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Steijlen, A.S.M. (author)
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Akter, J. (author)
The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) Delta is a good example of a large estuarine system with sparse data. This study describes the development and validation of a morphodynamic process-based model (Delft3D) as a tool to predict the dynamic system as a response to climate change, sea-level rise, subsidence and other influences. The modelled...
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Henze, L.A.R. (author)
Designers generally use human-centred design (HCD) methods to gain insights on the needs of the people they are designing for, and keep focus on these needs when creating solutions. In keeping with this focus, designers use their insights on User Experiences (UX) when making design-decisions.<br/>The focus of human-centred design expanded in the...
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Fu, J. (author)
In typical power system operations, failures, e.g., caused by degradation, may result in service interruption and loss of power supply. Furthermore, low-occurrence-probability but high-impact extreme events, e.g., natural disasters and cyber-attacks, may also damage the power grid. This thesis aims to develop innovative strategies for handling...
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Qian, Z. (author)
Electrodialysis (ED) is a membrane-based process in which ions are transported under the influence of an externally applied electrical potential. Ion-exchange membranes (IEMs) are key components in ED processes. There are two types of IEMs: (1) cation-exchange membranes (CEMs), which contain fixed, negatively charged groups, and (2) anion...
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Velthoen, J.J. (author)
In this thesis we develop several statistical methods to estimate high conditional quantiles to use for statistical post-processing of weather forecasts. We propose methodologies that combine theory from extreme value statistics and machine learning algorithms in order to estimate high conditional quantiles in large covariate spaces. In...
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Verma, N. (author)
Hydrogen has been contemplated as a desirable energy source of the future with enormous possibilities to create a carbon-neutral society. Since palladium (Pd) readily absorbs hydrogen even at low pressure and room temperature, Pd and its alloys are suitable for hydrogen production, purification, storage, gas sensors, and fuel cell catalyst....
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Jansen, B. (author)
The use of spreadsheets in industry is widespread. Their outcomes are often used to substantiate critical business decisions. Unfortunately, spreadsheets are also error-prone. Consequently, companies risk making decisions based on inaccurate information, which eventually could lead to loss of money and reputation.<br/>This dissertation...
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Visser, Mirjam (author)
This thesis explores why some consumers buy sustainable options and others do not. As well as how this can be altered through targeted marketing communication and design. Sustainable intent is no guarantee for sustainable behaviour, but sustainable intent is also not a necessity for sustainable behaviour. It is the sustainable behaviour that...
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Chimmalgi, S. (author)
Due to the ever increasing global connectivity, the demand on the fiber-optic communication infrastructure is projected to keep increasing rapidly. A major factor currently limiting transmission capacity is the fiber nonlinearity. Some researchers have suggested the application of nonlinear Fourier transforms to exploit the fiber nonlinearity...
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Ceron Chafla, P.S. (author)
Anaerobic processes such as Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and mixed culture fermentation (MCF) are important technologies in the bioeconomy context since they can be used to convert (waste) biomass feedstock into gaseous energy carriers and chemical commodities, theoretically without the use of any additional energy source. AD is a multi-step...
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Martins Martinho Bessa, A.C. (author)
As Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly important in modern society, there is a pressing need to address the ethical issues associated with these technologies. AI Ethics is a necessary endeavor to capitalize on the benefits of AI while minimizing its risks. However, it faces important challenges related to normative urgency, multi...
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Vermunt, P.C. (author)
Observing vegetation water dynamics from space offers insights into plant-water relations and water and carbon fluxes across ecosystems at local to global scales. A promising technique to observe water in the vegetation layer is radar, an active form of microwave remote sensing. Interactions between microwaves and vegetation material depend on...
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Wang, Q. (author)
To eliminate organic micropollutants (OMPs) from (surface) water, activated carbon adsorption is a cost-effective technology to remove a broad range of OMPs without producing any byproducts. However, co-existing dissolved organic matter (DOM), at much higher concentrations (mg C/L) than OMPs (ng/L-μg/L), inducing adsorption competition, can...
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Annaduzzaman, M. (author)
Groundwater arsenic (As) contamination is a severe drinking water quality problem and threatens human health in Bangladesh and other countries. Chronic exposure to As-contaminated drinking water has resulted in tens of millions of people suffering from skin lesions, hyperkeratosis, melanosis, skin cancer, and cancer of internal organs. The World...
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Sarkar, A. (author)
Efforts to realize a sufficiently large controllable quantum processor are actively being pursued globally. These quantum devices are programmed by specifying the manipulation of quantum information via quantum algorithms. This doctoral research provides an application perspective to the design requirements of a quantum accelerator architecture....
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Li, W. (author)
Multi-phase metallic materials such as Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS) are of great importance in a wide variety of high-tech industries due to their higher strength compared to conventional (mild) forming steels. The higher strength leads to various advantages in weight, safety and environmental friendliness. In order to develop new AHHS...
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van Linden, N. (author)
Ammonia (NH3) is one of world’s most-produced chemicals and is mostly used as a raw resource for fertilisers. From the used NH3-based fertilisers, almost half of the NH3 ends up in receiving water bodies, leading to eutrophication, eventually resulting in species diversity loss in the aquatic environment. To minimise environmental damage, total...
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Quan, H. (author)
Fatigue failures are a major concern in aeronautics. The growth of fatigue cracks in metallic structures and adhesively bonded joints has been studied for decades. Nowadays, most researchers evaluate and predict the fatigue damage growth rate (da/dN) with empirical and phenomenon based approaches, using Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics with...
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Hartmann, J. (author)
“Access to safe drinking water is a fundamental human need and, therefore, a basic human right. Contaminated water jeopardizes both the physical and social health of all people”: such is the importance of safe drinking water, as stated by Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, on World Water Day 2001. While some countries...
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