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Piao, L.P. (author), De Vries, Laurens (author), de Weerdt, M.M. (author), Yorke-Smith, N. (author)
DC distribution systems are a promising alternative to existing AC distribution systems. They connect customers to local energy sources without conversion, thus reducing power losses. However, the unique features of DC impose strict requirements for system operation compared to AC. Within the context of a liberalized energy market, this...
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Rashidashmagh, Fatemeh (author), Doekhi-Bennani, Y. (author), Tizghadam-Ghazani, Mostafa (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author), Mashayekh-Salehi, Ali (author), Heijman, Sebastiaan (author), Yaghmaeian, Kamyar (author)
A novel sol-gel method was employed in this study to efficiently synthesize SnO2 nanoparticles to catalyze the ozonation of acetaminophen (ACT) from aqueous solutions. The influence of various parameters including Sn source, type of capping and alkaline agents, and calcination temperature on the catalytic activity of the SnO2 preparations was...
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Doekhi-Bennani, Y. (author), Mir Leilabady, N. (author), Fu, Mingyan (author), Rietveld, L.C. (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author), Heijman, Sebastiaan (author)
Continuous development of industry and civilization has led to changes in composition, texture and toxicity of waste water due to the wide range of pollutants being present. Considering that the conventional wastewater treatment methods are insufficient for removing micropollutants and nutrients to a high level, other, alternative, treatment...
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Muralidharan, A. (author), Rems, Lea (author), Kreutzer, M.T. (author), Boukany, P. (author)
Transient physical disruption of cell membranes by electric pulses (or electroporation) has significance in biomedical and biological applications requiring the delivery of exogenous (bio)molecules to living cells. We demonstrate that actin networks regulate the cell membrane permeability during electroporation. Disruption of actin networks...
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Quan, D. (author), Moloney, Peter (author), Carolan, Declan (author), Abourayana, Hisham (author), Ralph, Calvin (author), Ivankovic, Alojz (author), Dowling, Denis (author), Murphy, Neal (author)
This work studied the effects of adding short basalt fibers (BFs) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), both separately and in combination, on the mechanical properties, fracture toughness, and electrical conductivity of an epoxy polymer. The surfaces of the short BFs were either treated using a silane coupling agent or further...
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O’Reilly, Thomas (author), Teeuwisse, Wouter M. (author), de Gans, D.H. (author), Koolstra, Kirsten (author), Webb, A. (author)
Purpose: To design a low-cost, portable permanent magnet-based MRI system capable of obtaining in vivo MR images within a reasonable scan time. Methods: A discretized Halbach permanent magnet array with a clear bore diameter of 27 cm was designed for operation at 50 mT. Custom-built gradient coils, RF coil, gradient amplifiers, and RF...
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Castellucci, Héctor Ignacio (author), Viviani, Carlos (author), Arezes, Pedro (author), Molenbroek, J.F.M. (author), Martínez, Marta (author), Aparici, Verónica (author)
Anthropometry is critical for product and workplace design. Highly prevalent, office work is associated with sedentarism and physical discomfort due to prolonged sitting. Dynamic seating (alternating across sitting, perching, and standing) has been suggested as an alternative to overcome those problems. The current study tested a large sample...
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Beeftink, Mart (author), Hofs, Bas (author), Kramer, O.J.I. (author), Odegard, Ingrid (author), van der Wal, Albert (author)
In the Netherlands, central softening of drinking water is widely applied for reasons of public health, client comfort, economic and environmental benefits. Currently, the detrimental contributions of softening, in particular the use of chemicals and energy, are taken into account in the carbon footprint of the Dutch drinking water companies....
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Zhang, P. (author), Li, S. (author), Nunez, Alfredo (author), Li, Z. (author)
In this paper, we present a solution method based on finite element (FE) modeling to predict multimodal dispersive waves in a free rail. As well as the modal behaviors and wavenumber-frequency dispersion relations, the phase and group velocities of six types of propagative waves are also derived and discussed in detail in the frequency range...
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Bianchi, M. (author), Grammatico, S. (author)
We design a distributed algorithm for learning Nash equilibria over time-varying communication networks in a partial-decision information scenario, where each agent can access its own cost function and local feasible set, but can only observe the actions of some neighbors. Our algorithm is based on projected pseudo-gradient dynamics, augmented...
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Feng, Y. (author), Duives, D.C. (author), Daamen, W. (author), Hoogendoorn, S.P. (author)
Collecting pedestrian behaviour data is vital to understand pedestrian behaviour. This systematic review of 145 studies aims to determine the capability of contemporary data collection methods in collecting different pedestrian behavioural data, identify research gaps and discuss the possibilities of using new technologies to study pedestrian...
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Fu, Mingyan (author), He, Mingjing (author), Heijman, Sebastiaan (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author)
Removal of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) from municipal wastewater is becoming more and more important. On-site regeneration of exhausted adsorbents can be the key to practical applications. In this study, ozone-based regeneration of granular zeolites loaded with acetaminophen (ACE) was investigated. The adsorption capacity of ACE was...
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Jiang, Peng (author), Fu, Xiuju (author), Fan, Yee Van (author), Klemeš, Jiří Jaromír (author), Chen, P. (author), Ma, Stefan (author), Zhang, Wanbing (author)
Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) poses a significant threat to the population and urban sustainability worldwide. The surge mitigation is complicated and associates many factors, including the pandemic status, policy, socioeconomics and resident behaviours. Modelling and analytics with spatial-temporal big urban data are required to assist...
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Taljaard, S. (author), Slinger, J (author), Weerts, S. P. (author), Vreugdenhil, H.S.I. (author)
Rapid urbanization of the coast, growing global trade, stakeholder emancipation and ongoing depletion of natural resources mean that ports can no longer operate and develop without acknowledging and incorporating societal and environmental considerations. Drawing primarily on first-hand experiences in South African ports, supplemented with...
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Liu, Y. (author), Ferrari, Riccardo M.G. (author), Wu, Ping (author), Jiang, X. (author), Li, Sunwei (author), van Wingerden, J.W. (author)
Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWTs) operate in the harsh marine environment with limited accessibility and maintainability. Not only failures are more likely to occur than in land-based turbines, but also corrective maintenance is more expensive. In the present study, a mixed model and signal-based Fault Diagnosis (FD) architecture is...
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Stawska, A.M. (author), Lane, N.R. (author), de Weerdt, M.M. (author), Verzijlbergh, R.A. (author)
The growing capacity of intermittent energy sources causes more frequent system imbalances as well as congestion. Demand flexibility is a valuable resource that can be used to resolve these. Unfortunately, flexibility can also contribute to congestion, particularly when used to balance the grid. Using flexibility to solve grid problems...
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Ye, J. (author), Reppa, V. (author), Godjevac, M. (author), Negenborn, R.R. (author)
Offshore platforms and windmills are constructed by assembling huge mechanical structures transported by heavy lift vessels. The construction process comprises two interconnected operations, the dynamic positioning (DP) of the vessel and the lifting of heavy loads. The DP system is commonly designed and tuned for the case that there is no...
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Wu, H. (author), Qian, QK (author), Straub, A. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Prefabrication has the potential to improve the efficiency and sustainability of housing production. However, there are various challenges in the realization of prefabricated housing (PH) from the stakeholder's perspective. Transaction costs (TCs) theory provides a particular angle that explains the invisible costs within transactions. This...
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Ebrahimi, Amin (author), Kleijn, C.R. (author), Richardson, I.M. (author)
Development, optimisation and qualification of welding and additive manufacturing procedures to date have largely been undertaken on an experimental trial and error basis, which imposes significant costs. Numerical simulations are acknowledged as a promising alternative to experiments, and can improve the understanding of the complex process...
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Zinetullina, Altyngul (author), Yang, M. (author), Khakzad, Nima (author), Golman, Boris (author), Li, Xinhong (author)
The emergent hazards of chemical process systems cannot be wholly identified and are highly uncertain due to the complicated technical-human-organizational interactions. Under uncertain and unpredictable circumstances, resilience becomes an essential property of a chemical process system that helps it better adapt to disruptions and restore...
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