(Excerpt from the preface) This book was presented to introduce the special polymer structure that I invented. In this book, I would call the method to make that special polymer structure as "Suzu technology" for convenience.
Author: Ryohichi Nagashima
(Excerpt from the preface) This book was presented to introduce the special polymer structure that I invented. In this book, I would call the method to make that special polymer structure as "Suzu technology" for convenience. Suzu technology is the method that installs the cavities in the nano-sized porous structure of polymer, and there are activators, such as inorganic substances, nano materials, and microorganisms in the cavities being in no contact with the polymer wall. A suzu is a traditional musical Jananese instrument or toy, which is made of metal, china, etc., and has a small ball in a hollow sphere to make a sound when shaking. Because the special polymer structure mentioned above is similar to the shape of suzu, I will name the polymer structure as "Suzu structure" and call the related technology as "Suzu technology". The purpose of Suzu technology is to fix fine materials, such as nano-sized adsorbents or catalysts, nano materials, microorganisms and so forth. Such delicate materials are too small to be difficult on commercial usage, because they blow away when the wind blows. To fix them, generally, granulation method is used. But there are several problems on granulation method. Suzu technology gets a new method to fix the nano/micro materials to solve the problems on granulation method. Suzu technology can be applied to various fields, but in this book, I would wish to draw attention to the field of microorganism and bioterrorism. As described later in this book, using Suzu technology, you can easily encapsulate biological agents and such biological agents can survive in Suzu structure for long periods of time. This means that anyone can freely carry biological agents anywhere, such as in airplanes, trains, movie theaters and so forth. This is no more than a new style of bioterrorism. Suzu technology can provide a great deal of benefit to humankind if used peacefully, but can be used as a weapon of the devil if abused. The main purpose of this book is to be specified the possibility of bioterrorism caused by biological agents and to sound a warning bell to tackle countermeasures at an early stage. First, I will show you an overview of Suzu technology. Next, I would like to introduce the case studies in which microorganisms are included in Suzu structure. Finally, I would like to consider bioterrorism and raise a warning. It would be really happy for me if you could get useful information on Suzu technology and the possibility of a different style of bioterrorism from this book.