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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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Rejali, R. (author)
This thesis focuses on possible platforms for a bottom-up approach towards realizing and characterizing atomically assembled magnetic and electronic artificial lattices. For this, we make use of the scanning tunneling microscope (STM), which provides a local probe of the magnetic and electronic properties of the sample and allows for the atom-by...
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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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Blishchik, A. (author)
Steel is found irreplaceable in many industrial applications. It is currently predicted that steel consumption will increase significantly in the coming decades. Humanity is expected to produce more and more steel-based products, such as cables, cars, railways, bridges, stadiums, skyscrapers, etc. The increased demand will pose a serious...
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Fu, Y. (author)
When high-temperature steels are loaded under under industrially relevant conditions not only creep (i.e. a time dependent strain increase even under nominally constant loading conditions) occurs, but also local damage is formed. At relatively short exposure times quasi-spherical micron-sized cavities form preferentially at the grain boundaries...
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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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Rego, Leandro (author)
Aircraft noise levels have been significantly reducedwith the introduction of high-bypass ratio turbofan engines, particularly jet noise due to turbulence mixing. This, however, has led to engines with larger diameters and a closer coupling between them and the airframe. As a result, interactions between the exhaust jet flow and the wing give...
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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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de Gelder, E. (author)
Automated Vehicles (AVs) have a great potential to change transport fundamentally by making it safer, by reducing travel time, and by increasing mobility and accessibility for all. The level of automation of these vehicles determines the extent to which the driver’s task is accomplished by the AV. With the increasing number of AVs entering the...
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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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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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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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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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