ISBN:ISBN 978-1-60692-853-0

    R. Kikuchi
    Possibility for adaptation of conventional energy to European energy strategy: consideration of coal utilization based on case studies (2008)
    Chapter title: Energy in Europe –- economy, policy and strategy (pp. 376-389), F.L. Magnusson & O.W. Bengtsson (eds.).
    Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge (New York)
    ISBN:ISBN: 978-1-60456-829-5

    R. Kikuchi
    Consideration of component structure on sustainable development: a case study of post-war Croatia (2007)
    Chapter title: Progress in Sustainable Development Research (pp. 217-228), R.A. Lopez (ed.).
    Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge (New York)
    ISBN:ISBN 978-1-60021-847-7

    R. Kikuchi
    Alternative by-products of coal combustion and simultaneous SO2/SO3/NOx treatment of coal-fired flue gas (2006)
    Chapter title: Coal and Coal Combustion Byproducts and Environmental Issues (pp. 21-32), K. Sajwan, I. Twardowska, T. Punshon & A. Alva (eds.).
    Springer-Verlag, New York
    ISBN:ISBN 0-387-25865-5

    R. Kikuchi & T. Gorbacheva
    Acidification in boreal environment – Response of forested podzolic land to acid load (2005)
    Chapter title: Agriculture and Soil Pollution: New Research (pp. 103-112), J.V. Livingston (ed.)
    Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge (New York)
    ISBN:ISBN 1-59454-310-0

  • Resource logistics as a support tool of science, technology and innovation policy decision
    Research Team Member: Ryunosuke Kikuchi
    Institution: Tokoku University, National Institute for Environmental Studies and National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, etc.
    Period: 04/12 – 09/15
    Grant: RISTEX – Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society
    Project Code: 150227
    Funding value: 94,000 euros (12,220,000 JPY)
    Project site: http://www.resourcelogistics-for-stipolicy.com/en/

    Sustainable resource utilization towards biodiversity conservation: Global supply chain analysis of nickel
    Research Team Member: Ryunosuke Kikuchi
    Institution: National Institute for Environmental Studies , Tohoku University, Kyoto University and Ryukoku University
    Period: 11/12 – 10/13
    Grant: Sumitomo Foundation
    Project Code: 123106
    Funding value: 15,400 euros (2,000,000 JPY)
    Project site: http://www.sumitomo.or.jp/html/kankyo/kantaisyo2012.htm

  • MSc.: Shuhei Kimura.
    Thesis Topic: Ecological role of white ants (termites) in element cycle of temperate forest.
    Financing program: NA
    Date of conclusion: 03/16

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