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A Specialized Unit Focusing on Environmental Protection

Since 1976, the Yakult Chemical Analysis Center has been conducting contract analyses and tests commissioned by government offices, corporations, and consumers. As an analysis and test organization approved by the national and municipal governments, the center performs analyses (such as environmental analysis, food product analysis, and special analysis) and technological development to evaluate the environment, including the development of reagents for microbial identification using antibodies (ISO 14001 certified facility).

In addition, the center has been promoting the Yakult A&G Water Purification System using Yakult containers to contribute to environmental improvement.

Analysis and Testing Operations

Licensed and Approved Operations
  • Measurement certification business
  • Drinking water quality inspections in buildings
  • Measurement of air quality in buildings
  • Working environment measurement institution
Microorganism Testing
  • Qualitative and quantitative tests using cultivation
  • Qualitative and quantitative tests using molecular biology techniques (Real-time PCR method, fluorescent staining method, DGGE method, and clone library method)
  • Microbiological tests (Click on this for further details)
Chemical Analysis
  • Ingredient/product analysis
  • Food analysis
  • Specialized analysis
  • Development of analysis methods
Biotechnology
  • Cultivation of microorganisms in large quantities
  • Development of measurement kits
Environmental Protection
  • Promotion of the Yakult A&G Water Purification System
  • Environmental cleanup using microorganisms
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrophotometer
    Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrophotometer
    Qualitative and quantitative analysis of inorganic elements
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatograph
    High Performance Liquid Chromatograph
    Isolation and quantitative analysis of organic compounds
  • DNA sequencer
    DNA sequencer
    Identification and analysis of microorganisms based on DNA sequence
  • Reflected Fluorescence Microscope
    Reflected Fluorescence Microscope
    Qualitative and quantitative analysis of microorganisms using FISH method
  • Analytical testing of harmful substances in regards to environmental protection
    Analytical testing of harmful substances in regards to environmental protection
  • Determination of heavy metals by atomic absorption spectrophotometer
    Determination of heavy metals by atomic absorption spectrophotometer

Research and development of environmental protection products

Along with performing the isolation and identification of environmental microbes and developing quantitative technology, we also develop products that are useful in environmental conservation. These products include “KENSHUTUKUN” and “SPIRAKUN” - kits for the rapid determination of nitrifying bacteria, which have been put into practical use through collaborative research with public institutions.

Determination kits for nitrifying bacteria

Immunolatex
KENSHUTUKUN
Immunolatex Kenshutsukun
(*Officially designated for use in test of sewage)
Immunolatex
SPIRAKUN
Immunolatex Supirakun

A&G Water Purification system

Yakult containers are utilized in our factories and local wastewater treatment facilities or contaminated rivers and ponds because their special shape and quality of material produces good results in helping in the decontamination of industrial drainage and domestic wastewater.

Yakult containers with their bottoms removed are used as filtering media.

Yakult container

Water in rivers and lakes has the capacity to purify itself. Microorganisms in the water take part in this action. These microorganisms purify water by ingesting and decomposing as nutrients the causative substances contaminating the water. Important points in bio-treatment of contaminated water are as follows: to propagate microorganisms and then to keep the propagated microorganism healthy (activation).

In the Yakult A&G Water Purification System, Yakult containers are effective for decontamination because of their excellent shape and quality of material, and thus are adopted as filtering media. In addition, our original infill technique improves trapping performance and the retention capacity for microorganisms. This system has achieved excellent results in the purification of industrial drainage, rivers, ponds, and seawater, as well as domestic wastewater.

The basic flow of the water purification system using Yakult containers as filtering materials

The basic flow of the water treatment system using Yakult containers as filtering materials



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