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AIST-MeRAM (AIST-Multi-purpose Ecological Risk Assessment and Management Tool)

AIST-MeRAM is a free, user-friendly software for ecological risk assessment/management of chemicals substances. By installing AIST-MeRAM on your computer, you can perform assessment with only a few mouse clicks – ranging from Hazard Quotient risk assessment to high level risk assessment using species sensitivity distribution and population-level effect models. AIST-MeRAM contains not only these assessment models, but also toxicity test data on approximately 3900 substances and the emission factors of chemicals under CSCL (Chemical Substances Control Law of Japan). You can thus use the tool even if you don’t have data at hand or expertise in ecological risk assessment and statistical analysis.

AIST-ADMER (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology – Atmospheric Dispersion Model for Exposure and Risk Assessment)

A computer model with a set of systems which provides estimation of atmospheric concentrations of chemical substances and human exposure assessment. The purpose of AIST-ADMER is to estimate chemical concentrations in relatively broader areas such as Kanto or Kansai as averages over a long period of time. This model can provide exposure assessment as monthly average in 5 x 5 km mesh and six different time zones.

METI-LIS (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry – Low Rise Industrial Source Dispersion MODEL)

A user-friendly computer model developed originally by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for wide use not only by researchers and specialists but by manufacturers and citizens. METI-LIS version 2 developed with CRM initiative is now available in English also. This model puts special importance to expressing downdraft effect, which often affects dispersion from low emission sources, while it gives solutions of simple Gaussian plume and puff formula for elevated sources. In addition to a short-term estimation with fixed meteorological conditions, a long-term average estimation can be obtained with the model, when hourly meteorological datasets are prepared by users.

AIST-LCA Ver.4

LCA Software Following the ISO 14040 series Database (over 400) Import model Support of reporting Japanese / English version

NICE-III (National Integration of CO2 Emission Model)

To estimate long-term carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from Japan. To be improved the model for considering material and energy flows. For the decision of the technological R&D strategies, view from economic aspect will also be included.