Taro Urase

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Taro Urase
Tokyo University of Technology
School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology
Ph.D.(The University of Tokyo)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 1995
Aug 1997
Research Assistant
Sep 1997
Sep 1999
Associate Professor
Oct 1999
Mar 2008
Associate Professor
Apr 2017
Mar 2019
Apr 2017
Mar 2019


Apr 1986
Mar 1990
Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Apr 1990
Mar 1995
Dept. Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Committee Memberships

Oct 2016
Oct 2016
An external assessor for staff promotion, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
International Water Association  East Asia and Western Pacific Regional Editorial Office of Water Research
International Water Association, 5th World Water Congress, program committee  member

Published Papers

Aerobic and Anaerobic Biological Degradation of Pharmaceutically Active Compounds in Rice Paddy Soils
Pahaerdin Nazhakaiti, Hirofumi Tsutsui and Taro Urase
Applied Sciences   9(12) 2505   Jun 2019   [Refereed]
Retention of Bacteria and DNA by Microfiltration Membranes in Wastewater Reclamation
Hirofumi Tsutsui, Taro Urase
Journal of Water and Environment Technology   17(3) 194-202   Jun 2019   [Refereed]
Quantitative monitoring of resistance in Escherichia coli to clinically important antimicrobials in an urban watershed
Taro Urase, Takaya Sato
J. of Water and Environment Technology   14(5) 341-349   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Treatment of saline wastewater by thermophilic membrane bioreactor
Ahmad Shahata, Taro Urase
Journal of Water and Environment Technology   14(2) 76-81   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
A critical review on characterization strategies of organic matter for wastewater and water treatment processes
Ngoc Han Tran, Huu Hao Ngo, Taro Urase, Karina Yew-Hoong Gin
Bioresource Technology   193 523-533   Jun 2015   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

Degradation of Specific Pharmaceuticals in the Different Paddy Soils
Pahaerdin Nazhakaiti, Nakazawa Ayane, Tsutsui Hirofumi, Urase Taro
7 Mar 2019   
Biodegradation of trace pharmaceutical substances in wastewater by a membrane bioreactor
Long-Li Bo, Taro Urase, Xiao-chang Wang
International conference on advances in chemical technologies for water and wastewater treatment   May 2008   
Proceedings of the (CCS-XIAN2008), p541-546. (ISBN: 978-7-5369-4498-5)
Factors affecting biodegradability of pharmaceuticals in wastewater by nitrifying activated sludge
Ngoc Han Tran, Taro Urase, Ikumi Nakajin
Environmental Forum, JSCE(Proc. 45 47-49)   Nov 2008   
Estimation of leachability from the content of dioxins in sediment
T. Urase, R. Naito,Y. Nakamura
Proc. of international conference on remediation of contaminated sediments International conference on remediation of contaminated sediments   2009   
Role of nitrification in the degradation of selected pharmaceutically active compounds by enriched nitrifier culture
Ngoc Han Tran, Taro Urase, Osamu Kusakabe
2nd International Conference on Occurrence, Fate, Effects, and Analysis of Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Colorado State University   2009   

Association Memberships



Drugs don't work: Exploring the mystery of multidrug-resistant bacteria
Web Service   Mar 2015 - Today
Short Movie, Science channel, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)