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last modified:2019/08/02

Professor OTANI Yoshio

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Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Frontier Engineering,Institute of Science and Engineering
Vice President (International Affairs)
Director of Global Affairs

College and School Educational Field

Division of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
School of Frontier Engineering, College of Science and Engineering


Particle Processing Lab. TEL:076-234-4813 FAX:076-264-6239

Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
Syracuse Univ. Doctor Chemical Engiheering 1982 Completed
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
Kanazawa University 1977
Ph. D.


Research Associate, Faculty of Engineering, Kanazawa University Dept. of Chemical Engineering(1982/08/01-1991/01/31)
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kanazawa University Dept. of Chemical Engineering(1991/02/01-1993/03/31)
Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kanazawa University Dept. of Chemical Engineering(1993/04/01-1998/07/31)
Visiting staff, Harvard Univ., School of Public Health School of Public Health, Harvard Univ. Visiting Staff(1997/08/01-1998/03/31)
Visiting Professor, JAIST JAIST Visiting Professor(2005/04/01-2010/03/31)
NEDO Project, Research and Development of Nanoparticle Characterization Methods(2006/04/01-2011/03/31)

Year & Month of Birth


Academic Society

Society of Chemical Engineering, Japan


Society of Chemical Engineering, Japan
Society of Chemical Engineering, Japan
Society of Chemical Engineering, Japan
○Smoking Research Foundation(2004/07/15)
○JACA Award(2004/04/14)
○JACA Research Award(2006/04/15)
○Smoking Research Foundation(2007/07/15)
○JAAST Research Paper Award(2007/08/20)
○Research Paper Award, Japan Association of Aerosol Sciecne and Technology(2010/08/04)
○KONA Award(2015/03/09)


Aerosol technology、Health Effect of Inhaled Particles、Properties in chemical engineering process/Transfer operation/Unit operation、Reaction engineering/Process system

Speciality Keywords

Aerosol Technology, Nanoparticles, Air filter

Research Themes

Lung Deposition of Aerosol Particles

Removal and Separation of Aerosol Particles

Contamination Control


  •  E. Iritani et al. Introduction to Chemical Engineering - Fundamentals of Chemical Processes 2007/10
  •  M. Hosokawa, M. K. Nogi, Naito, T. Yokoyama 3.3 Brownian diffusion  Elsevier 2007/02


  •  Acinar Flow Irreversibility Caused by Perturbations in Reversible Alveolar Wall Motion JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY 86 3 977-984 1999/03
  •  Analysis of Drying Process of Seed Particles in Spouted Bed with Draft Tube ADVANCED POWDER TECHNOLOGY 13 1 73-91 2002/03
  •  Development of Unipolar Ion Generator - Separation of Ions in Axial Direction of Flow Aerosol Sci. & Technol. 26 5 389-297 1997/10
  •  Dynamic Properties of an Organic Hybrid of Chlorinated Polyethlene and Hindered Phenol Compound J. Applied Polymer Sci. 82 1788-1793 2001/09
  •  Effects of Molecule Aggregation State on Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Chlorinated Polyethlene/Hindered Phenol Blends POLYMER 42 8289-8295 2001/08

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  •  Measurement of the Ion Mobility Distribution at a New Ion Mobility Analyzer with Separation in Axial Direction to the Flow J. Aerosol Sci., 29 S1 S1247-S1248 1998/09
  •  Particle Collection of Medium Performance Air Filters Consisting of Binary Fibers under Dust Loaded Conditions SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY 19 2 145-152 2000/04
  •  Performance Evaluation of Cluster-DMA with Electrometer and Its Application to Ion Mobility Measurements エアロゾル研究 13 2 83-93 1998/06
  •  Phase Modification of Acrylate Rubber/Chlorinated Polypropyrene Blends by a Hindered Phenol Compound Polymer J. 33 4 322-329 2001/04
  •  Prediction of Collection Efficiency of High-performance Electret Filters J. Chem. Eng. Japan 35 1 57-62 2002/01
  •  Technique for Aerosol Flow Check in Differential Mobility Analyzer and Its Influence on Classification Performance J. Chem. Eng. Japan 30 6 1065-1069 1997/12
  •  ラスキンノズルで発生させたシリカ粒子の特性とエアフィルタ性能試験法 化学工学論文集 26 2 100-104 2000/02
  •  Collection Performance of Cyclone with Fabrics Attached on Inner Wall of Outlet Tube Proc. of Asian Particle Technology CD-ROM 2000/12
  •  Dynamic Properties of Chlorinated Polyethylene/Hindered Phenol Blends Filled with Nano-size Carbon Black Particles Proc. of International Symposium on Nanoparticles 108-112 2001/07
  •  Removal of Organic Species by UV-Irradiated Titania Honeycombs Proc. of 14th ISCC 482-488 1998/05
  •  Removal of Toluene Vapor by Titania-Photocatalytic Reaction Combined with Corona Discharge Proc. of the Third Taipei-Kyushu Joint Symposium on Chemical Engineering 176-178 1999/03
  •  Influence of inhalation pattern on dispersion performance of dry powder inhaler (DPI) Journal of Powder Society of Japan 41 7 500-5007 2004/07
  •  Growth and Deposition of Saline Droplets Covered with a Monolayer of Surfactant 3 2 155-166 1984/03
  •  Most Penetrating Particle Size in Electlet Fiber Filtration Proceeding of 1st Int. Aerosol Conf 567-572 1984/09
  •  Behavior of Metal Mercury in Gases Environ. Sci. & Technol 18 10 793-796 1984/10
  •  Adsorption of Mercury Vapor on Particles Environ. Sci. & Technol 20 7 735-738 1986/07
  •  Effect of Charging State of Particles on Electlet Filtration Aerosol Sci. & Technol 7 1 1-13 1987/01
  •  Collection Mechanisms of Electlet Filter Particulate Sci. & Technol. 5 161-171 1987/06
  •  Removal of Mercury Vapor from Air with Sulfur-Impregnated Adsorbents Environ. Sci & Technol. 22 6 708-711 1988/06
  •  Experimental Determination of Deposition Velocity onto Wafer for Particles in the Size Range between 0.03 and 0.8 Ém Proc. Inst. of Environ. Sciences 301-305 1989/05
  •  Experimental Study of Aerosol Filtration by the Granular Bed Over a Wide Range of Reynolds Numbers Aerosol Sci. & Technol. 10 3 463-474 1989/06
  •  Determination of Deposition Velocity onto a Wafer for Particles in the Size Range between 0.03 and 0.8 Ém J. Aerosol Sci. 20 7 787-796 1989/12
  •  Removal of Cigarette Smoke Particulates from Room Environment Int. Archives of Occup. and Environ. Health, Suppl. 90-98 1990/03
  •  Mixing and Deposition of Brownian Particles in Model Alveolus J. Chem. Eng. Japan 23 3 326-331 1990/06
  •  Mixing and Deposition of Aerosol in a Model Alveolus Aerosols (Proc. 3rd Int. Aerosol Conf.) 2 1279-1281 1990/09
  •  Application of Mixing and Deposition Data of Brownian Particles in a Model Alveolus to Human Alveoli J. Chem. Eng. Japan 24 2 154-159 1991/06
  •  Fundamental Study on the Simultaneous Removal of Gaseous and Particulate Matters in Room Environment by Fibrous Filters J. Aerosol Sci. 22 Suppl.1 793-796 1991/12
  •  Removal of Particles from Smooth Flat Surfaces by Consecutive Pulse Air Jets Aerosol Sci. & Technol 23 4 665-673 1995/10
  •  Generation of Nanometer Size Particles and Their Removal from Air Advanced Powder Technol. 6 4 271-281 1995/12
  •  Particle Formation of Materials Outgassed from Silicone Sealants by Corona-Discharge Ionizers J. Institute of Environ. Sciences Jan./Feb. 26-32 1996/02
  •  Flow-Induced of Mixing at Low Reynolds Number in an Expanding and Contracting Alveolus Model Aerosol Inhalation:Recent Reserch Frontiers 187-193 1996/03
  •  Dry Mechanical Cleaning of Various Surfaces Adhering Fine Particles by Consecutive Pulse Air Jets Proc. of the 42nd Annual Technical Meetings of the IES 189-196 1996/05
  •  Simultaneous Removal of Particulate and Gaseous Cigarette Smoke Components by Corona Discharge Proc. of 7th Int. Conf. on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Nagoya 4 51-56 1996/09
  •  Aerosol Transport and Deposition in the Rhythmically Expanding Pulmonary Acinus J. Aerosol Medicine 9 3 389-408 1996/12
  •  Bipolar Charging of Aerosol Nanoparticles by a Soft X-ray Photoionizer J. Chemical Engineering of Japan 35 8 786-793 2002/08
  •  Charging of Particles in Unipolar Coronas Irradiated by in-situ Soft X-rays: Enhancement of Capture Efficiency of Ultra Fine Particle J. of Aerosol Science 33 9 1279-1296 2002/09
  •  Electric Separation of Volatile Organic Compounds by Ionization Environmental Sci. & Technol. 36 19 4170-4174 2002/08
  •  Interaction between Brownin Dffusion and Coulombic Force in Electret Filtration 17 4 277-283 2002/12
  •  Effective Collection of Ultrafine Particles with Soft X-ray Irradiation under Applied Electric Field and/or Corona Discharge J. IEST 46 77-84 2003/09
  •  eparation of Volatile Organic Compound Vapor by an Ionization and Electrical Migrations Separation Model Ind. Eng. Chem. Res 42 5617-5621 2003/09
  •  Suppression of Dioxins Formation in Char of Small Scale Incinerators for Industrial Wastes by Addition of Hydrated Lime-Lab-Scale Experiments on Combustion of PVC J. Chinese Inst. Chem. Engrs. 35 1 1-7 2004/01
  •  Performance of Air Filters Cleaned by Superccritical Carbon Dioxide Separation & Purification Technol., Elsevier, Science Direct Online Publication 1 2004/03
  •  A Titanium Dioxide-Silica Glass Granule Packed Bed Reactor for Degradation of Airborne Organic Compounds J. Chem. Eng. Japan 37 4 503-513 2004/07
  •  Characteristics of PAHs in particulates in the atmospheric environment of Hat Yai City, Thailand, and relationship with rubber-wood burning in rubber sheet production M. Furuuchi, et al. 8 3 265-278 2008/06
  •  Characteristics of PAHs in particulates in the atmospheric environment of Hat Yai City, Thailand, and relationship with rubber-wood burning in rubber sheet production Masami Furuuchi, Thitiworn Choosong, Mitsuhiko Hata, Yoshio Otani, 10  30-37 2010/03
  •  Formation of highly charged nanodroplets by condensation-electrospray device Seto, Takafumi; Maekawa, Tetsuya; Osone, Saho; Kawamura, Kazuki; Yamauchi, Toshiyuki; Otani, Yoshio CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE 85 46-49 2013/01

Conference Presentations

Arts and Fieldwork


○Aerosol classifier and Aerosol Sampler(publish date:2008/03/01)(No:特許公開2008-70222)
○Aerosol Measuring Instrument(publish date:2007/08/01)(No:特許公開2007-205829)

Theme to the desired joint research

○Development of air filters
○Air Cleaning

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research


Classes (Bachelors)

○Experiments in Chemical Engineering B(2017)
○Practical Exercise of Chemical Engineering(2017)
○Introduction to Biology, Material Engineering and Geosciences B(2017)
○Unit Operations B(2017)
○Experiments in Chemical Engineering A(2017)
○Fluid Dynamics(2017)
○Experiments in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering(2017)
○Introduction to Engineering(2017)
○Chemical Engineering Stoichiometry(2016)
○Practical Exercise of Chemical Engineering(2016)
○Experiments in Chemical Engineering B(2016)
○Experiments in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering(2016)
○Unit Operations B(2016)
○Fluid Dynamics(2016)
○Experiments in Chemical Engineering A(2016)
○Introduction to Engineering(2016)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Introduction to Environmental Engineering A(2017)
○Aerosol Technology(2017)
○Aerosol Technology(2017)
○Aerosol Technology(2017)
○Aerosol Technology(2017)
○Creative Research 2(2017)
○Basic Chemical Engineering A(2017)
○Environmental Management B(2017)
○Basic Chemical Engineering B(2017)
○Environmental Management A(2017)
○Introduction to Environmental Engineering B(2017)
○Engineering Fluid Dynamics B(2017)
○Engineering Fluid Dynamics A(2017)
○Engineering Fluid Dynamics B(2016)
○Basic Chemical Engineering A(2016)
○Engineering Fluid Dynamics A(2016)
○Creative Research 2(2016)
○Introduction to Environmental Engineering(2016)
○Basic Chemical Engineering B(2016)
○Aerosol Technology(2016)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

Others (Social Activities)

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